ArtsHub McLuhan House Garage Studio Program

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As part of Arts Habitat’s commitment to providing affordable, appropriate, and sustainable creative space, applications are now open for the 2024/2025 ArtsHub McLuhan House Garage Studio Program. 

Since 2016, Arts Habitat has sponsored this annual program offering one artist or artist collective access to the 540-square-foot ArtsHub McLuhan House Garage Studio in the Highlands community. Sponsored Artists have full-time, private access to this working space for a calendar year at no charge.

Edmonton-based individual artists and collectives are encouraged to submit a project proposal to develop work-in-progress and original works in the studio during the program period.

The program encourages submissions from local artists of all disciplines including, but not limited to, visual arts, crafts, multi-disciplinary practice, dance, design, new media, performance, photography, sculpture, sound, video, and writing. 

The adjudication process will emphasize submissions with a strong project proposal and the potential to succeed in producing artwork in the available space/time. A demonstrated history of self-directed creation and presentation is required. 

A minimum of two exhibitions or open houses to showcase work throughout the term of the program is supported. These events and open houses are at the discretion of the successful applicant, and they will be promoted by Arts Habitat.

Applicants will be notified in early June with the ArtsHub McLuhan House Garage Studio Program proposed to begin July 1, 2024, ending June 30, 2025.  Please visit Arts Habitat Edmonton and the Garage Studio Program Past Residents page for more information or email rnigam@artshab.com.

Studio Space Details

The artist or artist group will have private access to a 540-square-foot garage studio space with:

  • Overhead garage door
  • Cupboards
  • Workbench
  • Radiant heater

The studio has no running water, however, the resident has access to McLuhan House’s basement utility sink, main floor kitchen, and washroom facilities.

  • Minor alterations to space are allowed with permission.
  • Noise limitations are in effect between 11 pm and 9 am.
  • The use of the studio space includes free utilities.
  • Artist fees, materials, and supplies are not provided by Arts Habitat.
  • The studio is barrier-free and accessible at grade, however, McLuhan House is not wheelchair accessible at this time.

This is not a live-in residency and the successful artist or group will not be compensated beyond free studio space.

Floorplan of Garage Studio