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Artist Residencies

Current Residencies
October 10, 2018

Feminist Art Collective 2019

Feminist Art Collective Residency 2019
Dates: May 13 - 27, 2019
Facilitator: Jennifer McKinley
Cost: 1330 + HST / Private Accommodation, 1120 + HST Shared Accommodation
Application Deadline: November 14, 2018

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 $1330 + HST for private accommodation or $1120+ 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 November 14, 2017 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

Dark Moon Ritual Retreat

Dark Moon Ritual Retreat Residency 2019
Dates: Feb 1-4, 2019
Facilitator: Monica Bodirsky
Cost: $425+ HST for private accommodation
Application Deadline: December 3, 2018

Kickstart your vision for 2019 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 Island 2019

Alchemy Island '19
Dates: April 15 - 22, 2019
Facilitator: Claire M Tallarico
Cost: $850 + HST / Private Accommodation
Application Deadline: December 7, 2018

Alchemy is an international artist led  residency devoted to exploring  the synergy between artistic practice and the cooking and sharing of  food in a community setting. Founded in 2015, this residency has taken place both on the Toronto Islands and in rural Prince Edward County Ontario, Canada.  Alchemy Island '19 is a joyful return to our roots and is the fifth time in four years that we have come together to offer this thoughtful creative experience.

A community setting for inquiry and discovery

Selected artists call upon a variety of  mediums ranging from visual arts, sculpture, photography, craft, cooking, performance art, writing or video. Artists create and share their work and practices while also contributing culinary creativity to lively salon style communal dinners.

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.

Alchemy Island '19 will be facilitated by:  Claire M Tallarico, a trained chef, urban gardener and visual artist whose practice explores the social intersection between creative practice and food in community settings. Guest artists will be share our  ongoing investigations and conversations about the growing, making, preserving, celebrating, and sharing of food and art in a community setting.  For more information or questions about Alchemy programming, please contact claire@makealchemy.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

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. An appetite for shared meals is necessary.

TO APPLY

Please fill out an application at www.artscapegibraltarpoint.ca. Please remember to indicate that you are applying to Alchemy 2019 @ AGP 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 Alchemy Island '19*.  A letter of up to 500 words sharing with us your thoughts about your practice and the synergy between your practice and the cooking and sharing of food is also required as part of the application process. Please include this as part of your CV upload in a single file.

October 10, 2018

MOTHRA: Artist-Parent Residency

 

NEW! MOTHRA: Artist-Parent Residency 2019 NEW!
Dates:  June 24th -   July 2nd, 2019
Facilitator: Sarah Cullen, Alison Thompson
Cost: 850 + HST / Private Accommodation, 700 + HST Shared Accommodation,
**Please Contact for Family Cabin Accommodation Rates**
Application Deadline: January 6, 2019

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 is holding 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 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.

October 10, 2018

"Luminous Bodies" Residency 2019

LUMINOUS BODIES: the Human Body in Artistic Practice
Facilitator: Teresa Ascencao
Program Dates: July 2  - 15, 2019
Submission Deadline: February 1, 2019
Cost:  $1280 + HST for private bedroom, $1070 + 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 July 2  from 1pm to 3pm, and departures on July 15 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.

October 10, 2018

Awakening: Earth-Based Spirituality & Art

Awakening: Earth-based Spirituality & Art
Facilitator: Monica Bodirsky
Dates: July 15-26, 2019
Submission Deadline: February 15, 2018
Cost: 1140 + HST for Private Room & Shared Studio, $960 + 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, intersectionality, 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 2019*.

October 10, 2018

Once Upon Water: Toronto Island 2019

ONCE UPON WATER: Toronto Island 2019
Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto Island, Canada
Facilitator:
Teresa Ascencao
Program Dates:
Sep 16 – 30, 2019
Submission Deadline: 
May 1, 2019
Cost:
$1280 + HST , $1020 + HST for shared accommodation 
(package includes sleeping quarters, large shared studio, facilitation, programming, and a closing exhibition)

Once Upon Water is a two-week art residency to create artworks about the material and magical notions of water. Water is in constant flow and yet may present itself as still ~ a mirror that mesmerizes. In this state its reflective surface invites gazing at our physical selves, but also beyond our bodies to contemplate both our inner experiences and relationships with the outer world. Water gushes from deep below earth’s crevices, falls from elevations and hovers in misty formations. It traverses time, shape-shifts as it slides through various spaces, and is one of earth’s greatest Sculptors. At once, water pours out of taps in developed countries as a banal occurrence, while women in developing countries trek miles to fetch it clean. Alarmingly, earth is under threat of losing all its sea ice this century, while future wars are predicted to be fought over water rather than oil. Yet, the world’s greatest religions say water holds the power to purify and renew.

