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Artist Residencies

Current Residencies
October 10, 2018

Feminist Art Collective 2020

Feminist Art Collective Residency 2020
Dates: July 27 - August 4, 2020
Facilitator: Jennifer McKinley
Cost: 1450 + HST / Private Accommodation, 1250 + HST Shared Accommodation
Application Deadline: December 2, 2019

The FAC residency will gather artists together who focus on social justice issues such as rape culture, trans-phobia, racism, violence, media representation, cultural appropriation, environmental degradation and impact on Indigenous lands, violence against women, and Islamophobic policies. We aim to create a space that is celebratory, positive, intellectually engaging and provocative. We are committed to this space being trans inclusive, anti-racist, and intersectional.

The residency will include individual studio time accented with group discussions, communal dinners, film, guest speakers, group and individual critiques and trips into Toronto for gallery tours and relevant events. The resulting residency work will be presented in an exhibition at the end of the two weeks.

FACILITATOR: Jennifer McKinley is a cis theatre artist of mixed European and African diasporic ancestry who dabbles in multimedia visual art. Through humour, Jennifer explores personal and collective histories, the uncanny, media representation, and gender-based violence. She is passionate about the intersections of feminisms, which inform her political activism and her pursuit of community scholarship. Jennifer is a graduate of University of Toronto, where she majored in History and English She is also a graduate of Humber College’s Comedy: Writing and Performance Certificate Program. Jennifer completed the Second City Training Centre’s Improvisation Conservatory as well as Sue Morrison’s Clown Through Mask workshop. She was one of the artistic directors of Alumnae Theatre’s New Ideas Festival and has been a lead coordinator with the Feminist Art Collective since its inception. Jennifer wrote, produced and performed her full-length solo show, Operation SUNshine, to rave reviews at the Toronto Fringe Festival and The Storefront Theatre’s inaugural Feminist F*ck It Festival.

 

ACCOMMODATION

Private and shared accommodation is available for artists.

STUDIO/WORKSPACE

Shared, furnished, large studio space provided.

FEES & SUPPORT

The cost for the 14 days is $1450 + HST for private accommodation or $1250+ HST for shared. The fee includes your sleeping quarters, a large shared studio space, programmed facilitation with guest speakers and critiques, group activities, excursions, and a final exhibition with a reception. If chosen, a 50% deposit will be due on January 16th  and the final payment will be due on April 8th.

Letters of support can be provided by FAC and/or Artscape Gibraltar Point for granting purposes.

Regretfully, we are unable to provide honoraria or stipends to cover travel or the fees associated with attending this residency. Artscape Gibraltar Point is happy to provide letters of support to any funding programs to which artists wish to apply.

We encourage applicants to pursue funding opportunities afforded them by their national, regional, local and departmental funding agencies.

EXPECTATIONS TOWARD THE ARTIST

Artists are expected to contribute to the ongoing dialogue surrounding the residency in a positive and respectful manner. Adherence to the arrival schedule is paramount. Arrivals are on May 13, after 1pm and before 3pm, with departure on May 27 before 11am.

TO APPLY/SUBMISSION DETAILS:: The FAC art residency invites multidisciplinary artists from various practices such as literature, dance, video art, visual arts, theatre, design, makers, music, comic arts. We strongly encourage artists with who experience multiple forms of oppression to apply; artists with disabilities, Black, Indigenous, people of colour, two spirit folks, queer, trans and non-binary / gender-nonconforming people.

Submissions are accepted until December 2, 2019  and should include:

1) 250-500 bio and bio photo for the FAC website. In your bio include a statement on how you politically self-identify.

2) Website link (if available) or 5 JPEGS / Video links / or PDF of current written work.

3) Letter of intent (250-500 words) for your work plans at the residency.

4) On your letter of intent indicate if you are applying for a private or shared space.

5) If you have an accessibility items to share please indicate this in your letter of intent.

