In Partnership with FUSE 33 Makerspace, International Avenue Arts and Culture Centre (IAACC) provides opportunities for Artist Internship Programs

As a selected IAACC Artist Intern, you will receive a full four month membership and one certification workshop at FUSE 33 at no cost to you.

Upon accepting the Internship Residency, you in return are asked to:

  • Acknowledge the IAACC sponsorship on your website and at exhibits during the three month period
  • At the completion of your residency (4 months), you will be invited to exhibit your art in a FUSE 33 hosted exhibition
  • Complete a survey of your experience and a short summary of your time there
  • Provide photographs of your works (in JPEG format) for use on IAACC’s website
  • Permit IAACC to list you as a current Artist in Residence on our website by providing a photo of yourself and short summary of your work
  • Accept IAACC’s terms and conditions agreement

Spring 2021 APPLICATIONS are now open

The residency takes place from April 19 to August 21st, 2021. An opportunity for 8 artists to do a 4-month IAACC Residence allowing them to delve deeply into their practice, learn new skills.

For more information and to apply click HERE. Applications are due April 5th, 2021

CONGRATULATIONS to the 2020 Artists in Residency recipients, below is a snippet of each artist. To view the amazing artwork that they worked on while in the Fall 2020 program click HERE.

Adele Schatschneider grew up working on the ground level of pharmaceuticals, collecting horse urine as an ingredient in hormone replacement therapy medications for women going through menopause. With a diploma in Costume Cutting and Construction from Red Deer College and a BFA in Ceramics with distinction from the Alberta College of Art + Design (now the Alberta University of the Arts), Schatschneider has used her skills in a myriad of jobs such as a props assistant for a most wholesome local television show, a production seamstress for film and trade, and a cashier in various craft-based shops. With a need to keep her hands busy and a lifelong (and maybe genetic) fascination with textiles, Schatschneider exorcises her demons and pays homage to the people and province she loves by creating didactic imagery using historically feminine techniques. Schatschneider’s current body of work explores her relationship with oil – both in the capacity of something that has helped her financially and something that is becoming increasingly divisive in the global market. She has shown work in both Alberta Craft Council locations and in Canmore at ArstPlace Canmore.

Robin has a BFA in Drama, Certificate in Expressive Arts Therapy and experience teaching art to diverse populations in the community. She is a prolific painter and mom of 3 who is excited to plunge into new territory and learn new skills with Fuse

Joe Kelly is a Calgary-based filmmaker and media artist whose works have been screened and awarded internationally. He explores and experiments with analog and digital video, animation, photography, super 8, 16 and 35mm format film, and creates kinetic sculptures to present his video-based installations that blend the wonder of early cinema with contemporary media technology.

Karen Ho Fatt received a Bachelor of Interior Design (University of Manitoba) and in 2020 her BFA from the Alberta University of the Arts. Born in the Jamaica, Karen’s art exudes the colour and warmth of the Caribbean. Art was to be her calling; she painted her first set of “Paint by Numbers” and creating her first stone sculpture at the age of eight. She has a number of public part pieces in various jurisdictions in Alberta. Karen continues to create artwork in the beautiful foothills of the Rockies in Alberta, Canada.

Fredy Rivas and the Possibilities of a Poietical Language Anthropology
Fredy Rivas is a Colombian multidisciplinary artist, migrated to Canada in 2011. He obtained an undergraduate degree in Visual Arts and Education from the Francisco José de Caldas District University (Bogotá) and, onwards, established an artistic dialogue between this field and Architectural Design, for he later studied Architectural Drawing and Theory of Architectonical Space.
As an artist residing in Canada, the Quebec Government Program Integration of Art (2013) awarded him with a permanent public piece entitled.
Étendue de rêves, a Corten steel and programmed LED lighting that, to this day, propose a dialogue between sculpture/Light and the public architectonical space in the City of Granby, Quebec.

As a result of his life experience as an expatriated artist in Canada, and as a foreign citizen trying to discover and understand the everyday life and identities of his host country and towns, from 2013 onwards he developed a deep interest in the diverse dynamics deployed by Canadian peoples to weave communal bounds through material culture, particularly on the singular scenario offered by the Highway towns. As a way to meditate on these bounds, he found on travelling and recollection of local material/documents on everyday life (artifacts, photography, cartographies, video footage and sound archives recording the auditive landscape of small and big cities) a powerful and poietic tool, the milestone grounding the auto representation of local people and, at the same time, summons the individual experiences of the individual through its materiality.
Taking advantage of the powerful social and language evocations of this material, Fredy Rivas proposes an extensive intervention of this recollected and heterogeneous archive (proposing plastic and visual links between its components, links that usually reveals hidden narrations about identity and communal anxieties), and, as a final stage, established dialogues between this poietic mediated archive and the living spaces of local towns.

In the last two years, Fredy Rivas has obtained financing from CADA to realize the project Ethnographic/Artistic called Highway II that is in the second face of production of artistic pieces in 2021.

Mad Scientist and Mermaid, Tracy Falukozi, has been designing and fabricating Tails in her small studio in Calgary, Alberta since 2015.

Her passion for mermaids started at a young age with an adoration of swimming, and surreal dreams of living under the sea. Tracy has combined her professional experience as a special effects artist in the film industry and a Bachelor of Science degree, to perfect her art. She creates whimsical, vividly coloured, durable, high grade silicone mermaid tails that are equal parts functional and stunning works of art.

Tracy can be found most weekends at the pool with her swim team and, in the summer, is often out on a lake paddling a dragon boat. She enjoys any time spent near water and has even gleefully jumped into a frigid glacial lake or two in her time. As a landlocked mermaid, Tracy draws her creative inspiration from the breathtaking beauty of the nearby mountains as much as from the jewelled fish of the sea. Be it the bold hues of a mountain sunrise, or subtler melding transition of colours dancing in a glacial river; all influence the chromatic choices for her personal tails and designs.

Always creative and inquisitive, Tracy is always looking for a new project, skill or hobby. With this as the goal she is excited to partake in a 4 month residency at Fuze 33 where access to new and exciting tools will give her the opportunity to create a totally new piece of mermaid themed wearable art.

Cassie Suche is a contemporary abstract artist working in Calgary, AB, Canada.
Her work is distinguishable for its delicate balance of structure and spontaneity, expressed though a visual language of linear and modular forms. Suche takes a highly experimental approach to generating work, focusing heavily on material research and process. Her practice is driven by formal and informal investigations of pattern, logic, and processes observed in nature.
Suche is a graduate from Leeds College of Art in Yorkshire, England and has been commended internationally, showing work across North America and Europe.

As an artist, Heather Morigeau meets the world as a queer Indigenous woman (Metis, Ktunaxa, Cree & settler), living with a mental health disability (Mad Arts), in long term recovery from addiction, and as a passionette activist. Her artistic training began in early childhood when her talents were identified by her material grandfather, who taught as a high school arts teacher in Central Alberta. For 13 years, her professional career honed these talents as a goldsmith and fine jewellery designer. Heather, currently works as a full-time artist, which not only supports her livelihood, it also maintains her ongoing recovery from addiction and mental illness.
Her artistic expressions focus on the contemporary expression of the traditional artform of Ktunaxa pine needle weaving. These designs include the use of traditional medicines, laser etching, woodworking, resin, and traditional teachings woven into each piece. She also enjoys watercolour painting, botanical arts, living sculptures and garden designs, and creative writing.
She enjoys sharing her design and fabrication processes in her Facebook group

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