Medalta Ceramic Residency for Art Students

NOTE: The deadline for this award has passed (March 15, 2022)

Award Quick Look

Deadline: Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Amount: Various; $1000 stipend, studio access, accommodations

Student Status: Full Time

Type: Internal


  • Art


  • Faculty of Fine Arts

Provided by the Faculty of Fine Arts and Medalta, this award is intended to allow undergraduate students in the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Art) to attend a one-month artist residency with other Art students from across Canada in a dynamic group setting at the Medalta Artist Residency and Historic Clay Works, located in Medicine Hat, Alberta.

Value: One month residency (incl. supported studio experience with 24-hour access, personal studio of ~20 square meters, kiln firings, use of shop glazes, living accommodations at Medicine Hat College, exhibition opportunities in Medalta's onsite contemporary art galleries), additional stipend of $1000 for expenses, and an exhibition of artwork from the residency period will be facilitated by the uLethbridge Department of Art.

Number: 1

Eligibility: At the time of application, applicants must be enrolled full-time in the BFA-Art program at the University of Lethbridge, though are not required to be enrolled during the residency period.


  • Successful candidates will demonstrate excellence in art, as well as a strong desire to explore ceramics during the residency period. Previous experience with ceramic practice is an advantage but unnecessary.
  • Recipients are selected by a committee comprised of members of the Department of Art, Faculty of Fine Arts.
  • This is a competitive award and proposals are adjudicated on the merit of submissions.
  • Within two months of the project's completion, successful candidates are to submit a written report [250 words] and visual documentation of artwork produced.

Deadline: March 15, 2022

Application Form & Details

Applications must include the following items submitted as a single PDF document:

  • Completed Application Form.
  • Letter of Intent: maximum 250 words, to include a proposed timeline, and work plan for the residency.
  • Portfolio of Work: 10 images of recent work with image titles and brief descriptions. Applicants whose discipline is research/writing are to include 2 examples of writing in any genre.
  • Artist Statement: maximum 500 words.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV).

Submit completed applications via email to:

Questions? Contact:

Shawn Coburn - Administrative Support for Departments of Art & Drama