MAWA is offering our urban, loft-style apartment to women, non-binary, trans and 2-Spirit women-identifying visual artists for residencies of 2-4 weeks in duration. Applicants can use the space and time for research, reflection, networking and/or production. Accommodation is provided for free.
The MAWA apartment is approximately 700 sq. ft. or 65 sq. m. with four large openable windows, air conditioning, adjustable blinds and a smart TV. The MAWA apartment is fully furnished and includes a kitchen, a dining area, a bathroom with shower, a queen-size bed, a double futon/couch and a designated parking space. All bedding, towels and cooking utensils are provided. The apartment is located on the second floor of 611 Main Street in downtown Winnipeg and is not wheelchair accessible. Pets and smoking are not allowed in the apartment. Artists’ family members are welcome.
MAWA’s apartment is a clean space that is not conducive to painting and many forms of sculpture. However, we can introduce you to other Winnipeg art centres that may be able to help you gain access to the facilities you need.
While at MAWA, you will be expected to present your work to our members in a form of your choice (screening, talk, performance, showcase of work-in-progress, etc.). MAWA will pay you a $335 fee for this presentation.
MAWA can provide a letter of invitation to successful applicants but is unable to provide or help artists secure travel and/or production funding.
Artists at all stages of their career are encouraged to apply. Equal consideration will be given to emerging and established artists. The MAWA residency program is intended to provide an oasis in which artists can do whatever they need to do in order to move their practice forward.
Applications must be emailed to [email protected]
with the subject heading “residency 2023” and should consist of a single PDF containing the following elements:
- a cover letter saying why you would like time in the MAWA apartment and what you will be working on (goals, rationale)
- first and second choice of preferred dates (including start and end dates) between May 1 and October 30, 2023
- an artist’s CV
- up to 20 embedded images or links to up to 2 videos no longer than 4 minutes in total
If you have any questions, contact Adriana at 204-949-9490 or [email protected].