Nick Novak Mid-Career Printmaker 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.


The Nick Novak Mid-Career Printmaker Residency provides a mid-career or established printmaker with a year-long residency to explore and create a specific project culminating in a final exhibition in Open Studio’s Main Gallery.


  • Mid-career* or established artists with print experience
  • The artist must demonstrate the ability to work safely in a print studio

*Mid-career or Established: artists with an exhibition record minimum of 5 years.


  • Twelve months of studio access*
  • Education to one 4-week class
  • $800 materials bursary
  • Storage for the duration of residency
  • Open Studio Membership
  • Solo Main Gallery exhibition, CARFAC Artist Fee will be issued
  • $300 artist talk fee
  • Promotion through Open Studio’s marketing initiatives
  • Opportunity to sell artwork through Open Studio Shop

*Minimum stay of eight consecutive months. 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.