Paid by host:

Working space at Gushul studio, living stipend, $500 artist's fee for each artist.

Application guidelines:

To apply, please submit the following:
- cv
- Artist Statement and Statement of Intent
- 15 images (slides or digital images, and/or VHS or DVD documentation)
- Image list ( artist's name, title, date, medium, size)

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Trap\door Artist Run Centre

Trap\door Artist Run Centre


Trap\door is a non-profit artist run centre founded in 2004. Dedicated to the promotion of contemporary visual art which is challenging and critical, the purpose of Trap\door is to encourage experimentation by artists whose work explores the peripheries of their discipline. Trap\door is offering the fifth annual Gushul Studio Residency & Collaboration Project for the month of August, 2010. This project will combine the skills, knowledge, histories and varied approaches of two emerging visual artists. At least one artist will be picked from within Alberta and both artists will be chosen based on the strength and merit of their ongoing production as well as their collaborative abilities. Artists can apply individually and be paired with another artist or apply as a team. The two will do a residency together at the University of Lethbridge's Gushul Studio, located in the Crowsnest Pass in the town of Blairmore, Alberta.


The Gushul Studio is located in the scenic Crowsnest Pass in the town of Blairmore, Alberta. Professional artists and writers from across Canada, the United States, and Europe have successfully utilized the Gushul for eighteen years. It is a rustic space that can accommodate two working artists and includes all the basic amenities as well as a large studio space and writer's cottage.

Contact information

Trap\door Artist Run Centre
Alberta, T1J 0V2
Lethbridge AB c/o 811 - 5th Av

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