Acme Studios — Emma Waltraud Howes

Supporting Artists since 1972

Emma Waltraud Howes

Associate Artist Residency

Emma Waltraud Howes works as a translator between movement and form. Her interdisciplinary works are informed by her background in dance, performance theory and the visual arts, and are guided by observations of bodily gestures. Emma focuses on the development of an expanded choreographic practice that incorporates public interventions, kinaesthetic and architectural research, and graphic scores for performances.

Emma studied Ballet and Baroque Opera before becoming a company member with the Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre. She received a certificate in professional training from Toronto Dance Theatre, Toronto, a BFA from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver and an MFA from Concordia University, Montreal, where she was awarded an international grant to take part in the New Artistic Strategies program at The Bauhaus-Universität, Weimar. She has been a grant recipient from the Canada Council of the Arts, The Québec Council for the Arts, the Banff Centre for the Arts (Canada), the Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa, and Goldrausch künstlerinnenprojekt art IT, Berlin.

Associate Artist Residency

Acme's Associate Artist Residency allows artists to apply directly to Acme for shorter-term (up to three months) residency opportunities. These residencies are selected directly by Acme and tailored to suit the development and networking needs of international artists, allowing them to engage in research, develop relationships and focus on their work in a supported environment.

This residency has been supported by the Canada Council for the Arts.