McLuhan House Studio Program

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As a social purpose enterprise engaged in finding, managing and developing space for the arts, Arts Habitat understands the value of space to artists. The Studio Residency offers 540 square feet of garage studio to work on self-directed projects. This project has been in place since 2016 and has hosted both individual artists and groups. Past recipients have used this space to strengthen their practice. The space is part of the McLuhan property and located in the beautiful community of Highlands in Edmonton.

This program aims to offer space and time for the advancement of an artist or artist group’s career and is offered at no cost. Each August a call is put out to individual artists and collaborative teams in all disciplines. Emphasis is placed on finding an artist or artists with a strong project proposal and good potential to succeed in producing artwork in the available space/time. Demonstrated history of self-directed creation and presentation is required.

Tennis Club – 2016/17
Black Girl Magic
Black Girl Magic – 2017/18
Lauren Crazybull standing with her mural
Lauren Crazybull – 2018/19
Amanda Chwelos
Amanda Chwelos – 2019/20

Aeris Osbourne 2020-21
Breanna Barrington 2022-23