A Note on Safety: we will continue observing AHS Covid Health Guidelines throughout The Hibernation Project. Out of consideration for each other, please stay cozy at home if you’re feeling sick. Most activities will be outside and social distancing is recommended. All participants and viewers are invited in the spirit of warmth, community, 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! ❤️

Elyse Bouvier’s colour portrait series at Colour Coding (Hibernation 2019)

Build-Your-Own-Toboggan theme (Hibernation 2021)

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, liminal space, etc)
  • Shared communal space (public parks, 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 about how to participate!

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