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The Ayatana Artists' Research Program is a Canadian, artist run, residency that offers unique opportunities for artists to indulge in research in various topics.

 

 
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Israeli artist Thea Fridman looks through a petrographic microscope
  Week long, action packed, thematic artist residencies.  

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Montreal artist Marjorie Lemay films a pair of eagles through binoculars with super 8

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Artist Heather Komus at the Ottawa Communty Beekeepers' hives
 

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Local artist Carol Howard Donati
at the Andrew Pelling Lab for Biophisycal Manipulation

 
At Ayatana we believe that part of the artist’s job is to see the world from extraordinary points of view. Our initiative is to help artists achieve those points of view by facilitating research opportunities in unusual places.

The people who do Ayatana residencies are smart and curious and creative and adventurous. Many of them are loners or introverts to some degree, but usually because it's hard to find many friends with this much enthusiasm for owls or plants or bugs or DNA or whatever we are studying this week.

 

Ayatana residencies aim to put smart creative people in small groups of other smart creative people who want to pay attention to the same things.  During residency, there is not much time
to be social. We are busy exploring, indulging in learning, doing and experiencing. Ayatana friendships happen accidentally.

 

 Residents collect material, meet experts, peek behind the scenes and ask questions about the nature of the world.

Ayatana’s goal is to support the conceptual development of contemporary art and to bridge gaps between scientists, artists and thinkers of all kinds.

 

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Alberta Artist Andrew Godsalve peeks over the edge of Cape Split, NS

Thank you for generous support from:

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Stephanie Williams
Ridgeley Williams
Paul St Denis
Estraven Lupino
Shannon Amidon
Julya Hajnoczky
Alyssa Ellis

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The Ottawa Field Naturalists' Club


Bernie Ladouceur
Bev Mc Bride
Fenja Brodo
Christina Lewis

 

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Carelton U Geology Department

Ottawa U Physics department

Kassen Lab, University of Ottawa


 

 

 

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