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International Open Juried Exhibition (Toronto, ON) – Call For Artists

International Open Juried Exhibition (Toronto, ON) – Call For Artists

The Society of Canadian Artists announces a call for entry for their annual 52nd International Open Juried Exhibition. This exhibition will be held at the Papermill Art Gallery, Todmorden Mills, in Toronto, ON from August 10 to September 8, 2020.

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Deadline: 3 Jul 2020

We continue to live in uncertain times. Currently, there is no guarantee that the Papermill Gallery will be open on these dates. The Society of Canadian Artists remains confident, but may have to modify this show to a virtual exhibition on their website. Prizes will be awarded as committed. The show will be on the website for 3 months. However and in this situation, works would only be available for sale through the artist.

International Open Juried Exhibition Awards

  • Mary Pratt Crystal Award: $1,000 and Crystal Bowl
  • Duggan Canadian Landscape Award: $1000
  • First Award of Excellence: $1,000
  • Second Award of Excellence: $500
  • 2 Awards of Merit: $250 each

About the Society of Canadian Artists

The Society of Canadian Artists (SCA) is a national, non-profit artists’ organization dedicated to expanding the visibility and stature of the visual arts. SCA has representation in all of the visual arts media. They respect their historical roots, are aware of the current world, and are future-minded.

Officially founded in 1972 (although germinating since 1957), the Society of Canadian Artists was born to foster and celebrate the visual arts in Canada. They are a collection of some of the country’s most committed traditional and new media artists.

For more information, contact exhibition-open@societyofcanadianartists.com.

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Doors Open After Dark 2020 (Guelph, ON) – Call For Artists

Doors Open After Dark 2020 (Guelph, ON) – Call For Artists

Guelph Museums announces a call for artists for Doors Open After Dark 2020, celebrating Guelph’s 193rd birthday and launch Doors Open weekend, with big, bold, innovative history and art activations at and around the Civic Museum from 5 p.m. April 24 to 1 a.m. April 25. This free event aims to create opportunities to connect, explore, and engage the community with history in unique ways.

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Deadline: 8 Mar 2020

Historians and artists of all disciplines are encouraged to submit proposals for activations that explore Guelph’s history and identity through themes of reconciliation, diversity, landscape, culture, innovation, and environment.

This opportunity is open to individuals, collectives, and groups from anywhere in the world. Preference will be given to residents of the City of Guelph and Wellington County. Installations will be selected through an open call process. A jury, formed by Guelph Museums, will select the featured installations.

Submissions will be assessed by the following criteria:

  • Innovation and originality
  • Quality of work
  • Interpretation of themes
  • Design and execution plan

Doors Open After Dark 2020 Artist Benefits

Chosen artists will receive an honorarium based on the CARFAC Fee Schedule at the “Other Public Places” level. Since 2017, approximately 200-300 visitors attend Doors Open After Dark each year. Artists will receive promotion through Guelph Museums’ website and social media pages to an audience of over 7,000 followers collectively.

Social Equity

Guelph Museums is in the process of decolonization through the reconstruction of their colonialist framework and by collaborating meaningfully with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples. The Museums are committed to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, strive to initiate dialogues, and create safe spaces for truth telling. These guiding principles inform all activities at Guelph Museums.

Doors Open After Dark 2020 coincides with the 193rd anniversary of the “founding” of the city of Guelph – a story traditionally centered on John Galt’s arrival in Canada in 1827 to build a Scottish settlement. The story excluded the Indigenous Peoples present on this land thousands of years before Galt’s arrival. Doors Open After Dark aims to provide space for historical truths and engage meaningfully with present-day communities impacted by those histories.

About Guelph Museums

Guelph Museums consists of three heritage sites – Guelph Civic Museum, McCrae House, and Locomotive 6167 – where they explore local histories through permanent and changing exhibitions, interactive galleries, special events, and engagement activities.