The residency will take place at Artscape Gibraltar Point on Toronto island, Canada. Due to record rains in 2017, forty percent of Toronto Island flooded and the islands were closed to the public. The waters have since receded and island life is once again thriving, but physical traces and stories of the flood remain.

Residents work individually or collaboratively to create artworks that explore tangible and intangible concepts of water through media of their choice, such as photography, video, installation, drawing, painting, performance art, dance, sound art, media art, etc. Artists will have opportunities to socialize and integrate with people who live on, and visit, Toronto island. This programmed residency offers facilitation by multimedia artist Teresa Ascencao, a  “water workshop” in movement arts, resident artist talks, a special guest artist talk, gallery tours in the city centre, creative and critical dialogue by the shoreline, and plenty of studio time. Critiques of residents’ works occur on a regular basis, individually with the Facilitator and through facilitated group discussions. There will be a closing exhibition of artworks created during the residency (if preferred, artists may show in open studio fashion).

Artscape Gibraltar Point is an artist retreat nestled against the magnificent natural backdrop of Toronto Island, and metres from the beach. It offers a distraction-free environment to focus on making art, and a rich potential for the creation of water-themed artworks amongst its blue-flag beaches (one of them being clothing optional) and natural surroundings of Lake Ontario, forests and gardens. 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. Enjoy beach sunrises and sunsets at the foot of your studio. AGP is a barrier free and inclusive environment. The Toronto city core is just a 15-minute ferry ride away.

FACILITATOR:

Teresa Ascencao is a multimedia artist with special interest in body language, socially inscribed objects, spaces and costumes, and inner and outer corporeal experiences. She collaborated on Water Portals, an interactive work of digitally rendered water ripples triggered by dancers bodies. As an environmentalist, her most recent work has been to protect Toronto’s waterfront through the organization she founded, Citizens for a Healthy Toronto Waterfront. Ascencao graduated with distinction from the University of Toronto’s Honours Fine Art Studio program, and received her MFA from OCAD University specializing in Media Art. Her award-winning work has been exhibited in Canada and internationally. She lives and works in Toronto and teaches at OCADU.

We welcome people in all walks of life into a creative journey of critical thinking and self-discovery in relation to water on Toronto Island. Indigenous, people with disabilities, people of colour and diverse gender identifications are encouraged to apply. Not all residency locations are wheel chair accessible. Please inquire about accessibility. Arrivals are on September 16 from 1pm to 3pm, and departures on September 30 before 11am. For more information contact Andrew Lochhead at alochhead@artscape.ca or Teresa Ascencao at info@OnceUponWater.com.

ACCOMMODATION

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

TO APPLY: Fill out the online form: artscapegibraltarpoint.ca/artist-residences/book-a-residency (*include your website or link to your work, and indicate you are applying to Once Upon Water).

 

October 10, 2018

Film for Artists: Site & Cycle 2019

Film for Artists – Site & Cycle 
Facilitators: Zoë Heyn-Jones, Eva Kolcze, and Terra Jean Long
Program Dates: 12 - 19 August  2019
Regular Application Deadline : May 1, 2019
Scholarship Deadline: April  1st, 2010
Fees: $850 + HST,  private accommodation/ shared studio

This hands-on film-making workshop, appropriate for absolute beginners and small-gauge film enthusiasts alike, will focus on artisanal film techniques while engaging with the specific geography of the Toronto Islands.

Spend a week on beautiful Hanlan’s Point investigating the compelling materiality of celluloid film. We will explore various hand-processing techniques on Super 8mm and 16mm film, exploring the creative and aesthetic potential of film in conjunction with notions of site specificity and psycho-geography.

