Arts Unfold

General information

Brief description of organisation

Arts Unfold produces art and design projects in Canadian and European communities to foster greater understandings of social and environmental conditions. It works to develop, implement and facilitate art residencies, park festivals, collaborative designs, vision statements, multi-disciplinary exhibitions and performances. Arts Unfold works with community leaders and members to develop ideas that connect to their aspirations, concerns, and exploratory interests. In developing, implementing and facilitating projects, Arts Unfold works to incorporate inclusivity, accessibility and sustainability.

Director of Arts Unfold, Teresa Ascencao, is an award-winning multimedia artist, with an active national and international exhibition record. She has over a decade of administration experience, including at the executive level. For several years, she has been teaching art and design at college and university levels. Ascencao is driven by her love for community, social and ecological issues, and working with creative minds in art and design. 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 and Sex-Positive Feminism. She lives and works in Toronto and teaches at OCADU.

Organisation founded in

2015

Brief description of residency program

Arts Unfold has coordinated art residencies at Artscape Gibraltar Point (Toronto Island, Canada), which brings in professional artists as Facilitators. One of these includes "Luminous Bodies" about the diversity of human body. Arts Unfold produced for the first time Naked State art residency at Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park (just north of Toronto, Canada), whereby the artists and Facilitator will live as *naturists (in the nude) within the Bare Oaks naturist community. It´s newest residency is Once Upon Water (The Water Residency) on magical and material notions of water. It will take place for the first time in June 2017, on the island of Pico, Azores.

Residency program since

2012

Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • New Media
  • Animation
  • Printmaking
  • Administrative
  • Film Making
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run

Residency conditions

Number of artists resident at one time

between 11 and 16

Grants available

Arts Unfold works with partnering communities to subsidize its projects. Two of its residencies, Naked State and Once Upon Water, have been subsidized up to 50%. Artists are encouraged to apply for funding through their federal, provincial and municipal arts councils, and other sources. A list of funding opportunities can be viewed at: http://artsunfold.com/funding/.

Expenses paid by artist

Expenses vary depending on residency. Please see residency descriptions for this information.

Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
  • Other

Expectations vary depending on residency. Please see residency descriptions for this information.

Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

Other

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency

Number of studios

between 5 and 10

Type and size of studios

Shared Studio

Accomodation
  • Private Room
  • Private Apartment
  • Shared Room
  • Shared Apartment
  • Private Cabin/House
Working language(s)
  • English
  • Portugese
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Films
  • Exhibitions
  • Cafe/Restaurant

How to reach

By train

Varies depending on residency. Please see residency descriptions for this information.

By plane

Varies depending on residency. Please see residency descriptions for this information.

By car

Varies depending on residency. Please see residency descriptions for this information.

Contact information

Arts Unfold
34 Little Norway Crescent
M5V 3A3 Toronto
Canada

info@ArtsUnfold.com
http://artsunfold.com

Phone: 647-521-2353

Social Media

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