EMMA Collaboration 2024

July 31st – August 8th 2024
Big River, Saskatchewan

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Every two years, one hundred artists from across the globe come together in the boreal forest of Saskatchewan to share in an experience of raw creation and open possibility. Artists at various stages of their careers are challenged to step outside their usual art practice, to explore medium, technique and subject matter through hands on collaboration and exciting creative exchange.

I’ve found over the years that short workshop style events like the EMMA event often have a huge impact on students. It seems like they often accomplish more in terms of new ideas and shifting their studio practice at a one week EMMA event than over the course of a 15-week semester. There is an intensity and an energy that is infectious and high-Impact!

A glimpse into the some of the magic uncovered at the 2010 EMMA Collaboration:

Emma's Mission

EMMA International Collaboration brings Canadian and International artists together in an informal and immersive environment of collaboration igniting their professional practices and building creative community.


  • Curiosity
  • Openness
  • Experimentation
  • Respect
  • Sharing
  • Community