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 70 artists have experimented and created new art in the beautiful natural setting of the park.

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

Application deadline: November 15, 2014
Residency dates:

Download the Program Application with Guidelines

Questions? Contact Kristen Pauch-Nolin, Program Consultant | 204 945-2237 |

Deep Bay Artists in Residence 2006 – 2014

Tales from the Deep Bay Cabin – a slideshow presented by MAC at the Friends of Riding Mountain National Park 25th Anniversary.

2014 Artists in Residence

Daniel Koulack • May 19 – May 25
Evin Collis • May 26 – June 8
Dominique Rey • June 9 – June 22
Arlene Minkhorst and Johanne Gingras • June 23 – June 29
Karen Cornelius • June 30 – July 13
Natasha Torres-Garner • July 14 – July 20
Mike Maryniuk • July 21 – August 3
Melanie Rocan and Shaun Morin • August 4 – August 16
Treasure Waddell • August 18 – August 31
Megan D. Krause • September 1 – September 14
Michael Boss • September 15 – September 21
Alexandra Elliott • September 22 – October 5

For a PDF with complete details about all the artists in residence at the Deep Bay Cabin in 2014 click here

Meet the Artists: a series of free events

Through this series of free public events visitors and residents of Clear Lake gain a rare glimpse into how new works of art are created.

Over the nine years the artist-in-residence program has been running, an amazing diversity of artists have performed and presented at the Deep Bay cabin and venues all over Clear Lake. Some events have also taken place in the natural surrounds of the park and the township of Wasagaming. The community has joined artists to paint in the bush, tour installations in the woods, watch slideshows under the stars, and to run the trails. View the 2014 schedule of Meet the Artists dates & venues

New this year!

A series of limited edition artist buttons has been created by Brendon Ehinger at Colourblind Graphic Design. Buttons can be collected by attending the 2014 Meet the Artists events. Become an art collector by attending all of the events and collecting the complete series! See all the buttons

For More Information

Check out Anne Nesbitt’s blog from Clear Lake
Map of the Deep Bay Cabin
Video – Deep Bay Cabin: Restoring Heritage, Maintaining Integrity
Deep Bay Media Gallery

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
Clear Lake Lawn Bowling Greens
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