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 1-3 month durations.

The studio is located on the fourth floor of the newly opened 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. 

During your residency, there may also be opportunities for exhibition and open studio hours. All artists selected for the CAAF Residency are expected to undertake this opportunity professionally, respecting the studio space and their neighbors while acting as a representative of CAAF.

Applications are accepted from current residents of Canada, however, we are unable to supply travel stipends or grant assistance for out of town artists. A fee of $700/month is paid to artists upon completion of the Residency and the deadline for applications is October 23, 2017.

Residency applications should include:

  • Project proposal – please describe in detail the project you will be working on and the duration of residency you are applying for (1, 2 or 3 months). Please also state periods of preference or unavailability from February 2018 – January 2019. Please note the residency program does not operate from June – August.
  • CV: maximum of 3 pages, describe your artistic background (e.g., education, grants, scholarships or awards received, previous exhibitions or performances, commissions, professional memberships, press clippings, etc.).
  • 10 to 15 digital images of previous work. Images should be saved as high resolution jpeg files with a file size no larger than 1024 x 768 DPI or 2mb
  • A corresponding image list indicating artist’s name, title of work, media and date of completion.
  • Applications should be saved in either word or PDF format and e-mailed to the residency committee at



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

  • Size: 300 square feet
  • Walls, white drywall
  • Room darkening blinds
  • Natural light
  • Adjustable LED lighting
  • High speed Wifi and fibre connectivity
  • Elevators
  • Fully accessible

CAAF Residency @ cSPACE  King Edward provides residents an excellent opportunity to make contact with other working artists as well as allowing the option for exhibition openings. Residencies in the space are offered for one-month, two-month, and three-month periods.