The programme has two components: research residencies and production residencies. Host organisations may include research facilities, technology centres, media laboratories, postsecondary educational institutions, private companies or science museums. They may be located in Canada or elsewhere. Guest artists must be Canadian citizens or have permanent resident status at the time of the application deadline, but do not have to be living in Canada when the host organisation submits the application.

Grants are worth up to CA$30,000 each for research residencies and up to CA$60,000 each for production residencies. There is no minimum duration for the proposed residency but residencies of three months or more are encouraged.

For more information, visit the Media Residencies Programme.