Open Call: Textile Residencies at Studio H Canada

Tapestry work-in-progress using the LeClerc loom by residency artist Laura Kunciūté

SHC International Artists Residency is now open to applications from international and Canadian artists working with textile projects!

Studio H Canada is seeking artists interested in working on 2D and 3D textile projects including but not limited to weaving, felting, working with local wools, and sewing. The studio includes a large textile area including a LeClerc loom, yarn and felt making equipment  — local wools are available for artists to use for a small additional fee. Textile artists will also have access to the 1000 square feet multimedia studio space shared with another resident artist (depending on residency scheduling). Please contact us for more information on available equipment and studio information.

Residency durations for Canadian (domestic) artists can be from 2–4 weeks long; for international artists coming from outside of Canada, there is a 4 week minimum requirement for your residency. 

If you have any questions or would like to inquire about dates, please reach out to us via email at:

Available Dates

We have availability for textile-based projects in the following months of the upcoming calendar year:

  • January 2024
  • February 2024
  • March 2024
  • April 2024
  • June 2024
  • July 2024
  • November 2024


The residency has two separate accommodation options:

  • The Studio Suite (private suite, shared kitchen)
  • The View Suite (private bedroom + bathroom, shared common areas)

Please note that Studio H Canada cannot guarantee suite availability or preference. Full details and photographs can be seen on our website.

Fees and support

Residencies at SHC are designed to be affordable for artists. Some additional supports may be provided including advertising for events or talks, depending on the residency.

  • The Studio Suite — $1300 CAD /4 weeks
  • The View Suite — $1500 CAD /4 weeks

Application Information

Interested artists can apply by completing the initial form:

Once we review your application we will contact you for an online personal interview via video conferencing. The interview is to meet the artists and review the goals of the residency to ensure that SHC is the right choice. If this is appropriate we will follow up with an offer letter and contract outlining dates and information about the residency.

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