The Civic Museum (the location of Doors Open After Dark) is located in the heart of downtown Guelph in the renovated Loretto Convent. Guelph Civic Museum is home to a collection of over 30,000 artifacts that bring Guelph’s past to life.

They are adjusting the way history has been portrayed at the Museums to incorporate authentic Indigenous voices, stories, and knowledge, which have traditionally been sidelined in favour of colonial narratives. Guelph Museums considers truth and reconciliation fundamental in upholding its mandate to be a community museum that makes a difference, improving the lives of residents and visitors to the City of Guelph.

For more information, contact sarah.ball@guelph.ca.

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Performance Festival 2020 (Toronto, Canada) – Call For Artists

Performance Festival 2020 (Toronto, Canada) – Call For Artists

SummerWorks Performance Festival 2020 is widely recognized as one of the most vital platforms for launching new performance in Canada. They are seeking proposals for the 30th edition, taking place August 6th-16th in Toronto, Canada. Proposals are assessed and curated on artistic merit, clarity of vision, and feasibility as well as on how the project relates to other selected works. Why you care about this work? What excites you about your project? Why you think it’s important? Why is SummerWorks the right context for you and this project now?

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Deadline: 10 Jan 2020

SummerWorks Presentations: SummerWorks seeks proposals for new projects that will be ready for presentation in August 2020. They are interested in works and artists that tackle urgent and complex questions of our time; that celebrate curiosity, wonder and adventure; and that expand the possibilities of what performance can be. Works for theatre, gallery, outdoor, and non-traditional settings are welcome, as are proposals for site-specific and immersive contexts. Proposed works should have some previous development or presentation history.

SummerWorks Lab: The SummerWorks Lab is a place for exploration, experimentation, and process. SummerWorks invites proposals for projects to be shared with an audience at a crucial stage of development as well as experiments that use the Festival as a laboratory to test new ideas. Works for theatre, gallery, outdoor, and non-traditional settings are welcome, as are proposals for site-specific and immersive contexts. Of particular interest are projects that will benefit from audience engagement and feedback during the Festival, with the potential of this to inform the future of the work.

Public Works: The Public Works programming brings artists and audiences together in the public realm to experience Toronto in new ways. How does the city shape how we move? What else is possible? How can this be realized through performance? Of particular interest are projects that play with momentum and time. Proposals for outdoor, non-traditional,  site-specific and immersive contexts are expected; and works created for audiences to traverse a location or the landscape of Toronto are encouraged. 3-5 projects will be selected for this special call and provided a guaranteed fee of $1,500 CAD to $5,000 CAD (dependent on scale and budget of the project). These performances will be free to the public and should be designed with accessibility in mind.

Performance Festival 2020 Artist Benefits

  • The Performance Festival 2020 provides a framework, which includes publicity and marketing, technical and performance scheduling, box office, front of house management, and administrative support. If you’re not in an outdoors, non-traditional or site-specific venue we’ll also provide a venue, technical staff and lighting designer.
  • Presentations can expect 5 performances in the Festival.
  • Labs can expect 3 performances in the Festival.
  • Artists participating in Presentations or Labs will receive 70% of their box office revenue.
  • Artists participating in Public Works will be provided a guaranteed fee of $1,500 CAD to $5,000 CAD; dependent on scale and budget of the project.
  • Projects are typically provided 30 – 60 minute timeslots. If your project is longer, please explain in your proposal. If your project is 30 minutes or less you’ll be considered for curation as a double-bill with another performance work.
  • Access to free workshops from industry leaders in producing, marketing, production, audience engagement and accessibility.
  • An artist pass, providing you with highly discounted rates for all performances, events and free access to workshops during the 11-day Festival.
  • An engaged and collaborative team. We provide mentorship and advice for all productions in the Festival, so if you’re unsure if something is possible, get in touch! We want to hear about big ideas and help make them reality.

Social Equity

For the last two years SummerWorks venues have been physically accessible. SummerWorks provides ASL for all our events. They provide visual stories for patrons, and work with artists to create relaxed performances. Over the past two years they have engaged in consultancy with Tangled Arts+Disability and Deaf Spectrum.

