The Winnipeg Public Library is offering an opportunity for two professional artists to interact with the public on a new level with its first Makers-in-Residence program.
The Makers-in-Residence (MiR) program aims to connect library visitors with artistic professionals who are based in Winnipeg.
Anyone who has skills in visual/creative arts, digital media, music, and/or manufacturing using ideaMILL tools (such as sewing, prototyping, and building) is encouraged to apply for the Winnipeg Public Library's first Makers-in-Residence program.
Throughout their assigned term, Makers-in-Residence will offer weekly drop-in sessions at Millennium Library's IdeaMILL makerspace to teach and offer advice from their years of expertise to anyone wanting to learn. There will also be three workshops, hosted by the MiR, for the public to showcase their craft, including one school mentorship workshop, and produce a final collaborative art piece, defined by the maker's particular skill set and vision.
The final product will be showcased in person and through digital displays at Millennium Library when the MiR term ends.
The term runs for 14 weeks, beginning on December 5, 2022, and ending on March 31, 2023. There will be programming delivered between January 9 and March 19, 2023.
Applications are now being accepted and are due on Friday, November 4, 2022. The city is encouraging minorities to apply. Only two makers will be chosen to fill the roles.
The Maker-in-Residence position is funded by the Government of Canada through its Commemorate Canada grant.
For more information on the program and how to apply, visit winnipeg.ca/makerinresidence.