Here and Now: A Live Arts Initiative

Michel Boutin, performance view, Remai Modern, Saskatoon, 2021. Photo: Carey Shaw

Alasdair Rees, performance view, Remai Modern, Saskatoon, 2021. Photo: Carey Shaw

Monique Blom, performance view, Remai Modern, Saskatoon, 2022. Photo: Carey Shaw.

Building off the success of its pilot project launched in 2021, Remai Modern is seeking new applicants for a program that supports local artistic practice in the realm of live arts. The program will engage up to three artists for a one-year period. 

Successful applicants will receive financial supports, access to museum resources and professional development opportunities. The museum will work in collaboration with each artist to develop a program of activities including research, public engagement such as artist talks or workshops, and the development and presentation of new work or work in progress. The program requires some group participation with other program artists, guest contributors and museum staff. 

Participating artists will receive a fee of $12,000 payable in three instalments. The museum also pays fees for public engagements as appropriate. In addition, artists will receive unlimited free admission to the museum, access to staff insight and expertise, and informal mentorship opportunities with guest artists, cultural workers and community leaders. 


All professional artists working in the realm of live arts including performance art, music composition, sound art, and movement-based practices are welcome to apply. Experience in working in a gallery context is an asset but not essential. The program is available to artists working in Saskatoon and the immediate vicinity. 

Program eligibility aligns with SK Arts criteria. To be considered a professional artist, an individual must meet at least three of the following criteria in a manner appropriate to their art form. The museum recognizes that artistic practice may be defined differently depending on the cultures or communities an artist identifies with and across artistic disciplines.

  • The individual has received training and/or acquired knowledge and experience in a manner typical for their art form.
  • The individual has begun creating a body of work since the conclusion of that training.
  • The individual has been recognized as professional by others working in the same art form.
  • The individual has received compensation for their artistic work at a level consistent with those of other professionals working in the same art form. 

Applications will be evaluated by an internal committee. The selection process is guided by Remai Modern values and strategic objectives and all artists will be considered regardless of age, culture, ethnicity, gender identity or physical ability. 

To Apply 

To apply, submit a short statement of interest describing your practice, works in progress or research interests (maximum one page) with a CV (maximum 3 pages) and links to support material. Only digital submissions will be reviewed. 

Please email applications to tgronsdahl@remaimodern.org on or before Monday, August 15. The project start date is September 1.


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Questions? email info@remaimodern.org

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