In the coming years they hope to include live captioning and audio description at all SummerWorks produced events plus live streaming of workshops to make these available to those who aren’t able to travel to the venue, and extend accessibility training to all Front of House and volunteers.

Through the Pay What You Can model, they have opened up the Festival to a wider socio-economic bracket. Those that can afford to are able subsidize affordable tickets, allowing SummerWorks to offer cheaper tickets while not reducing the artist’s income. SummerWorks runs a Pay It Forward scheme, additional tickets can be purchased that are then offered to members of partner organisations free of charge.

About SummerWorks

SummerWorks is widely recognized as one of the most important platforms for launching new work in Canada. They are interested in continuously re-imagining and innovating the possibilities of performance- how it is created, presented and experienced. SummerWorks presents two Festivals annually, Progress International Festival of performance and ideas, and SummerWorks Performance Festival.

As an organization that brings together performance nationally and internationally, SummerWorks wishes to acknowledge that SummerWorks takes place on the traditional territory, Tkaronto, “Where the Trees Meet the Water,” “The Gathering Place” of the Mississauga, Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, and Wendat Nations. As we come together we pay our respects to all our relations who have gathered and will continue to gather in this place.

For more information, contact katrina@summerworks.ca.

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Passion To Perform 2018 – Call For Artists

Passion To Perform 2018 – Call For Artists

Apply for the Yamana Gold Passion to Perform 2018 artist prize. Artists are welcome to submit paintings, drawings, sculptures, and photography as entries.

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Deadline: 31 Dec 2018

Passion to Perform 2018 celebrates the interconnection between performance and passion. It aims to award winning entrants with meaningful compensation that can positively impact each artist’s practice and encourage them to pursue their passion.

Entry is free. The competition is open to any person practicing art. Each artist can submit up to two entries.  The panel of judges will initially review entries made through the online system. Following this, approximately 35 artists will be short listed. Only works that are short listed from the initial digital submission will be reviewed for final judging. Notifications and instructions on the regional collection process will be sent to the short listed artists only via email. January 15, 2019 : Results of initial entry, including short listed notices and instructions on mailing of works are emailed to artists by this date. February 1, 2019: Results of final round of judging and award notice.

Passion To Perform 2018 Artist Benefits

  • 1st place winner – US$6,000
  • 2nd place winner – US$2,500
  • 3rd place winner- $1,500
  • In addition, a fund has been established to acquire additional artworks from the shortlist of finalists which will then become part of the permanent collection

Pieces of art that become part of the permanent Passion To Perform collection may be displayed in Yamana Gold’s offices. The chosen pieces of art work thereby visually communicate a sense of performance and excellence to employees and visitors alike.

About Yamana Gold

Passion to Perform is an initiative of Yamana Gold, a leading gold producer with operations and properties throughout the Americas that integrates a commitment to sustainability and stakeholder engagement best practices in all its business activities. This commitment complements a performance based culture driven by an entrepreneurial passion that is mirrored in the passion and commitment demonstrated by many emerging artists.

For more information, contact artwork@yamana.com.

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Youth And Emerging Artists Exhibition – Call For Artists

Youth And Emerging Artists Exhibition – Call For Artists

Hamilton Arts Council announces a call for artists for a Youth and Emerging Artists Exhibition, accepting submissions from secondary, post-secondary students, and recent college and university graduates in southern Ontario. The first Emerging Youth Art Fair will take place at CF Limeridge Mall, October 24th – October 28th, 2018. This exhibition showcases new visual artworks by up-and-coming local creators from southern Ontario. This curated exhibition provides emerging artists with professional exhibition experience and publicity.

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Deadline: 1 Oct 2018

Artists may submit three pieces for consideration. Depending on space, only one piece is guaranteed to be exhibited. This is contingent on the quality of the work and the number of submissions. Artists will be notified of their acceptance by October 5th, 2018.

