With a focus on mentorship between emerging and established artists, we will preserve, revitalize, strengthen, respect, and honor Indigenous contributions to Canadian art. This program is designed to foster a more substantive relationship between artists working on a national or international level to mentor local artists in the Saskatoon and surrounding areas. Year Two is ka’ksimo (Blackfoot for sage) signifying the release of the past, and moving into the future.

Our recently-renovated Artist-in-Residence studio is 414 sq  ft, with a projector, Dutch door to give artists control over their public interactions, sink, and plenty of storage.

Our next artist-in-residence is Kevin McKenzie. Kevin will be in our studio in May 2024, and is the first artist in Year 2 of the program.

Kevin McKenzie is a Cree/Métis artist, born in Regina, Saskatchewan, whose work often juxtaposes Indigenous culture with symbols drawn from popular culture and colonial inheritance. McKenzie’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is represented in private and public collections, including the MacKenzie Art Gallery, the First Nations University of Canada and the Saskatchewan Arts Board. He is a member of the Cowessess First Nation, Treaty 4.


Past Artists

Artist in Residence

Kevin Pee-ace

Showcasing artist Kevin Pee-ace
Artist in Residence

Holly Tennant

Showcasing artist Holly Tennant
Artist in Residence

Marcy Friesen

Join Marcy Friesen in the AiR Studio from July 24th-August 20th
Artist in Residence

Lori Blondeau

Interdisciplinary artist Lori Blondeau (Cree/Saulteaux/Métis from Gordon First Nation)
Artist in Residence

Leah Marie Dorion

Showcasing artist Leah Marie Dorion.

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    Aligning with our mandate, our residencies and mentorships are only available to Indigenous artists.

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