Submissions are accepted until the November 14th deadline. Email PDF submissions to: torontofac@gmail.com

October 10, 2018

Imbolc Creative Visioning Retreat

Imbolc Creative Visioning Retreat
Dates: January 31 - February 3, 2020
Facilitator: Monica Bodirsky
Cost: $450+ HST for private accommodation
Application Deadline: December 2, 2019

Kickstart your vision for 2020 and join us for this amazing opportunity to experience the final waning phase of the moon and the Wiccan Sabbath of Imbolc and then leave refreshed and just in time for the new moon. Experience clarity and direction in your practice with group discussions around a warm fire, group ritual, personal quiet time, and visioning exercises all in the beauty and stillness of Toronto Island in the winter.

We will be creating communal meals and you will be asked to contribute certain foods for the group from Friday evening until Monday breakfast.

FACILITATOR: Monica Bodirsky is an artist, writer, creativity coach and faculty at OCAD University in Toronto.  http://www.monicabodirsky.com

ACCOMMODATION

Private accommodation is available for artists.

STUDIO/WORKSPACE

Shared, furnished, large studio space provided.

FEES & SUPPORT

Regretfully, we are unable to provide honoraria or stipends to cover travel or the fees associated with attending this residency. Artscape Gibraltar Point is happy to provide letters of support to any funding programs to which artists wish to apply.

We encourage applicants to pursue funding opportunities afforded them by their national, regional, local and departmental funding agencies.

EXPECTATIONS TOWARD THE ARTIST

Artists are expected to contribute to the ongoing dialogue surrounding the residency in a positive and respectful manner.

TO APPLY/SUBMISSION DETAILS: Please fill out an application at www.artscapegibraltarpoint.ca. Please remember to indicate that you are applying to Dark Moon Weekend Retreat and indicate the type of accommodation you would require.

October 10, 2018

Alchemy 2020: Food, Art, Garden, Table

Alchemy Island 2020
Dates: April 20 -27, 2020
Facilitator: Claire M Tallarico
Cost: $925 + HST / Private Accommodation
Application Deadline: December 2, 2019

Alchemy is an international artist led residency devoted to exploring the synergy between artistic practice and the sharing of food in community settings. Since 2015, nearly 70 artists from around the world have come to Alchemy at one of its two locations — the Toronto Islands and in rural Prince Edward County Ontario, Canada. Alchemy Island will be our only traditional programmed residency in 2020

A community setting for inquiry and discovery

Shared meals, readings and discussions probe the creative intersection of food and art in a community setting. Guest talks from artists, chefs and makers help us better understand the magic and inspiration created by making and sharing art and food.

This residency brings together selected artists working in a variety of mediums ranging from visual arts, sculpture, photography, craft, food, performance art, writing and video. Participants share their work and practices while also contributing culinary creativity to lively salon style communal discussions and dinners.

Alchemy Island 2020 will be facilitated by two long time collaborators for this work:

Claire M Tallarico, a visual artist, chef and urban gardener whose practice explores how the everyday activities of art making and food sharing, can make a difference in our communities.

Tonia Di Risio, a visual artist whose work has developed through ongoing investigations of the growing, making, preserving, celebrating, and sharing of food.

For more information or questions about Alchemy programming visit: https://makealchemy.com/or contact: claire@makealchemy.com

For questions specific to our venue or accommodation, please contact AGP@artscape.ca

DISCIPLINES, WORK EQUIPMENT & ASSISTANCE

The residency is open to artists working in all disciplines. Artists should plan to bring all
materials relevant to their practice.

ACCOMMODATION

Private and shared accommodation is available for artists. Fees cover accommodation, several shared meals, guest artist talks and programming. Artists contribute up to $100.00 in food costs for the week.

STUDIO/WORKSPACE

Shared, furnished, large studio space provided.

FEES & SUPPORT 

Regretfully, we are unable to provide honoraria or stipends to cover travel or the fees associated with attending this residency. Artscape Gibraltar Point is happy to provide letters of support to any funding programs to which artists wish to apply.

We encourage applicants to pursue funding opportunities afforded them by their national, regional, local and departmental funding agencies.

