Cross-Cultural Creation Residency

Three Anglophone artists
Three Francophone artists
Three Indigenous artists

Ten days of creative companionship

Cross-Cultural Creation Residency

ArtsLink in collaboration with Mawi’art and the AAAPNB established an artistic research residency in 2019 that offered an Indigenous, Anglophone, and Francophone artist with a three-week multi-cultural opportunity that encouraged exploration, collaboration and creation. This is a biennial residency continued in 2021 (with the subsequent Wayfinding exhibit in 2022), and it will return in 2023.

Mawi’Art: Wabanaki Artist Collective is proud and honoured to collaborate with ArtsLink NB and L’Association acadienne des artistes professionnel.le.s du Nouveau-Brunswick (AAAPNB), to offer our fourth Cross-Cultural Creation Residency, June 16-25, 2023 in Metepenagiag. The full Call to Artists for 2023 is now available here.


  • To encourage artistic exploration and the creation of new works, by creating in healthy, artistically conducive conditions
  • To contribute to the increasing artistic quality of works
    To facilitate collaboration and the sharing of expertise
  • To create significant cultural bridges between the different communities in the province
  • To facilitate meetings between the artists and the public and help the public better understand the creation process.

Depending on public health guidelines at the time of the residency, the works that are created could be presented publicly upon completion. The artists will be given complete artistic freedom, but they will be asked to open their studio space to allow the community to learn about their creative processes.