Artist-in-Residence Programs

Artists in the house.

The University is pleased to offer various artists' residencies.

Our residencies are offered through the Audain Distinguished Artist in Residence Program as well as via the Gallery, Library, and Aboriginal Gathering Place.

Audain Distinguished Artist in Residence Program

Established in 2013 with a generous donation from Michael Audain.

Through the Audain Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Audain Distinguished Artist in Residence Program at Emily Carr brings nationally and internationally renowned contemporary artists to Vancouver, creating specific curriculum while supporting the creation of new works. With a flexible model to encourage experimentation, collaboration, dialogue and engagement, the program benefits artists, students and the community at large while enhancing Vancouver’s stature in the international arts arena. Housed within the Audain School of Visual Arts, which encompasses three undergraduate majors (Illustration, Photography and Visual Arts), the Artist in Residence program supports two artists per year to live and work in Vancouver for a one- to three-month period, including living and travel expenses, support for production costs, exhibitions and honoraria.


David Zink Yi - Artist Talk, Audain Distinguished Artist in Residence Public Lectures

Arnaud Desjardin, Artist in Residence, November 19, 2013

On November 2013 Emily Carr University Library, READ Books and Unit/Pitt Projects brought Arnaud Desjardin to Vancouver. During his residency he worked in the library and presented an artist talk, led a workshop at READ, exhibited at Unit/Pitt Projects and launched his "Book on Books on Artists’ Books" at Satellite Gallery. Desjardin is a French artist, curator and publisher currently based in London. He describes his ongoing publication project The Everyday Press as a “channel for collaborations with artists, curators, writers and academics to produce acts of publication to be considered as art works.