Concurrent Programs

Making & Writing Residencies

Six makers and six writers/scholars from a range of material disciplines will spend ten days discussing and making in a creative national incubator.

Makers will provide innovative and exciting possibilities for moving the conversation outside academic discourse and encourage public engagement with issues of tradition and innovation, vernacular and global, hand-made and high-tech. Writers will engage in the discussion to explore new ideas and challenge current craft discourse.

The Makers Residency will provide a unique opportunity for the selected makers to exchange processes and ideas of their own medium and try new ones. A large open studio will provide each participant with a working table and materials, outdoor space is also available, as is access to the Art Gallery of Burlington studios and the possibility to work and exchange with the seven guilds housed at the AGB.

2017 Canadian Craft Biennial Maker Residency participants:

  • Teresa Burrows
  • Joon Hee Kim
  • Maja Padrov
  • Mia Riley
  • Anne Steves
  • Carolyn Young

The Writers Residency, administered by Studio Magazine, offers six writers in the first part of their careers the opportunity to explore and develop their interests in material culture as embodied in the craft discourse. The residency comprises both an element of formal/directed exchange of ideas with leadership from established members of the craft field and a self-guided learning environment in which residents will work independently and collaboratively to develop their practices.

2017 Canadian Craft Biennial Writer Residency participants:

  • Mary Callahan Baumstark
  • Terri Fidelak
  • Julia Krueger
  • Andrew Rabyniuk
  • Sarah Swan
  • Katrina Tompkins
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