Application deadline: anytime, for residencies in Nov-Dec 2022 and Jan-April 2023

Are you a woman, non-binary, trans or 2-Spirit woman-identifying visual artist living in rural Manitoba, Saskatchewan or Northwestern Ontario, who would benefit from a trip to Winnipeg to see an exhibition, attend a lecture or take part in a workshop? Need to do research or buy art supplies? If so, MAWA welcomes your application to our Urban Retreat, in our loft-style apartment at 611 Main Street in downtown Winnipeg FREE OF CHARGE for stays of three nights to two weeks. Because there are two beds separated by a curtain, consider making the trip with an art buddy. Free parking is included, just steps from the apartment. The only requirement is that you become a MAWA member:

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.

To apply, please send a letter to explaining why you would like to stay at MAWA. Requests will be accommodated based on availability. Artists at all stages of their career are encouraged to apply. We welcome rural artists and want to support your practices, so don’t be shy! Come and stay with us!