All artwork must be 12 x 12 outside dimensions and not more than 5 inches deep. All artwork should be framed or on canvas; ready or prepared for hanging. For framed pieces, the artwork itself must be a minimum of 6 x 6 and must be square.
Mixed media works that make creative use of the entirety of the square foot area (for example within a shadow box) are considered square. If framed, make sure the outer dimension of the frame is 12 x 12.

Youth And Emerging Artists Exhibition Artist Benefits

Chosen artists for the Youth And Emerging Artists Exhibition will be invited to be a part of the curated exhibition. They will have an opportunity to win a prize in one of four categories: Best of Show Emerging, 1st and 2nd Place, and Best of Show Youth Category. The experience will help build the artists portfolio, c.v. and exhibition experience. It provides for numerous networking opportunities with both their peers and professional art buyers, community organizers,and curators. This is the first ever art fair of it’s kind taking place in upper Hamilton.

About The Hamilton Arts Council

The Hamilton Arts Council exists to strengthen the role of the arts and culture in the City of Hamilton by making the arts accessible and relevant to the entire community. Founded in 1969 and incorporated in 1973, the Hamilton Arts Council is the second largest and one of the oldest community arts councils in Ontario. Originally known as the Hamilton & Region Arts Council and later Arts Hamilton, they have a long history of supporting local arts and culture through publication, advocacy, and community partnerships.

About CF Lime Ridge

From atop Hamilton’s mountain, Lime Ridge dominates the retail scene in Ontario’s third largest city. With its convenient location, accessible from the Lincoln Alexander Parkway, the centre serves the neighbouring communities of Dundas, Ancaster, Stoney Creek, and Brantford. Lime Ridge boasts a GLA of 814,000 sq. ft. It has more than 210 trend-setting retailers, delivering an upscale shopping experience across a trade area of more than 500,000 residents. Recently, Lime Ridge executed a major remerchandising plan for the centre. It brought in many desirable brands such as Sephora, Victoria’s Secret, and Forever 21.

For more information, contact executive@hamiltonartscouncil.ca.

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Clarington Outdoor Art Festival – Call For Artists

Clarington Outdoor Art Festival – Call For Artists

Visual Arts Centre of Clarington (VAC) is currently accepting applications for the Clarington Outdoor Art Festival 2018, taking place on September 29-30 on VAC grounds in Bowmanville, Ontario. Applications are encouraged from creators working across all disciplines and artistic traditions. Aligning with Culture Days 2018, the festival is a platform that connects people of all ages and backgrounds in a creative place for learning and discovery.

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Deadline: 31 Jul 2018

The Clarington Outdoor Art Festival provides artists and makers the opportunity to showcase their work in the context of an established and not for profit space. Artists and makers will have the opportunity to sell and network in the community of Bowmanville.

About Visual Arts Centre of Clarington

The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington (VAC) is a not-for-profit charitable organization. The Centre nurtures the cultural development of the community by encouraging the creativity through arts education, exhibition, and promotion. The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington has a forty year history of providing quality exhibition and educational programming to the community.

VAC is an active and productive organization that makes good use of limited resources to generate a significant, varied, and ever-expanding volume of activity within each of their five service areas: exhibitions; educational programs; publications and information; community outreach and special events; and recognition programs. While the majority of artists, participants, and visitors are from Clarington, programs draw a considerable number of people from across the GTA and beyond.

VAC provides professionally curated exhibitions with accompanying catalogues at the Visual Arts Centre, exhibitions in the Clarington Municipal Building, and the Clarington Library as well as Art on Public Lands outdoor sculpture installations on the Centre’s grounds. They work to build community and be part of the community. Programs, exhibitions, and facilities reflect a diversity of ideas, engage the broader community, support artists, and are accessible to all.

For more information, contact development@vac.ca.

