Centre – Martha Street Studio Residency Exchange
We are currently partnering with Centre  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.
Send submissions to, or for more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
2019: Bram Keast (MB), Neah Kelly (ON)
2017: Susan Aydan Abbott (MB), Laine Groeneweg (ON)
About Centre  for Artistic + Social Practice
Centre  for Artistic + Social Practice is an artist-run centre dedicated to promoting print and media arts in contemporary artistic discourse. Centre’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 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 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 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.
In 2021, current University of Manitoba students and those who graduated in 2020 working in print media are eligible to apply. This year, Martha Street Studio is awarding two off-site residencies. One residency will take place from June to July, and the other will take place from August to September.
Each recipient will receive:
- Two months of free portable press or screen rental to work with from home
- A free one-year MSS membership
- $400 artist fee
- $200 materials fee
- A free ten-day pass towards studio use
- Project proposal (1 page maximum). Include the medium you plan to work in.
- Single-sided protest poster design (11×17” max, 3 colours max, non-partisan). This design does not necessarily have to be related to your project
- 5 images (maximum) as jpegs (1024 x 768 pixels, 72 dpi minimum). These could be related to your proposed project and/or examples of previous print work.
- Corresponding image list with title, medium, dimensions, year.
- List of any technical requirements aside from the equipment noted below. Please note award recipients must acquire their own printing material (ink, paper, linoleum, plates, etc).
- Bio and/or artist statement.
- Current artist CV.
Artists working in screen printing will have access to:
- Screen (usable space: 16 x 22”, frame dimensions: 23 x 31”)
- 17” max squeegee
- Screen clamps
- Technician assistance for exposing and reclaiming the screen
Artists working with relief or etching methods will have access to:
- Blick Econo Etch Model II tabletop press (weight: 67 lbs, base dimensions: 13 x 11 ”, recommended max print size: 8 x 17”)
- Printing blankets to use with the press (10 x 19”)
Send submissions and questions to email@example.com with the subject line “Student Summer Residency.”
Submission deadline: 11:59pm CDT, May 18
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.