Deadline: 10/10/2017

Winter Island: Artist Project Residency

Four month-long residency opportunities for artists of all nationalities, working in Canada.

Description of Residency Program
Artscape Gibraltar Point is seeking project proposals from artists working in all media for the Winter Islands Artist-In-Residence program for 2018.

Now in its third year, Winter Island is a unique, juried,  artist-in-residence program aimed at emerging, mid-career and, established artists, hosted at Artscape Gibraltar Point, an artist residency located on the picturesque Toronto Islands.

The aim of the Winter Islands program is to recognize four artists of any nationality annually who have demonstrated a strong and unique artistic voice while working in Canada’s visual arts community and provide them with a month of distraction-free studio time to create and/or develop a new and exciting work, or body of work that seeks to engage with and/or activate the artist community at Artscape Gibraltar Point and the Toronto Islands.

Selected artists will have the opportunity to present these works/projects to the public as a part of a Winter Islands Group Exhibition to take place at the conclusion of the residency series at Artscape Youngplace hallway galleries, vitrines and, select Flex Studios, in late May/Early June 2018.

Duration of Residency
One Month Each from January to April

Disciplines, Work Equipment and Assistance
Residency is open to artists working in all disciplines. Artists should plan to bring all materials relevant to their practice and creation process. 


Studio/ Workspace

Fees and Support
Artist will receive one private studio & bedroom ($900 Value), a $400 food/materials fee, 8 round trip ferry tickets to Toronto Island.

Please note that transportation costs, to and from Toronto  are NOT covered.

Expectations towards the Artist
Artists will be expected to create a work, or body of work, in the medium or discipline of their choice that seeks to activate and/or otherwise engage the artist community at Artscape Gibraltar Point and the Toronto Islands.  Further to this, they will be expected to offer studio visits and present an artist talk about their practice during their time at Artscape Gibraltar Point.

The Winter Islands Artist-In-Residence program will take place concurrently with our self-directed residency program. As such, selected artists are also be expected to be an active and visible member of the Artscape Gibraltar Point community, and to contribute to our communal atmosphere in a pleasant and positive manner.

Application Information
Please answer the following questions in the application form located here:

Should you require assistance with the application process, do not hesitate to contact Andrew Lochhead, Residency & Programming Coordinator,  Artscape Gibraltar Point at 

All submissions are considered confidential.

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Winter Island: Artist Project Residency

Winter Island: Artist Project Residency


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