Churchill Artists’ Residency

The Churchill Artists’ Residency supports professional artists from Manitoba to undertake two week residencies in Churchill, Manitoba, at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre (CNSC).

Founded in 1976, the CNSC is an independent, non-profit research and education facility located 23 km east of the town of Churchill, Manitoba. CNSC provides various services to researchers working on a diverse range of topics of interest to northern science.


2016 Churchill Artists’ Residency


Laurelyn Whitt is the artist in residence at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre. Laurelyn Whitt’s poems appear in various, primarily North American, journals. She is the author of four poetry collections, including Interstices (Logan House) which won the Holland Prize, and Tether (Seraphim Editions) which won the Lansdowne Prize for Poetry.

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Leanne Zacharias is the artist in residence at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre. Cellist Leanne Zacharias is an interdisciplinary artist and educator whose dynamic practice features new music, site-specific performance and collaboration with artists of all stripes.

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Megan D. Krause has received various awards, including the Nellie McClung Arts Legacy Award, for her surreal landscapes and is represented by Gurevich Fine Art in Winnipeg. Megan teaches at the Community School of Music and the Arts and at the WAG Studios. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours in Painting from the University of Manitoba.

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Kevin Nikkel 2

Kevin Nikkel is a writer/producer/director based in Winnipeg, Canada. His films have reached audiences internationally at festivals, on television, and on the web. His first feature documentary, On the Trail of the Far Fur Country, won the Colin Low Award for Best Canadian Documentary at Vancouver’s DOXA Film Festival in 2015. Kevin is an active member of the Winnipeg Film Group and juggles his time between filmmaking, parenting, and teaching.

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Ginny Collins
Laura Magnusson
Tanya Woloshen
Andrew Milne