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 1, ts’elt’u, is Dene for tobacco, and represents the new beginning of this 5-year program.

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.

Upcoming Artist

Holly Tennant

Artist in Residence

Holly will be in the AiR Studio from October 1-31st. Check back for a detailed schedule in the coming weeks!

Holly Tennant is a Metis descendant of Iron Buffalo of the Plains who will be arriving from British Columbia and is looking forward to interacting with visitors during her time in the AiR Studio. She brings with her a collection of vintage photographs and memorabilia that inspires a mixed-media study of ancestors who migrated north and west from the Saskatchewan River Valley. Her artwork touches on preserving values, Metis lived experience, reclaiming Indigenous women’s voices, identity, and reconciliation.

Past Artists

Artist in Residence

Adrian Stimson

Showcasing artist Adrian Stimson
Artist in Residence

Azby Whitecalf

Showcasing artist Azby Whitecalf
Artist in Residence

Leah Marie Dorion

Showcasing artist Leah Marie Dorion.
Artist in Residence

Lori Blondeau

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

Wally Dion

Showcasing artist Wally Dion

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