EXPECTATIONS TOWARD THE ARTIST

Artists are required to share a short artist presentation of their work and expected to contribute to the ongoing dialogue surrounding the residency. An appetite for shared meals is necessary, a willingness to spend a few hours helping in the garden is appreciated and enthusiasm to participate in an open studio setting is expected.

TO APPLY

Fill out an application at www.artscapegibraltarpoint.ca. The link to the application page is: http://artscapegibraltarpoint.ca/artist-residences/book-a-residency// Please clearly indicate that you are applying to Alchemy Island 2020. Applicants are required to provide:

  • Up to 500 words about the synergy between your practice and the cooking and sharing of food
  • artist CV (max 2 pages)
  • an artist website

 

September 10, 2018

Awakening: Earth-Based Spirituality & Art

Awakening: Earth-based Spirituality & Art
Facilitator: Monica Bodirsky
Dates: June 15-26, 2020
Submission Deadline: February 17, 2020
Cost: 1400 + HST for Private Room & Shared Studio, $1100 + HST for a Shared Room and Shared Studio

Awakening is an intensive and immersive thematic residency open to all professional and emerging artists of all disciplines and witches who are exploring spirituality and creativity.

The experience was designed to provide a sacred and inspirational space for seekers to explore their practice within the framework of earth-based spirituality and their creative voice. The objective is to engage holistic practices that connect mind, body and spirit with the self and environment and to incorporate metaphysical practices within the arts. Finding agency through voice, decolonization, global environmental concerns, socio-political and economic factors, which affect our ability to be open about our spiritual practice in the arts, are key components.

We explore the five elements of earth, air, fire, water and spirit, and share global traditional wise women teachings in both a historical and contemporary context. How can these perspectives be shared, interpreted, integrated, disrupted or altered in contemporary arts practices?

To assist with reflection; circles, discussions, music, outdoor gatherings, workshops and exercises will take place throughout your time at Artscape. Topics such as, reflective non-attachment, divination, and ritual, will be explored through a variety of approaches including; feminism, inter-sectionality, pop culture, psychology, alchemy, theology, politics, social theory, emergent views of history, and, post-colonial discourse to question, and disrupt current mainstream thought and to encourage critical dialogue.

Along with programmed time, participants will have free time to work individually or collaboratively in a studio environment and explore the island. All methods of art making are encouraged including; visual, time-based, photography, craft, writing, music, dance or performance art. Supportive discussions of residents’ work in progress occur on a regular basis.

Spaces are limited.

Artscape Gibraltar Point on Toronto Island is the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of New Credit First Nations.

Please join me in experiencing a transformative and life-altering residency that will connect you to the elements, yourself and your arts practice in a sacred way.

FACILITATOR: Monica Bodirsky is an artist, writer, creativity coach and faculty at OCAD University in Toronto.  http://www.monicabodirsky.com

DISCIPLINES, WORK EQUIPMENT & ASSISTANCE

Residency is open to artists working in all disciplines. Artists should plan to bring all materials relevant to their practice and creation/presentation process.

ACCOMMODATION

Both private and shared accommodation is available for artists.

STUDIO/WORKSPACE

Shared, furnished, large studio space provided.

FEES & SUPPORT

Regretfully, we are unable to provide honoraria or stipends to cover travel or the fees associated with attending this residency. Artscape Gibraltar Point is happy to provide letters of support to any funding programs to which artists wish to apply.

We encourage applicants to pursue funding opportunities afforded them by their national, regional, local and departmental funding agencies.

EXPECTATIONS TOWARD THE ARTIST

Artists are expected to create work as well as contribute to the ongoing dialogue surrounding the residency.

TO APPLY

Please fill out an application at www.artscapegibraltarpoint.ca. Please remember to indicate that you are applying to Awakening and indicate the type of accommodation you would require.

To apply, fill out the online form: http://artscapegibraltarpoint.ca/artist-residences/book-a-residency//

*include your website or link to your work and indicate you are applying to Awakening 2020*.

August 10, 2018

Luminous Bodies Residency 2019

 

LUMINOUS BODIES: The Human Body in Artistic Practice
Facilitator: Teresa Ascencao
Program Dates: June 29 - July 13, 2020
Submission Deadline: Feb 24, 2020
Cost:  $1400 + HST for private bedroom, $1100 + HST shared accommodation.