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Carmel Fine Art And Music Festival 2018 – Call For Artists

Carmel Fine Art And Music Festival 2018 – Call For Artists

Niagara Arts Showcase announces a call for artists for the Carmel Fine Art And Music Festival 2018 at the amazing Firemen’s Park in Niagara Falls. The festival rolls out on Friday September 15th from 6 pm to 11 pm and continues Saturday September 15th from 9 am to 11 pm to Sunday September 16th at 9 am to 6 pm.

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Deadline: 30 Apr 2018

Niagara Arts Showcase is looking for indoor fine artists, outdoor artisans, and compensated installation artists to participate in the festival. The applications will be juried. There are limited indoor fine art booths.

There will be food and wine, music for everyone, a kids art zone, installations, and workshops. The festival will proceed rain or shine.

Carmel Fine Art And Music Festival 2018 Artist Benefits

  • 100% of sales – no commission taken
  • Social media exposure on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram including pictures, bios, website links, and social media links
  • Posting on our website including bio, pictures, and links
  • Art Coordinator to take care of your needs before and during the festival
  • ATM on site for attendees to utilize to purchase your art
  • Friday evening Gala with early VIP attendance for early purchase
  • Networking within the art community
  • Networking with a large number of attendees and prolific art patrons
  • Featured in festival program
  • Free admittance to the festival
  • Climate controlled environment for indoor booths
  • Paid opportunity for chosen installation artists

About Niagara Arts Showcase

Niagara Arts Showcase (NAS) is a registered nonprofit organization that supports the art and culture community in Niagara Falls and the Niagara Region. The Board of directors, committees, staff, and volunteers work to provide a venue in which artists and musicians can benefit financially and professionally. NAS is an active and effective organization that has government and corporate relationships that include successful granting and sponsorship. NAS is well-positioned to expand on its success to date. They are planning a future that extends its reach and comprehensiveness in serving the art and culture community in Niagara.

For more information, contact info@niagaraartsshowcase.com.

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Bridge And Falls Creative Residency – Call For Artists

Bridge And Falls Creative Residency – Call For Artists

The Bridge and Falls Creative Residency, Summer Series 2018 call for applications is now open. Are you interested in furthering your artistic practice? Do you have a special project into which you wish to dive? Perhaps, you have a new work that has been on the back burner just waiting for the right time and place to kick start its development? Come and explore the wilds of northwestern Ontario: bring your backpack, bear spray, and find the creativity you seek, whatever that might be, in the boreal forest on the eastern shores of Lake of the Woods.

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Deadline: 15 Mar 2018

In all four seasons, northwestern Ontario is one of the most beautiful and geographically interesting places on earth. It is the perfect place for any creative person to get inspired. The rural and remote Township of Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls will host a programme of week-long self-guided artist residencies in the summer of 2018. They invite artists to explore how arts and culture interfaces with the streetscape in Sioux Narrows and Nestor Falls.

The Bridge and Falls Creative Residency includes

  • Accommodation in a prospector’s tent at a campsite in Sioux Narrows Provincial Park or, if the participant chooses to stay in a motel/ lodge/ cabin, within the communities of Sioux Narrows and Nestor Falls
  • On the Water day-use studio which can be accessed from a stationary dock and within walking distance of a clubhouse on White Moose Golf Course
  • On the Rock day-use studio near the Travel Centre in Nestor Falls, Ontario
  • Moving Gallery day-use studio near the Travel Centre in Nestor Falls, Ontario
  • $750 fee to support the cost of travel and meals
  • $250 stipend to support campsite fees at Sioux Narrows Provincial Park or accommodations in a motel/ lodge/ cabin within the Township of Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls

Bridge And Falls Creative Residency selection is based on artistic merit, the potential impact of the residency on the applicant, and preparedness to undertake the residency. A panel of judges, representative of the communities of Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls, will consider all applications. The panel will include one practicing artist, the cultural officer for the Township, and one professional artist from NWO/ Manitoba or a senior staff person with the Township of SNNF.

