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Artist Residencies

Current Residencies
February 13, 2024

Alchemy Artists Residency/Alchemy Spring Island 24

Alchemy Artists Residency/Alchemy Spring Island 24
Facilitator: Claire Tallarico
Program Dates: Monday, May 6th- Tuesday, May 21st, 2024. (Check in is 1pm.  Check out is 11 am.)

Submission Deadline: Deadline Extended to March 1, 2024
Cost:$1150.00 plus HST include private sleeping quarters, large shared studio spaces, artist talks and essentials for meals and at east two communal dinners, guest artists' talks and programming.

ALCHEMY is an artist-led international residency devoted to exploring the synergy between artistic practice and the cooking and sharing of food in community settings.

Guest talks from artists, chefs and makers help us better understand the magic and inspiration created by making and sharing art, food, and dialogue. Shared meals, studio visits, and
conversation probe the creative intersection of food and art in a community setting. Participating artists will immerse themselves in their practices with opportunities to join others in the community to share lively suppers and help bring our garden back to life after a long winter.

Since its founding on the Toronto Islands in 2015, Alchemy has brought together nearly 100 artists from three continents with practices ranging from visual arts, sculpture, photography, craft,food, performance art, writing and video.

FACILITATOR BIO

Claire M Tallarico is a visual artist and trained chef whose social practice explores how the everyday activities of artmaking and food-sharing contribute to the well-being of a community and its members.

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

STUDIO/WORKSPACE & ACCOMMODATION 

A private room is available for all artists. Artists will have access to a communal kitchen. Shared, furnished, large studio space provided.

FEES & SUPPORT
Whenever possible we offer grants to participating artists to lower their costs, but we're not quite there yet for Alchemy Island 2024. We happily write letters of support. We encourage Canadian artists to apply for funding from other granting sources as appropriate.

TO APPLY

Details about how and where to submit your application can be found at www.makealchemy.com
Questions before applying? Please email claire@makealchemy.com.
On Instagram: @Alchemy_Artists_Residency

 

ABOUT GIBRALTAR POINT CENTRE FOR THE ARTS

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. Gibraltar Point is a barrier-free and inclusive environment. The Toronto city core is just a 15-minute ferry ride away.

Located in the former Toronto Island Public and Natural Science School, Gibraltar Point offers 35,000 square feet of affordable retreat space, artist studios and accommodations for artists and creative thinkers. The tranquil, idyllic setting is world-renowned as a centre for members of the artistic and non-profit communities to think, experiment, collaborate and share ideas.

More than 200 artists a year from across the globe experiment and create art through self-directed artist retreats and thematic residencies hosted in our overnight accommodations. In addition to hosting a maximum of 20 visiting artists at any given time, fifteen long-term artist work studios provide space for a range of painters, sculptors, musicians, filmmakers and a recording studio – all of whom contribute to the unique and collaborative atmosphere at Gibraltar Point Centre for the Arts.

Gibraltar Point on Tkaronto (Toronto) Island is the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.

Artists are responsible for getting themselves and their gear to Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and onto the ferry. Once on the Island, Gibraltar Point Staff will provide transportation to the centre.

February 13, 2024

MOTHRA: Artist-Parent Project

 

MOTHRA: Artist-Parent Project

Facilitator: Sarah Cullen

Program Dates: March 11 - 18 (deadline passed), July 8 - 15 (full), September 30 - Oct 7 (deadline to apply May 1st)

Submission Deadline: See above.

Cost:Adult and child(ren): $750. Additional adult staying more than one night: $100. HST will be added to the total.

MOTHRA is a child-inclusive artist residency and has been running since 2018. MOTHRA is one of the only artist residencies worldwide of its kind.

In 2024 we will focus on collaborative work, emphasizing the collective nature of MOTHRA.
We want to encourage discussion and demand change in how artist caregivers and the children they may care for are acknowledged, welcomed, and accommodated for.

We are looking for artists who have worked with or alongside their child(ren), or who want to try this, and who are willing to experiment. This is a chance to work these things out in practice.

Our main questions: How does art practice change when we admit to these relationships in our lives (particularly the parent/child relationship)? And, why do we continue to accept modes of professionalism that deny these relationships?

FACILITATOR BIO

Sarah Cullen has been running MOTHRA: Artist-Parent Project since 2018. Before this she led a similar project in Oxford UK for parents with a creative practice who were caring for young children. In 2023 Sarah was invited to speak at the Res Artis conference at UCL in London, on the topic of working towards making artist residencies more inclusive. Shortly after she lead a panel at the UAAC conference at the Banff Centre on a similar topic. Sarah is a visual artist, has exhibited internationally, and is the parent of two children. She currently lives in Toronto with her family. Both MOTHRA and Sarah's practice have been consistently supported by all levels of arts council funding. As founder and facilitator of MOTHRA, she is there to guide the participants of the residencies rather than over determine outcomes.

