Submission Deadline: 2021 Grant Marshall Student Summer Residency

Event Details

Submission deadline: 11:59pm CDT, May 18

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

Submission requirements:

  • 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.

Equipment information:

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 with the subject line “Student Summer Residency.”

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.

Date and Time

May 18, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:59 PM