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Self-Directed Summer Residency

Deadline for Submissions: March 31, 2017, 12:00am

We are currently accepting applications to be part of this dynamic and vital part of Calgary’s cultural scene as participants in a self-directed summer residency and end of residency exhibition. Residency participants will have the option to work with the group to develop a community of fibre artists through workshops, critique sessions and exhibitions throughout the year.

We are seeking individuals who:

  • Are interested in working within a co-operative studio setting.
  • Will be actively involved in, and contribute to, our community.
  • Seek access to affordable studio space and specialized equipment.
  • Are interested in sharing their knowledge and skills through teaching and collaboration.
  • Appreciate and practice the diversity of textile arts and craft.
  • Embrace an environmental approach to studio production.
  • Are ready to commit a fee of $275 for a three-month, or $165 for one-month summer studio rental and access to equipment.
  • Will contribute to the end of summer residency exhibition.

Please visit for more information on our vision statement, goals and values.

Residency Dates

One-month residencies are:

  • May 28 – July 2, 2017, with mandatory attendance for orientation and move-in Sunday, May 28, 2017, at 1:00pm
  • July 23 – August 27, 2017, with mandatory attendance for orientation and move-in on Sunday, July 23, 2017, at 1:00pm

Three-month residency is:

  • May 28 – August 27, 2017, with mandatory attendance for orientation/move-in Sunday, May 28, 2017, at 1:00pm

How To Apply

Please review the attached submission information package or visit Current Contextural members are only required to submit a statement of intent unless you would like to be considered for the scholarship. See the scholarship section below for details.

Deadline for submissions is March 31, 2017, 12:00am. If accepted, residency fees are due with the acceptance form and supply order form by May 1, 2017.

Again this year, Contextural will be offering the Contextural Summer Residency Scholarship to individuals or members applying for the three-month residency. The scholarship includes studio fees for the three-month summer residency ($275 value) and $250 for supplies. Current Contextural Members that would like to be considered for the Contextural Residency Scholarship must submit a complete application.

For questions regarding the Contextural Summer Residency, please direct them to us at

We look forward to sharing this opportunity with you. Please feel free to share this opportunity with your networks!