Open Call – Northern Alberta Print Residency at SNAP

SNAP (The Society of Northern Alberta-Print-Artists) and  TREX NW (Travelling Exhibitions Northwest) invite applications from artists with a printmaking practice who wish to work in the SNAP Printshop for a 4-week period to develop a new body of work. This body of work will go towards an exhibition at SNAP Gallery and on the TREX WALL. This visiting artist program is open to artists based in Northern Alberta who live outside of major centre’s such as Edmonton. The residency will take place between the months of June to July 2024 (unless otherwise negotiated).

SNAP is a Non-profit Artist-Run Centre in Edmonton, Alberta dedicated to the production, presentation and dissemination of Fine Art Printmaking and Contemporary Print Media.

The Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) has supported a provincial travelling exhibitions (TREX) program since 1981 to provide as many communities as possible across Alberta with the opportunity to see visual art exhibitions, and to share the collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts with the public. A provincially run program, TREX programs highlight the work of Alberta-based artists, helping to promote and encourage artistic careers in the province. The TREX program is host- ed by four different organizations across Alberta, who each manage the program for different region. TREXNW is hosted by the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie.

The Northern Alberta visiting artist residency will be selected by jury with representatives from both SNAP & the AGGP.


Visiting Artist Residency Program Includes:

  • 24/7 access to the Printshop for a maximum 4 week consecutive period.
  • A $4000.00 CAD artist fee (paid by TREX NW) upon completion of the residency.
  • A $500.00 CAD materials stipend (materials purchased must be used during residency & will be administered by SNAP staff)
  • A maximum contribution of $1000.00 CAD accommodation support.
  • Contribution towards travel to and from Edmonton for the residency.
  • A future exhibition at SNAP and on the TREX WALL, using some of the works/techniques developed during the residency.
  • Potential delivery by the artist of a public demonstration, lecture, or workshop.
  • The opportunity for broad public engagement with the artist’s project and studio work.

Submission Requirements:

  • Artist’s curriculum vitae
  • 10-20 jpegs with corresponding image list
  • A written project proposal of work to be completed during residency.



Visiting Artists at SNAP are expected to engage regularly with our community of studio renters, artists and SNAP patrons through attendance at events, informal critiques with emerging artists and others, attendance at exhibition openings and other events happening throughout the artist’s stay. Furthermore, Visiting Artists will be expected to become members of the Society of Northern Alberta Print-Artists covering the duration of their residency term and sign the standard SNAP Print- shop rental agreement outlining terms of use and liability as well as adhere to all health and safety protocols in place during the time of residency.

One print or artist proof from each edition printed during the residency must be provided to SNAP for retention in the print archive. The work produced during this residency must go towards the future TREX NW exhibition.

Submissions close at 5pm MST, May 3 2024.

To apply please email your submissions to:

For more information about this program, contact Curator/Manager Travelling Exhibitions Northwest, Jamie-Lee Cormier:


Posted March 25, 2024 in Art, News