Rural Artist Urban Retreat

Rural Artist Urban Retreat at MAWA

Deadline: anytime (for residencies in late 2019 and 2020)

Are you a woman or non-binary rural artist living in Manitoba, Saskatchewan or Northwestern Ontario and a MAWA member, 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 Urban Retreat and is offering our urban, loft-style apartment at 611 Main Street in downtown Winnipeg FREE OF CHARGE for stays of three nights to two weeks in duration. General availability is December 2019 through April 2020, please contact MAWA staff for exact dates.

The MAWA apartment is 25’ x 28’ or 7.6m x 8.5m (approximately 700 sq. ft. or 65 sq. metres), with four large openable windows, adjustable blinds, a smart TV and DVD player and an exposed brick wall. The MAWA apartment is fully furnished and includes a kitchen, a dining area, a bathroom with shower, a queen-sized 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. It is a walk-up 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. 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. Artists at all stages of their careers are encouraged to apply. We welcome rural artists and want to support your practices, so don’t be shy! Come and stay with us!

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