'Stop' detail by 2021 AIR Haley Bassett


Artist in Residence

Mentorship, Financial Support, Exhibition Opportunities for Regional Artists

Submission Guidelines

Applications are open now!
The Artist in Residence program supports any visual artist residing in the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality or the Peace River Regional District in developing and creating a body of work for a professionally curated exhibition.


Deadline to Apply: October 24th

Notification of Results: November 15th

'Life Pod Executive' by 2020 AIR Karl Mattson

The Arts North East AIR Program Provides the Artist with virtual mentorship sessions from a professional visual artist,  a subsistence fee of $3,000 for a six-month working period, a professionally curated exhibit and $2,100 CARFAC exhibition fee, and free admission to an artist talk/workshop by the AIR mentor available to all. 


This flexible and remote program can be tailored to the successful applicant’s schedule.


2024 AIR Mentor - Mary Anne Molcan

Mary Anne Molcan is a Canadian visual artist who creates unique hand carved lino block prints. She is very grateful to live, work and play on the unceded territory of the Snuneymuxw First Nation on Vancouver Island. She holds a Bachelor of Arts with distinction from Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo, BC. Majoring in Visual Arts, printmaking became a strong focus as she developed her practice. Minoring in psychology, she is intrigued by the affiliation we have with our unconscious and how that relates to the physical world. Hours of quiet reflection spent in the natural world inspire and inform her work. Having spent several years in vision care, her interest in perceptual aesthetics is an unwavering constant throughout her explorations.


Molcan is a member of People of Print and has exhibited in both Canada and the United States. Her work is held in public and private collections internationally, including the Vancouver Island University’s digital intellectual and creative archive.


Recent awards include The Los Angeles Print Society, 2022 Print Day in May Award, The Center for Contemporary Printmaking, 2020 Print Day in May Award, the Visual Arts Award of Excellence, the EJ Hughes Memorial Award in Visual Arts, and The Ladysmith Arts Council Fine Art Show’s Best Printmaking Award.


Learn more at: https://maryannemolcan.com/

Meet the ANE Artists in Residence


Samantha Wigglesworth


haley bassett


Karl Mattson


1. Artist must reside in the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality or the Peace River Regional District
2. The Artist must not yet have had two or more professionally curated exhibitions for which they have received CARFAC exhibition fees

1. Curriculum Vitae (maximum three pages)
2. Description of proposed work intended for the residency (maximum one page)
3. Artist Bio and Statement (150 words maximum for each)
4. 5-10 images (jpeg format with a resolution of 72dpi at 1024 x 768 pixels) of recent work related to the residency proposal. Images must be labeled with a number_title_lastname (example: 01_Nemo_Smith). 
5. Image List with image numbers, artist name, the title of work and date, medium and dimensions

1. Send the application by email attachments to ed@artsnortheast.org. Documents must be in Word or PDF format, and images in JPG format
2. Deadline for application is October 24th, 2023

Artistic Merit
• The artistic quality of your work
• The artistic rationale for your project
• The potential artistic outcomes

The potential of the project to:
• contribute to your artistic development
• advance your artistic practice

• Your capacity and experience to undertake the project


Please contact Haley Bassett at ed@artsnortheast.org with any questions regarding the AIR program or the application.