STUDIO/WORKSPACE & ACCOMMODATION 

A private room is available for all artists. Artists will have access to a communal kitchen to cook their own meals in. Shared, furnished, large studio space provided.

TO APPLY

Please apply at: mothra.ca

 

ABOUT GIBRALTAR POINT CENTRE FOR THE ARTS

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. Gibraltar Point is a barrier-free and inclusive environment. The Toronto city core is just a 15-minute ferry ride away.

Located in the former Toronto Island Public and Natural Science School, Gibraltar Point offers 35,000 square feet of affordable retreat space, artist studios and accommodations for artists and creative thinkers. The tranquil, idyllic setting is world-renowned as a centre for members of the artistic and non-profit communities to think, experiment, collaborate and share ideas.

More than 200 artists a year from across the globe experiment and create art through self-directed artist retreats and thematic residencies hosted in our overnight accommodations. In addition to hosting a maximum of 20 visiting artists at any given time, fifteen long-term artist work studios provide space for a range of painters, sculptors, musicians, filmmakers and a recording studio – all of whom contribute to the unique and collaborative atmosphere at Gibraltar Point Centre for the Arts.

Gibraltar Point on Tkaronto (Toronto) Island is the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.

Artists are responsible for getting themselves and their gear to Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and onto the ferry. Once on the Island, Gibraltar Point Staff will provide transportation to the centre.

February 13, 2024

Awakening

Awakening

Facilitator: Monica Bodirsky
Program Dates: June 24 to July 2 2024. (Check in is 1pm.  Check out is 11 am.)

Submission Deadline: April 1, 2024
Cost:$875+HST for private bedroom, shared studio and facilitator’s fee

This program has been designed to provide a sacred and inspirational space for multi-disciplinary artists and spiritual seekers to explore their own practice within the elemental framework of earth, air, fire, water and spirit. The objective is to engage holistic practices to connect our authentic self to our environment and incorporate metaphysical practices within creative self-expression. Finding agency through voice, decolonization, global environmental concerns, socio-political and economic factors which affect our ability to be open about Witch, Pagan and earth-based spiritual practice in the arts, are also key components. To celebrate Awakening's 7th year and as the inspiration for creating a new tarot deck, each participant will receive an Awakening Tarot deck and comprehensive guidebook.

FACILITATOR BIO

A walker between many worlds, Monica Bodirsky’s work is designed to empower individuals by creating a bridge to unseen realms. Her innovative art and writing styles focus primarily on the metaphysical. She is the illustrator and author of the bestselling Shadowland Tarot, The Shadowland Lenormand, Between the Worlds Oracle, and the Awakening Tarot: An Elemental Approach, published by Red Feather Mind, Body and Spirit.
A sought-after speaker and workshop facilitator, she was invited to give readings and classes at Readers Studio in New York, the Salem Arts Association, The Kingston Tarot and Lenormand Conference, and the Witch City Tarot Gathering.
She was faculty at OCAD University for ten years and is the founder and programmer of the WITCHfest North Arts and Culture Festival in Toronto(2017 - 2021), where she currently resides.
https://www.monicabodirsky.com

STUDIO/WORKSPACE & ACCOMMODATION 

A private room is available for all artists. Artists will have access to a communal kitchen to cook their own meals in. Shared, furnished, large studio space provided.

TO APPLY

Please apply at: https://www.monicabodirky.com/awakening

 

ABOUT GIBRALTAR POINT CENTRE FOR THE ARTS

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. Gibraltar Point is a barrier-free and inclusive environment. The Toronto city core is just a 15-minute ferry ride away.

Located in the former Toronto Island Public and Natural Science School, Gibraltar Point offers 35,000 square feet of affordable retreat space, artist studios and accommodations for artists and creative thinkers. The tranquil, idyllic setting is world-renowned as a centre for members of the artistic and non-profit communities to think, experiment, collaborate and share ideas.

More than 200 artists a year from across the globe experiment and create art through self-directed artist retreats and thematic residencies hosted in our overnight accommodations. In addition to hosting a maximum of 20 visiting artists at any given time, fifteen long-term artist work studios provide space for a range of painters, sculptors, musicians, filmmakers and a recording studio – all of whom contribute to the unique and collaborative atmosphere at Gibraltar Point Centre for the Arts.

