Deep Bay Residency program

The Deep Bay Cabin at Riding Mountain National Park was renovated by Parks Canada in 2006 to become the home of the Manitoba Arts Council’s Deep Bay Artists’ Residency program. Since 2006, over 80 artists have experimented and created new art in the beautiful natural setting of the park. Artists also have the opportunity to interact and share their work with other artists, residents, and visitors in the Riding Mountain area.

The artists-in-residence have included musicians, poets, song writers, choreographers, filmmakers, arts administrators, writers, photographers, playwrights, visual artists, documentary makers, dancers, theatre artists, and composers.

Artists: $250/week (stipend) and $200 (travel expenses)
Arts administrators:
$200 (travel expenses)

Application deadline: November 15

Residency dates: The Deep Bay Artists’ Residency is open from Monday of the May long weekend to Sunday of the Thanksgiving weekend. Priority will be given to artists, but one two-week session or two one-week sessions will be made available each season for an arts adminstrator (includes artistic directors and publishers).

Length of residencies:

Artists: 2-6 weeks
Arts administrators: 1-2 weeks

Download the Program Application with Guidelines

Questions? Contact a program consultant | 204 945-2237 | info@artscouncil.mb.ca

Additional resources

Complete list of Deep Bay Artists 2006 – 2014
Check out Anne Nesbitt’s blog from Clear Lake
Map of the Deep Bay Cabin

Friends and Partners

Riding Mountain National Park of Canada
Friends of Riding Mountain National Park
Clear Lake Cabin Association
Poor Michael’s Bookshop
Harvest Sun Music Festival
Park West School Division
The Lawn Bowling Greens, Clear Lake
New! Parkland MS WALK
New! Barnaby’s Grille
Clear Lake Cottage Owners Association
Sonics & Sojourn’s Festival

Tales from the Deep Bay Cabin – a slideshow presented by MAC at the Friend’s of Riding Mountain National Park 25th Anniversary Gala