Diefenbunker artist residency open for applications

CARP – One of the most fascinating combinations of artist and architecture is open to applications for the 2021 season.

“The Diefenbunker; Canada’s Cold War Museum invites artists to submit applications for its 2021 artist residency,” Diefenbunker staff released in a statement last Thursday (Dec. 10). “Established in 2014, the Diefenbunker Artist-in-Residence Program fosters connections between the museum, local artists and the wider Ottawa community through the creation and presentation of art inspired by this National Historic Site and its history.”

To date, the museum has welcomed Greta GripCarol WainioAnnette HegelAnna FrlanJesse StewartGail Bourgeois and Pixie Cram as past artists-in-residence.

The museum welcomes one artist per year for a period of three to six months. The program is open to artists working in all media living within 200 kilometres of Ottawa. Works produced through the residency must have a connection to the Diefenbunker, the Cold War or related themes.

Applications must be received by midnight on Thursday, Jan. 14 2021. Receipt of applications will be acknowledged by email. The selection will be done by committee and the successful applicant will be notified by Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021.