Gibraltar Point on Tkaronto (Toronto) Island is the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.

Artists are responsible for getting themselves and their gear to Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and onto the ferry. Once on the Island, Gibraltar Point Staff will provide transportation to the centre.

February 13, 2024

Walking & Art: discussions at the wayside

Walking & Art: discussions at the wayside
Facilitator: Simon Pope & Sarah Cullen
Program Dates: Monday, June 3- Monday, June 10 2024. (Check in is 1pm.  Check out is 11 am.)

Submission Deadline: March 22, 2024
Cost:$875 (incl. HST) for private bedroom, shared studio and facilitator’s fee

Contemporary art has a long-established and well-documented relationship to walking. Whether used as a technique for drawing lines on the Earth, or a way of asserting collective sovereignty on stolen land, walking is now accepted as one of the many ways that artists make work. It is also, and equally, deployed as a method in neighbouring disciplines within the arts, humanities and social sciences. As such, it is always subject to new academic and cultural “turns” as they emerge.

Walking is also intrinsic to many of the quotidian, spiritual, philosophical, social and political aspects of our lives and provokes myriad questions for us as artists.

We acknowledge that there are archetypal conventions of “walking art” that do not adequately represent the extent of interest or investment in walking as a practice, or the questions that walking may invoke for artists right now.

This residency is open to any, and all, approaches to walking as art, and encourages you to grapple with the questions that arise for all those who have a stake in this area of artistic practice.

This residency gives you the opportunity to bring these questions to the fore, and to work through them, in practical ways, among your peers. We invite you to share insights and experiences, and to address with us the questions that arise from your practice with us, and with other participants. We encourage you to take full advantage of the opportunities presented for working beyond the studios at Gibraltar Point, and to consider how you will enable other participants to engage with and gain insights into your practice. We will organise one-to-one discussions of your work, and encourage you to host further conversations, and practical demonstrations, with other participants.

We are looking for visual artists – or those in neighbouring disciplines in the arts, humanities and social sciences – with an interest in how walking is deployed in practice, and in the theories that support or provide critical insights into the relationship of walking and art today. You will be a practising artist or researcher with a track-record in visual art (or neighbouring discipline) and the public presentation of your work.

We welcome applications from artists who have stepped away from their art practice and have now returned. We welcome artists who have a new interest in walking and art.

We encourage artists to apply who have a commitment to their practice, a commitment to learning with others, and a willingness to share their work and ideas.

FACILITATOR BIO

We are artists with an interest in walking and its relationship to mobility, mapping, landscape, and sociality. We often collaborate on projects focusing on these themes. Pope has over 25 years experience as art school/university faculty. For this residency our aim is to provide the kinds of supervision and mentorship that you would expect on “non-accredited” alternatives to conventional visual art courses at masters and doctoral levels. Equally we are able to mentor and be a “critical friend” to mid-career and established artists working in both research and professional contexts. Above all, we are advocates of co-learning and look forward to working with you to better understand which questions are important to you as artists, and the ways in which your practice equips you to address them.

STUDIO/WORKSPACE & ACCOMMODATION 

A private room is available for all artists. Artists will have access to a communal kitchen to cook their own meals in. Shared, furnished, large studio space provided.

TO APPLY

Please apply at: https://sites.google.com/site/cullenpopecollectedworks/walking-art-discussions-at-the-wayside?pli=1

 

ABOUT GIBRALTAR POINT CENTRE FOR THE ARTS

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. Gibraltar Point is a barrier-free and inclusive environment. The Toronto city core is just a 15-minute ferry ride away.

Located in the former Toronto Island Public and Natural Science School, Gibraltar Point offers 35,000 square feet of affordable retreat space, artist studios and accommodations for artists and creative thinkers. The tranquil, idyllic setting is world-renowned as a centre for members of the artistic and non-profit communities to think, experiment, collaborate and share ideas.

More than 200 artists a year from across the globe experiment and create art through self-directed artist retreats and thematic residencies hosted in our overnight accommodations. In addition to hosting a maximum of 20 visiting artists at any given time, fifteen long-term artist work studios provide space for a range of painters, sculptors, musicians, filmmakers and a recording studio – all of whom contribute to the unique and collaborative atmosphere at Gibraltar Point Centre for the Arts.

Gibraltar Point on Tkaronto (Toronto) Island is the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.

Artists are responsible for getting themselves and their gear to Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and onto the ferry. Once on the Island, Gibraltar Point Staff will provide transportation to the centre.