Centre[3] – Martha Street Studio Residency Exchange

We are currently partnering with Centre [3] for Artistic + Social Practice, located in Hamilton Ontario, on an annual residency exchange program. Each organization selects one artist from its membership to attend two weeks of complimentary studio time at the partner organization where artists work on a print-based project and also receive the following:

  • $600 artist fee
  • $600 towards additional expenses
  • up to three hours of technical assistance at the partner organization
  • a one year membership to the partner organization

Artists must be able to work independently in their chosen medium and will arrange the timing of the residency with the partner organization. Artists are further responsible for arranging their own transportation and accommodation. All applicants must have a valid membership.

Submission requirements

  • project proposal (1 page maximum) of work to be completed while at Centre[3]
  • current CV
  • list of technical requirements
  • 10 images (maximum) as jpegs (1024 x 768 pixels, 72 dpi)
  • corresponding image list with title, medium, dimensions, year

Send submissions to, or for more information contact

Submission deadline: September 27, 2019


Past recipients 
2019: Bram Keast (MB), Neah Kelly (ON)
2017: Susan Aydan Abbott (MB), Laine Groeneweg (ON)

About Centre [3] for Artistic + Social Practice

Centre [3] for Artistic + Social Practice is an artist-run centre dedicated to promoting print and media arts in contemporary artistic discourse. Centre[3]’s extensive Print Arts facilities are housed in a 6000 square foot arts centre, located at the heart of the James Street North Arts District. As a production, exhibition, education centre and animator of community arts, Centre[3] supports both traditional and experimental print media and media art practices. The centre encourages research and innovation and provides forums for discussion and examination of critical and theoretical issues. Centre[3] supports artists in the development of their professional endeavours and acts as a resource centre for the visual and media arts community.

Grant Marshall Student Summer Residency

For more than a decade, the Manitoba Printmakers Association has offered a U of M Student Scholarship Award to support the work of fine art students in printmaking. One University of Manitoba student per year, working in print media will now be awarded a Grant Marshall Student Summer Residency. This award is made possible with support from the Manitoba Printmakers Marshall Fund held at the Winnipeg Foundation. The selected student will receive two free months of studio rental in the summer months (July and August), a one-year membership, a $400 artist fee and a $200 materials budget.

Submission requirements

  • project proposal (1 page maximum) including preferred medium
  • list of technical requirements
  • 5 images (maximum) as jpegs (1024 x 768 pixels, 72 dpi)
  • corresponding image list with title, medium, dimensions, year


  • bio and/or artist statement
  • current artist CV

Send submissions to, or for more information contact

Submission deadline: April 15
*Please note the 2020 Grant Marshall Student Summer Residency has been postponed to 2021. We are not accepting applications at this time.*

Charles Grant Marshall BID, MA, FPIDIM (1931 – 2012)

Grant Marshall was raised in West Kildonan, and spent a lifetime creating beautiful, functional environments – as an interior designer, artist, volunteer and teacher. He was a recipient of the Governor General’s Award and graduated with a Bachelor of Interior Design, from the University of Manitoba where he won the Gold medal and graduated in 1955. As an accomplished designer, Grant was responsible for many of the interiors that defined Winnipeg’s 1950’s modern architecture boom. Grant also designed costumes and sets for Rainbow Stage, Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet – where he met his wife Marilyn, the company’s principle dancer. Grant was additionally on the advisory committee for the Manitoba Craft Guild and was a founding member of the Interior Designers of Canada Foundation. As a volunteer, Grant created joyful atmospheres for charitable agencies, including the Ronald McDonald House and Anne Ross Day Nursery at Mount Carmel Clinic, for which he received the Manitoba Premier’s Award of Excellence. As an artist, he was a talented watercolourist who helped shape Winnipeg’s visual art scene and was an owner of one of the first private art galleries in the city in the 1960’s with Bruce Head and Winston Leathers. Grant produced solo exhibitions at Leonard Marcoe Studio Gallery, Winnipeg (1980 – 2012) and at the University of Manitoba, and participated in group exhibitions at Site Gallery (1995-2012) and at the Charles Herman Gallery in Vancouver. For three decades, Grant owned a store stocking modern furniture and fashions from Europe, contributing to Winnipeggers’ sense of style. While Grant was proud of his awards and exhibitions, his 40-year teaching career and being Department Head of the University of Manitoba’s Department of Interior Design (1989 to 1994) were huge highlights.

Past recipients

2019: Mahri White
2018: Hannah Reimer
2017: Chelsea Thiessen
2016: Cailyn Harrison
2014: Bram Keast


Martha Street Studio is part of a strong community of artist-run centres in Winnipeg, which also boasts a thriving cultural scene, both to be inspired by, and to engage in. It is a great place to start or complete your next artistic project in both the summer and winter months.

We have supported artists in self-directed residencies at our open printmaking studio through various independent travel opportunities including the former Manitoba/Québec/New Brunswick Creative Residency Program and more. If you are not a member and live outside of Winnipeg but are interested in completing a body of work; a new print edition; or an exploration in printmaking at Martha Street Studio, please contact us at and find out how we can support you!

Regular open studio rental rates apply and printmakers must display a sufficient amount of technical knowledge, be able to work independently and adhere to all safety policies and procedures. An orientation must be completed with the Studio Manager and list of materials must be pre-approved prior to beginning any self-directed residency.