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Our artists-in-residence

Activating the arts. Engaging Edmonton.

Embedded in different communities and organizations within the City of Edmonton, artists-in-residence collaborate with Edmontonians, city staff and other artists to reflect life in our city through their art. 

Ranging across art forms and project scope, there are a number of different ways both emerging and established artists can take advantage of artists-in-residence opportunities. Whether they’re partnering directly with the City of Edmonton, or an organization like The Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers or the historic Yorath House, artists have the chance to bring art into the community – and bring their creative vision to city life. 

A circular Indigenous hide artwork with branches and beading which resembles the flow of a river
aamiskwaciy-wâskahikan by MJ Belcourt, 2020 City of Edmonton Indigenous Artist-in-Residence, photo by Dwayne Martineau

Past artists-in-residence

Fern Facette and Matthew Cardinal
Yorath House Artist Studio — October 2022 — December 2022
Read more about the artists here.

Andrew Thorne and Anna Wildish
Yorath House Artist Studio — September 2022 — October 2022
Read more about the artists here.

Thea Bowering and Jody Shenkarek
Yorath House Artist Studio — June 2022 — August 2022
Read more about the artists here. Read reflections and poetry from the artists here: Post #1, Post #2, Post #3

Kerri Strobl and Christine Lesiak
Yorath House Artist Studio — March 2022 — May 2022
Read more about the artists here. Read their residency wrap-up here.

Matthew Wood
City of Edmonton, Indigenous Relations Office — February 2021 June 2021
Read more about Matthew here.

Adriana A. Davies and Marlena Wyman
Yorath House Artist Studio — January 2022 — March 2022
Read more about the artists here. Read the blog entries from the artists here: Post #2: The River’s Edge, Post #3: Go West Young Man, Post #4: Winter, Post #5: Treaties and Settlement History, Post #6: Marion Nicoll as Muse, Post #7: Beautiful Views, Post #8: Family and Home. Watch their artist talk here.

Emily Chu and Chelsea Boos
Yorath House Artist Studio — November 2021 — December 2021
Read more about the artists here.

Alicia Proudfoot and Stephanie Florence
Yorath House Artist Studio — May 2021 — June 2021
Read more about the artists here. Watch their artist talk, hosted by April Dean, here.

Jason Chinn and Amanda Bergen
Yorath House Artist Studio — January 2021 — April 2021
Read more about the artists here. Read their residency reflections here.

Alma Visscher and Taryn Kneteman
Yorath House Artist Studio — September 2020 — December 2020
Read their residency recap here.

Brandon Wint
Gateway Association of Edmonton — January 2020 — July 2020
Read more about Brandon here, and listen to his CBC Radio Active interview here.

Luciana Erregue-Sacchi
Action for Healthy Communities — March 2019 — October 2019
Read more about Luciana here and here.

Melissa-Jo (MJ) Belcourt
City of Edmonton, Indigenous Relations Office — January 2019 — December 2019
Read more about Melissa-Jo here.

Leanne Olson
Edmonton Waste Management Centre — February 2018 to February 2019
Read more about Leanne here and here, and read a review of her residency here.

Candace Makowichuk
City of Edmonton Cemeteries Department — May 2017 to April 2018
Read more about Candace here, here and here, watch her Alberta Primetime video here.

Allison Tunis
YESS: Youth Empowerment & Support Services — April 2017 to December 2017
Read more about Allison here and here.

Kasie Campbell
Kennedale Facility, City of Edmonton City Operations Department — August 2016 to July 2017
Read more about Kasie here, here and here.

Dawn Marie Marchand
Indigenous Relations Office, City of Edmonton — July 2016 to November 2017
Read more about Dawn here, here and here.

Julio Munhoz
Multicultural Health Brokers Co-op — May 2016 to July 2016
Read more about Julio here.

Jessie Beier
ASSIST Community Services Centre — January 2016 to June 2016
Read more about Jessie here and here.

Jennie Vegt
City Hall, Office of the City Clerk — June 2014 to November 2015
Read more about Jennie here and here, and watch her City of Edmonton video here.

Juan Lopezdabdoub
Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers — August 2014 to January 2015
Read more about Juan here and here.

Jeff Collins
Westwood Central Services yard, City of Edmonton Urban Forestry department — May 2014 to January 2015
Read more about Jeff here and see his City of Edmonton video here.