Safety Note:

We will be observing AHS Covid Health Guidelines throughout The Hibernation Project. Out of consideration for each other, everyone must wear face-coverings and practice social distancing where appropriate. Stay cozy at home if you’re feeling sick. All participants and viewers are invited in the spirit of warmth, community, self-empowerment, and agency. If you attend, you are participating at your own risk. We’ll all work together to keep each other safe. This is a place of sharing, mutual respect, and kindness. Thanks folks! ❤️

Above images by Elyse Bouvier as part of her portrait series at Colour Coding (Hibernation 2019)

Participate as an Artist

If you are a Calgary-based artist of any discipline and want to participate in The Hibernation Project, get in touch. This year, our “locations” include:

  • Non-physical space (radio, zoom, liminal space, etc)
  • Shared communal space (public parks, parking lots, tobogganing hills, etc)
  • Our yard in the Calgary/Mohkinstsis neighbourhood of Ramsay

If you are participating in a project in our yard, you are welcome to create work on the day of each event. Alternatively, you can bring work you have created ahead of time. All mediums are welcome.  Contact us for more information.

Kindly note that The Hibernation Project is a DIY, artist-run initiative and is subsequently unfunded. In the spirit of “no money, no pressure,” we hope to maintain a democratic situation where genuine experimentation is prioritized freely. Wherever possible, a community meal, tools, documentation, and other in-kind resources are offered to participating artists. Imperfect experiments are the name of the game. Come hang out with us! 

Participants sitting around the fire during Hibernation 2019