We are pleased to announce that, in addition to CAAF’s cSPACE residency, we are partnering with nvrlnd. Arts Foundation to expand our residency programs in 2021. With aligning ethos of creating accessible studio space for artists, it is a natural fit for our organizations to come together to strengthen the arts within Calgary. 

The CAAF Residency is a program offered by the Calgary Allied Art Foundation (CAAF)—a non-profit organization that supports and encourages the development of art and culture in Calgary. The residency program was developed to offer studio space to emerging artists in 1 to 3 month durations. 

CAAF Residencies provide residents an excellent opportunities to make contact with other working artists. During your residency, there may also be opportunities for exhibition, programming and open studio hours. All artists selected for the CAAF Residency are expected to undertake this opportunity professionally, respecting the studio space and their neighbours while acting as a representative of CAAF.


Deadline has passed.

Applications are accepted from current residents of Canada; however, we are unable to supply travel stipends or grant assistance for out of town artists. Preference will be given to artists residing in Alberta. A fee of $700/month is paid to artists upon completion of the residency. All residents are required to purchase an annual membership to CAAF; $10 will be taken from the stipend to pay for the membership.

CAAF is committed to a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community where all staff, volunteers and artists feel valued and respected regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education or disability. We are committed to accommodating all applicants to the best of our ability and will work one-on-one with applicants who experience barriers. For more information refer to our Diversity and Inclusion Statement.

Please email with any questions.


cSPACE King Edward
Suite 435
1721 29th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2T 6T7

  • Size: 300 square feet
  • Walls, white drywall
  • Natural light (with room darkening blinds) and adjustable LED lighting
  • High speed Wifi and fibre connectivity
  • Elevators
  • Fully accessible

The studio is located on the fourth floor of cSPACE King Edward. As a multi-disciplinary “arts incubator”, home to artists, non-profits and innovators, cSPACE is an arts hub offering ample opportunity for networking with other artists and likeminded individuals and groups. 



Suite 302
1048 21st Avenue SE
Calgary, AB T2G 1N2

Size: 240 square feet
Walls, white drywall
Natural light
In suite bathroom

The studio is located on the first floor at nvrlnd. The artist residency program at nvrlnd. provides the opportunity for artists to work outside of the usual environments and is founded on the pillars of artist partnership, idea generation, and knowledge sharing all with the goal of nurturing art and creativity in Calgary. 

The foundation prides itself on providing a unique space for experimental and conceptual practices that challenges the fine arts status quo. Unconventional and provocative, the residency studio unparalleled. It is a dynamic and flexible space that is fully-customizable for any artist or discipline.