Jeannie Thib Emerging Artist Member Residency

Submission Deadline: spring 2022 (date TBC)

COVID-19 Update: Please note that accommodations will be made for health and safety protocols in the studio as necessary. For applications submitted on May 31st, 2021; residencies would begin in the fall of 2021 at the earliest and may be delayed until the spring of 2022.


Founded in memory of Jeannie Thib, the Jeannie Thib Emerging Artist Member Residency provides an emerging Open Studio artist member* with six consecutive months of studio time to explore and create a specific project.

*Most of our opportunities are open to the public, and some are specifically for our membership. If you would like to find out how to become an Open Studio Artist Member, please click here.


  • Please note that only current Open Studio artist members* are eligible to be considered for the residency
  • The artist member must be a current Open Studio emerging** artist member
  • The artist must demonstrate the ability to work safely in a print studio

*To find out how you can become a member of our community of artists, click here.
**Emerging: artists in the early years of their artistic careers who have either a small exhibition record (up to three years) or no exhibition record.


  • Six months of consecutive studio access
  • $500 materials bursary
  • Storage for the duration of the residency
  • $300 artist talk fee
  • Promotion through Open Studio’s marketing initiatives
  • Opportunity to sell artwork through Open Studio Shop

Please note that while Open Studio does not provide financial support for travel or accommodation, we are happy to supply artists accepted to the program with a letter of support to be used for funding applications.


  • Maintain a consistent art production schedule during the tenure of the residency period
  • Artist talk to discuss the process/project
  • Open Studio may request up to two fundraising prints


Submissions will be juried and notifications sent out approximately eight weeks from the deadline. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of the competition.


Please fill out the application form below. If you do not see the form below, check back closer to the submission date. Most applications are opened for submission a month before the deadline. If you have questions, please email us, we would be happy to help.