Audain Distinguished Artist-in-Residence Program

Established in 2012, the Audain Distinguished Artist in Residence Program has a mandate to bring nationally and internationally renowned contemporary artists to Vancouver, create curriculum specific to each individual visiting artist, and support the creation of new works.  Adopting a flexible model that encourages experimentation, collaboration, dialogue and engagement, the program will benefit artists, the academic community, the Vancouver art community at large, and will greatly contribute to Vancouver’s stature within the international art world. The Program, housed within the Audain School of Visual Arts encompassing the Faculty of Visual Arts + Material Practice, will provide support for two artists per year to live and work in Vancouver for a one to three month period, and will include living and travel expenses, support for production costs, exhibitions and honoraria. 

Audain Distinguished Artists in Residence

In March 2015, An-My Lê will join us as the Audain Distinguished Artist in Residence.

Emily Carr University welcomes David Zink Yi in early 2015 as the Audain Distinguished Artist-in-Residence. 

Renowned German artist Jürgen Partenheimer was in residence at the University in the Spring of 2014. 

Henrik Håkanssonone of the most successful Swedish artists of his generation, was resident in October of 2013.

About the Audain Distinguished Artist-in-Residence Program

There is no application for the Program and selection is made by an advisory committee comprised of Emily Carr faculty and members of Vancouver’s visual arts community. For further enquires please email us at