Rural Artist Urban Retreat

Are you a rural artist, living in 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 in the big city or buy art supplies? If so, MAWA welcomes your application to our new Urban Retreat!

Barb Flemmington in the beautiful loft-style apartment at 611 Main Street.

MAWA is offering our urban, loft-style apartment at 611 Main Street in downtown Winnipeg to rural women visual artists FREE OF CHARGE for 3 days to 2 weeks in duration. The MAWA apartment is fully furnished and includes a kitchen, a bathroom with shower, a queen bed, a double futon/couch and a designated parking space. All linens and cooking utensils are provided. The apartment is located on the second floor of the MAWA space, and so it is not wheelchair accessible. Because there are two beds separated by a curtain, consider making the trip to town with an art buddy. Free parking is included, just steps from the apartment.

To apply

Please send a letter to, explaining why you would like to stay at MAWA. Requests will be accommodated based on availability. Women artists at all stages of their careers are encouraged to apply. Equal consideration will be given to emerging and established artists.

We welcome rural artists and want to support your practices, so don’t be shy! Come and see us!