About the Canadian Shield

The communities of Sioux Narrows and Nestor Falls are in the heart of the Canadian Shield. The Canadian Shield is Canada’s largest physiographic region extending from Alberta eastward to Newfoundland and Labrador and northward to Greenland, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. The Shield covers a total area of 4.8 million square kilometres and almost two thirds of Ontario. The Canadian Shield is composed of Precambrian rocks that are more than 570 million years old. Some of these rocks are over 2 billion years old, making the rocks of the Canadian Shield the oldest rocks in North America. The rocks are igneous (including granites, diorites, and basalts) and metamorphic (including schists and marbles).

The Shield has helped shape Canada’s cultural history — the navigable waterways carved into the area during glaciations dictated settlement across its expanse by both Native and European settlers. Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls is a township in the Canadian province of Ontario, located in the Kenora District. It is located on the eastern shores of Lake of the Woods along Ontario Highway 71. The township was formed in 2001 by amalgamating the formerly incorporate Township of Sioux Narrows with portions of Unorganized Kenora District, including the community of Nestor Falls. The township had a population of 720 in the Canada 2011 Census.

About The Township of Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls

Sioux Narrows is a small resort community located on the shores of Lake of the Woods where Highway 71 crosses the eponymous narrows to Regina Bay. There are about 300 permanent residents and about double that in the summer time when cottagers from Ontario, Manitoba, and the United States come for vacation. Tourism is the primary industry with many resorts in the nearby vicinity. In the mid-18th century, an Ojibwa-Cree alliance is said to have defeated an invading party of Sioux at a narrows here on the lake. Sioux Narrows is named in recognition of that event. The Sioux Narrows Bridge overlooks the site of the battle.

Nestor Falls held the status of designated place in the Canada 2006 Census, and has a population of 290. The settlement was founded in the early 20th century by a certain Mr. Nestor who started logging operations and used the natural waterfall there to transport the logs to Lake of the Woods.

The communities of Sioux Narrows and Nestor Falls are home to many arts, cultural, recreational, and sporting events throughout the year. There is a long history of activities that have contributed to the fabric of society in this region, most notably the Canada Day festivities and fireworks, Arts Festival in Sioux Narrows, Bassin’ for Bucks Fishing Tournament, Crow Lake Classic Fishing Tourney, and Winter Carnivals in both Nestor Falls and Sioux Narrows. Whether you are taking in an outdoor performance underneath the Lazy Loon in Sioux Narrows or enjoying an evening concert at Bass Lake in Nestor Falls, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Sport fishing, fly-in outpost camps, world class lodges, and big game hunting are synonymous with the region.

For more information, contact dlysak@snnf.ca.

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Luminous Bodies 2017- Call For Artists

Luminous Bodies 2017- Call For Artists

Artscape Gibraltar Point (AGP) announces a call for artists for Luminous Bodies 2017, a two-week residency to create artworks that shed new light on the human body.

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Deadline: 15 Aug 2017

Dates of Residency: October 23 – November 6, 2017
No fees to apply. Residency fees: $890 for shared accommodation or $1090 for private bedroom, plus HST.

The residency’s 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.

The essence of Luminous Bodies 2017 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.

Residents work individually or collaboratively to create artworks that reinvent the body through media of their choice. Media may include photography, video, installation, drawing, painting, performance, installation, sound art, and media art. 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. It offers a distraction-free environment to focus on art creation. There is a rich potential for the creation of corporeal artworks amongst its blue-flag beaches (one of them being clothing optional). Natural surroundings of Lake Ontario, forests and gardens are 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 a fifteen minute ferry ride away.

Luminous Bodies 2017 Artist Benefits

Artists will benefit through secluded and intensive focused studio time. Professional and peer-based instruction and critique in a unique and supportive environment is offered. Further, the communal living style of Artscape Gibraltar Point offers artists an opportunity to interact closely and on a personal level with their peers and fellow residency participants.

As well, the residency’s setting affords residents the chance to experience life in one of North America’s most unique communities, the Toronto Islands. The community has a unique history of social activism, creativity, and a generosity of spirit. Off island, artists can experience the vibrant arts and cultural scene of the city of Toronto. Toronto is one of North America’s largest cities, located only fifteen minutes away by ferry.