Luminous Bodies is a two-week residency to create artworks that shed new light on the human body. Its objective is to challenge “normativity” and Otherness. Its goal is to reinvent and re-present the body in most inclusive and diverse ways.

Resident artist talks, gallery tours, visual and textual references, guest artist talks, and regular critiques (individual with Facilitator and group critiques) help uncover how our bodies are culturally and aesthetically constructed, displayed and controlled.

Residents work individually or collaboratively to create artworks that reinvent the body through media of their choice, such as photography, video, installation, drawing, painting, performance, installation, sound art, media art, etc. There will be a closing exhibition of artworks created during the residency (if preferred, artists may show in open studio fashion).

The essence of Luminous Bodies is about bringing to light heterogeneous bodies. It welcomes people in all walks of life into a creative journey of critical innovation and self-discovery. People with disabilities, people of colour and diverse gender identifications are encouraged to apply.

Artscape Gibraltar Point is an artist retreat nestled against the magnificent natural backdrop of Toronto Island. It offers a distraction-free environment to focus on art creation, and a rich potential for the creation of corporeal artworks amongst its blue-flag beaches (one of them being clothing optional) and natural surroundings of Lake Ontario, forests and gardens filled with flowers, fruit and vegetables.

On the island, there are tiny quaint homes, a historic lighthouse, a hobby farm and antique
carnival grounds.

Cozy up in a furnished studio and bedroom, and enjoy amenities such as a fully equipped common kitchen, shared bathrooms, laundry facilities and wireless Internet. AGP is a barrier free and inclusive environment. The Toronto city core is just a 15-minute ferry ride away.

Teresa Ascencao is a multimedia artist whose work toys with social forces that shape gender, seduction, consumption, and class. She was born to Azorean parents in Sao Paulo, Brazil and immigrated to Canada at a young age. Ascencao holds a Graphic Design Diploma from Humber College and graduated with distinction from the University of Toronto’s Honours Fine Art Studio program. She holds an MFA specializing in Media Art and Sex-Positive Feminism from OCAD University. Ascencao’s work has been exhibited across Canada and internationally. She lives and works in Toronto and teaches at OCADU.
Luminous Bodies prices include sleeping quarters, large shared studio, facilitation, programming and exhibition.

Arrivals are on June 29  from 1pm to 3pm, and departures on July 13 before 11am. For more information visit LuminousBodies.com or contact Teresa Ascencao at info@LuminousBodies.com.

DISCIPLINES, WORK EQUIPMENT & ASSISTANCE

Residency is open to artists working in all disciplines. Artists should plan to bring all materials relevant to their practice and creation/presentation process.

ACCOMMODATION

A private or shared room is available for all artists, depending on their expressed preferences.

STUDIO/WORKSPACE

Shared, furnished, large studio space provided.

FEES & SUPPORT

Regretfully, we are unable to provide honoraria or stipends to cover travel or the fees associated with attending this residency. Artscape Gibraltar Point is happy to provide letters of support to any funding programs to which artists wish to apply.

We encourage applicants to pursue funding opportunities afforded them by their national, regional, local and departmental funding agencies.

EXPECTATIONS TOWARD THE ARTIST

Artists are expected to create work as well as contribute to the ongoing dialogue surrounding the residency.

TO APPLY

Please fill out an application at www.artscapegibraltarpoint.ca. Please remember to indicate that you are applying to Luminous Bodies and indicate the type of accommodation you would require.

July 31, 2018

MOTHRA: Artist-Parent Residency

MOTHRA: Artist-Parent Residency FALL EDITION! 2020 
Dates:  July 13 -20, 2020
Facilitator: Sarah Cullen, Alison Thompson
Cost: 1075 + HST / Private Accommodation
**Please Contact for Family Cabin Accommodation Rates**
Application Deadline: March 2 , 2020

This Artist-Parent week long residency at Artscape Gibraltar Point (AGP) is part of MOTHRA’s ongoing Artist-Parent Project based in Toronto.  Artists who are currently primary caregivers to babies or preschool-age children will be able to live and work alongside their child for the duration of the week.