We will embrace experimentation, chance, and accident in our process, thinking of the film-making process as a cycle not separate from the natural, ecological cycles that encompass our lives and practices. An alternative to traditional film-making instruction, we forego the rules in favour of integrating cycles of experimentation, growth, and decay.

The Film for Artists - Site + Cycle residency will host free public screenings, talks, and tours, in order to foster interest in the Toronto Islands as a creative site and source of inspiration, encouraging participants and public audiences to consider Toronto’s unique history, landscape and topography.

2019’s iteration of Site + Cycle will explore the Toronto Islands through the lens of plant life. Organic film processing - using plants and household materials to develop film - will be explored alongside the traditional chemistry that we use in hand-processing as we seek sustainable and responsible ways to grow our filmmaking practices.

We will teach you:

- Basic camera theory and how to use the Super 8mm and Bolex 16mm cameras

- How to hand process black and white 16mm and Super 8mm film

- Decay techniques using bleach, soil, oil and salt

- Painting, drawing, and scratching on film

Participants will also receive hands-on instruction supplemented by walking tours, talks, film screenings, and engagement with relevant literature. They are also encouraged to share their own films, or films that inspire them, in several informal screenings.

Facilitators

Zoë Heyn-Jones is a researcher-artist, educator and cultural worker who grew up on Saugeen Ojibway land in Ontario (Canada) and on Tz’utujil/Kaqchikel Maya land in Guatemala. Zoë recently completed a PhD in Visual Arts at York University and a graduate diploma in Latin American Studies at CERLAC (the Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean), focusing on embodied solidarity activism in Guatemala and Canada. She will be expanding upon this work as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Canadian Consortium on Performance and Politics in the Americas in 2018-19, initiating a new project on the performance of (anti)extractivism.  

Eva Kolcze is a Toronto-based artist, filmmaker and educator who creates films and installations that investigate  themes of landscape, architecture and the body. Her work has screened at venues and festivals including the National Gallery of Canada, Anthology Film Archives, the Gardiner Museum, Cinémathèque québécoise, Birch Contemporary, International Rotterdam Film Festival, Oberhausen Film Festival and the Images Festival. She currently teaches filmmaking at Humber College and OCAD U and has instructed youth and adult filmmaking workshops at the Toronto International Film Festival, York University, Harbourfront Centre and Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Art from OCAD University and a Master of Fine Art from York University.

Terra Jean Long is a filmmaker, editor and educator. She creates tapestry like works that draw on personal narratives, histories, landscape and the interstitial contours of the real and the imaginary. Her films have screened at film festivals including TIFF, IFFR, CPH: DOX, IDFA, DOXA and the Edinburgh International Film Festival among others. She holds a BFA from Concordia University and an MFA from York University in film production.

Disciplines, Work Equipment and Assistance
This residency is aimed at all levels of filmmakers.  Black and white film, darkroom chemistry, and supplies will be provided as well as Super 8 and Bolex cameras, though supplies will be limited and you are encouraged to bring your own

Artists should otherwise be prepared to bring all relevant materials and supplies they deem essential to the preparation and presentation of their work.

Accommodation
Private or Shared

Studio/ Workspace
Shared, furnished, large studio space provided

Fees and Support

This year we are pleased to offer 2 scholarships:

  1. Emerging Indigenous Artists

With generous funding from the Ontario Arts Council and in partnership with the imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival, we are happy to announce our scholarship position for an emerging Indigenous artist. We will invite one emerging Indigenous artist to join us free of charge for the Site + Cycle residency, 12-19 August 2019

  1. Queer & Trans Artists

With generous funding from the Ontario Arts Council and in partnership with the Toronto Queer Film Festival, we are happy to announce our scholarship position for an emerging Queer or Trans artist. We will invite one emerging Queer or Trans artist to join us free of charge for the Site + Cycle residency, 12-19 August 2019.

Expectations towards the Artist
Artists should plan to attend all scheduled activities and actively partake in conversation in considered yet rigorous spirit.

To Apply:  www.filmforartists.com. Any questions can be sent to info@filmforartists.com

Generously supported by the Ontario Arts Council, the Toronto Arts Council and LIFT (the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto)

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