New Artists in Residence make their way to Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo

Two new artists in residence are coming to our region.

The Arts Council of Wood Buffalo is welcoming Dan Cardinal McCartney and Michelle Wilson as they spend the next three weeks immersed in the culture and environment of Fort McMurray and Fort Chipewyan.

“We look forward to the knowledge that Dan and Michelle will share with Wood Buffalo

through their residencies,” says ACWB Executive Director Liana Wheeldon.

The Artist in Residence Program follows a traditional residency model, where professional artists spend time creating work inspired by the environment, culture, and people of Wood Buffalo.

The Suncor Indigenous Artist Program aims to enhance equity and accessibility for Indigenous artists within the program. Both initiatives run concurrently, providing opportunities for collaboration and broader learning.

During their visit, they will host workshops, engage with the community, and work within the art studio inside the Arts Council building. On May 16th there will be a showcase featuring the works of McCartney and Wilson at the Keyano Theatre and Arts Centre.

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