Malaspina awards scholarship residencies to students in the form of free studio rent. The four-month scholarship residencies take place from May to August while the eight-month scholarship residencies take place from September to April. The four-month scholarship residencies are intended for students returning to their studies in the fall. The eight-month scholarship residencies are aimed at assisting recent graduates with their transition to becoming practicing artists. We welcome applications from individuals from outside Vancouver; however, we cannot contribute funding for accommodation or travel. A jury will select the successful applicants based on a combination of factors, including the significance of their print-based artwork within the discourse of contemporary art and cultural theory. We encourage applications from art students who use print media within the scope of other practices or who approach print from an inventive and experimental perspective. We do not attempt to define print media or printmaking, rather we leave this expanding discipline open to interpretation.
We welcome proposals for collaborations in which artists can hire a technician to produce prints in our studio. We charge $50 per hour for collaborations, in addition to the standard rental rates. You are responsible for your own matrix, paper, and ink. The artistic merit and/or public engagement of the proposed project, along with the impact that it might have on other studio renters, is taken into consideration. Malaspina is entitled to keep an archive and fundraising edition from every collaboration.
Research residencies are intended for established artists who intend to integrate print media into their existing practices. Limited funding for production, travel, and accommodation is available. Given the unique geography of Vancouver, artists who produce site specific work have found this residency especially useful, as have artists who engage with communities and geographies as part of their research material. During the residency, artists may be invited to give a lecture on their work and offer a workshop or demonstration of their specific technique(s). The program offers artists a unique opportunity to exchange ideas with other print artists and discover Vancouver’s internationally acclaimed arts community while further developing their practice. To maximize the potential for artistic growth, an exhibition might be an outcome of a residency, but it is not a requirement. Artists are encouraged to apply for additional funding from their local/provincial/national arts funding bodies.
Visiting residencies are intended for established artists from outside of Vancouver and provide a new environment and stimuli for artists to expand their artistic practices. To maximize the potential for artistic growth, an exhibition might be an outcome of a residency, but it is not a requirement. Artists are encouraged to apply for additional funding from their local/provincial/national arts funding bodies.
- artist biography in third person (max 300 word pdf)
- selected curriculum vitae (max 600 word pdf)
- documentation of artworks (max ten 1200 x 1200 pixel jpgs)
- description of artworks (max 300 word pdf with the following descriptions, if applicable: title, year, media, paper, edition, height in cms, width in cms, length in cms, other notes)
- letter of intent in first person (max 300 word pdf)