Annual Intake: March 31, but applications accepted year round on first come, first serve basis.
The Ewart Duggan Residency Program is open to all Canadian and international cultural professionals both established as well as emerging. All disciplines will be considered including but not limited to: writing, research, painting, drawing, print making, sculpture, ceramics, design, architecture, photography, installation, performance, video and film, filmmaking, new media, and audio. We encourage applications from diverse cultural and regional communities.
Residencies are available for research, development and projects related to work currently in progress and for new bodies of work.
The Residency programme is open to professionals whose primary areas of practice include the Arts, Heritage or Education. Residency periods are up to 24 weeks of each year. Access to the resources of a particular area within the Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre, neighbour to the house, may also be arranged. The Ewart Duggan House provides residents a quiet and conveniently located setting in which to work. It is fully furnished with negotiable work areas. Accommodation for residents is situated on the second floor of the house, with access to the main floor kitchen and dining areas. The upper level consists of two bedrooms, a bathroom, study and lounge. It has north and south balconies off the lounge and main bedroom areas respectively. The north facing balcony overlooks the South Saskatchewan River and historic Law Courts. Located in the beautiful river valley
and in close proximity to the historic downtown, the Ewart Duggan House offers an extensive walking and cycling trail system moments away. Staying in Medicine Hat provides opportunities to explore the rich diversity of the south eastern Alberta region and experience life in this river valley city.
The annual intake for residencies is March 31. Applications after this date will be considered on a first come first served basis as space is available. Notification will be provided within approximately six weeks.
This program provides awarded applicants access to the resources of the Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre for the term of their residency. There is a fee of $225 per week for rent which includes utilities, telephone, basic cable and internet.