This project will push the boundaries surrounding attitudes towards childcare, artist-parents, and the inclusion of children by creating a multi-generational co-working opportunity for artists. We are here to acknowledge the parent/artist relationship, often overlooked in contemporary art, and to set a precedent that one can still be an artist and a mother/father/carer of a young child and that these roles can conflate.

MOTHRA will act as a catalyst to produce new work, skillshare, co-work and co-learn, collaborate, and create space for dialogue about issues relating to caregiving and art practices. We hope artists use this time for production, but also for research, and retreat. We would like to normalize the idea of having children present in the arts sector from the studio floor to the arts admin boardroom. We do not want to separate childcare from art practice, but to intermingle and celebrate the two spheres.

Residency prices include sleeping quarters, large shared studio, facilitation, and programming.

FACILITATORS: MOTHRA was started by Sarah Cullen with the help of Alison Thompson in 2018. We are based in Toronto.  MOTHRA held its first residency in Toronto at Artscape Youngplace in September 2018.

Alison is an artist, craftsperson, and parent. She has many years experience working with children in educational and community based projects.  She has always been interested in children and art and how the two can be merged. Alison holds a BFA from the University of Guelph.

Sarah is also an artist and parent. Her past and present interests include walking as both method and practice explored through art and geography, and most recently co-working and co-learning with children. She has exhibited and held workshops internationally.  MOTHRA emerged from a group Sarah facilitated in Oxford UK for artist-parents. Sarah holds a BFA from OCADU and MA Geography from Queen Mary University of London.

DISCIPLINES, WORK EQUIPMENT & ASSISTANCE

Residency is open to artists working in all disciplines. Artists should plan to bring all materials relevant to their practice and creation process. Due to the nature of the residency, artist parents will also be responsible for bringing any child care accessories they deem necessary ie. playpens, toys, strollers

ACCOMODATION

A private room is available for all artists.  Artists will be responsible for organizing sleeping arrangements for their child i.e.  co-sleeping, bringing a small travel cot, baby wearing. Bear in mind AGP is a facility that usually accommodates single artists. Please be prepared for a degree of improvisation. Please contact us about specifics.

Family accommodation is also available in our Composer's Studios which we have converted into cabins that are suitable for an entire family or for two artists with children to share. These cabins are ~900 sq ft. and have micro kitchens, running water, hot plates and mini-fridges and some have a toilet, whilst another is located close to the facilities. There are additional fees associated with these facilities, please contact Artscape Gibraltar Point directly for information.

All accommodation is suitable for co-sleeping, seven rooms are suitable for personal cots or for an additional fee, extra double beds can be provided for three of these spaces.

STUDIO/WORKSPACE

Shared, furnished, large studio space provided. Artists must take into consideration that these are normal working studios and must ensure the safety of their child (and other children) at all times. Please bear this in mind when planning the type of artwork you intend to make.

FEES & SUPPORT

Regretfully, we are unable to provide honoraria or stipends to cover travel or the fees associated with attending this residency. Artscape Gibraltar Point is happy to provide letters of support to any funding programs to which artists wish to apply.

We encourage applicants to pursue funding opportunities afforded them by their national, regional, local and departmental funding agencies.

EXPECTATIONS TOWARD THE ARTIST

Artists are expected to create work as well as contribute to the ongoing dialogue surrounding parenting young children whilst maintaining an art practice.  This residency is also a time for reflection and retreat. Artists will be responsible for their child at all times. AGAIN: Artists will be responsible for organizing sleeping arrangements for their child i.e.  co-sleeping, bringing a small travel cot, baby wearing. Bear in mind AGP is a facility that usually accommodates single artists. Please be prepared for a degree of improvisation. Please contact us about specifics.

TO APPLY
Please fill out an application at www.artscapegibraltarpoint.ca. Please remember to indicate that you are applying to MOTHRA: Artist-Parent Residency and indicate the type of accommodation you would require.