About Artscape Gibraltar Point

Artscape Gibraltar Point offers 35,000 square feet of affordable retreat space, artist studios, and accommodations for artists and creative thinkers. It is located in the former Toronto Island Public and Natural Science School. 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 800 artists have experimented and created art through self-directed artist retreats and thematic residencies hosted in the overnight accommodations. In addition to visiting artists, fifteen long-term artists work studios provide space for a range of painters, sculptors, musicians, theatre companies, and a recording studio. All of whom contribute to the unique and collaborative atmosphere at Artscape Gibraltar Point.

Over 600 charitable and not-for-profit groups have used the centre’s conference facilities to host staff retreats, training sessions, and strategic planning. Artscape Gibraltar Point also plays host to private events, managed by our Artscape Event Services team. As well, a number of unique partnerships have brought arts and music festivals to the centre’s grounds. These include Camp Wavelength, the New Traditions Festival, and the JanSport Bonfire Sessions.

For more information, contact alochhead@artscape.ca.

 

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Awakening 2017 – Call For Artists

Awakening 2017 – Call For Artists

Artscape Gibraltar Point announces a call for artists for Awakening 2017, an Earth-based spiritual practice and art residency.

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Deadline: 17 Jul 2017

Residency dates: September 21 through October 1, 2017

No fees to apply. Residency fees: 900 + HST for private room and shared studio, $750 + HST for a shared room and shared studio

Now in it’s second year, Awakenings 2017 is a ten-day thematic residency. It provides a sacred and inspirational space to explore creativity and intuition within the framework of earth-based spirituality. The objective is to engage holistic practices that connect mind, body, and spirit with the self and environment. The goal is to incorporate metaphysical practices within the arts and examine how this knowledge has been viewed historically and how current views can be integrated, disrupted, or altered.

Awakening 2017 topics such as herbalism, mindfulness, shamanism, divination, and ritual will be viewed from a variety of perspectives. They include pop culture, psychology, alchemy, theology, history, and post-colonial discourse. Along with programmed time, residents have free time to work individually or collaboratively in a studio. Methods of art making can be visual, time-based, photography, craft, writing, music, dance, or performance art. Supportive discussions of residents’ work in progress occur on a regular basis.

Awakening 2017 Artist Benefits

Artists will benefit through secluded and intensive focused studio time. Professional and peer-based instruction and critique in a unique and supportive environment is offered. Further, the communal living style of Artscape Gibraltar Point offers artists an opportunity to interact closely and on a personal level with their peers and fellow residency participants.

As well, the residency’s setting affords residents the chance to experience life in one of North America’s most unique communities, the Toronto Islands. The community has a unique history of social activism, creativity, and a generosity of spirit. Off island, artists can experience the vibrant arts and cultural scene of the city of Toronto. Toronto is one of North America’s largest cities, located only fifteen minutes away by ferry.

About Artscape Gibraltar Point

Artscape Gibraltar Point offers 35,000 square feet of affordable retreat space, artist studios, and accommodations for artists and creative thinkers. It is located in the former Toronto Island Public and Natural Science School. 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 800 artists have experimented and created art through self-directed artist retreats and thematic residencies hosted in the overnight accommodations. In addition to visiting artists, fifteen long-term artists work studios provide space for a range of painters, sculptors, musicians, theatre companies, and a recording studio. All of whom contribute to the unique and collaborative atmosphere at Artscape Gibraltar Point.

Over 600 charitable and not-for-profit groups have used the centre’s conference facilities to host staff retreats, training sessions, and strategic planning. Artscape Gibraltar Point also plays host to private events, managed by our Artscape Event Services team. As well, a number of unique partnerships have brought arts and music festivals to the centre’s grounds. These include Camp Wavelength, the New Traditions Festival, and the JanSport Bonfire Sessions.

For more information, contact alochhead@artscape.ca.

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