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AGP Artist Residencies

Call for applications for 2020 programmed artist residencies on the Toronto Island

Artscape Gibraltar Point is pleased to officially launch its official 2020 Programmed Artist Residency and Application Schedule. Covering a vast array of topics, media and, interests—from food security to the human body, from earth-based spiritual practices to programs for artist-parents and their families—the programmed artist residencies offer participants the opportunity to attend a directed course of study lead by expert facilitators.

More than 700 artists a year from across the globe experiment and create art through self-directed artist retreats and thematic residencies hosted in our overnight accommodations. Artscape Gibraltar Point hosts up to twenty visiting artists at any given time and  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 Artscape Gibraltar Point.

Artscape Gibraltar Point Programmed Artist Residencies

An artist-in-residence works in their studio at Artscape Gibraltar Point. (Source: Mary Anderson Fake Art School)

Currently, we are seeking applications for the following 2020 artist residencies:

Imbolc Creative Visioning Retreat: Weekend Intensive

Residency Dates: January 31-February 3, 2020
Application Deadline: December 2, 2019

Kickstart your vision for 2020 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.

Alchemy Island: Food, Art, Garden, Table

Residency Dates: April 20-27, 2020
Application Deadline: December 2, 2019

Alchemy is an international artist led residency devoted to exploring the synergy between artistic practice and the sharing of food in community settings. Learn more:  Alchemy 2020 artist residency explores art, cooking and community on the Toronto Islands.

Awakening: Earth-Based Spirituality & Art

Residency Dates: June 15-26, 2020
Application Deadline: February 17, 2020

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.

Luminous Bodies: The Human Body in Artistic Practice

Residency Dates: June 29-July 13, 2010
Application Deadline: February 24, 2020

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.

MOTHRA: Child-Inclusive, Artist-Parent Residency

Residency Dates: July 13-29, 2020
Application Deadline: March 2, 2020

This Artist-Parent week-long residency is part of MOTHRA’s ongoing Artist-Parent Project based in Toronto. 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. Learn more in our interview with facilitators, Alison Thompson and Sarah Cullen of MOTHRA.

Self-Directed Winter Artist Residency Opportunities

Not into programmed artist residencies? You can always apply for a self-directed artist residency, with special discounted rates through the winter months. Work at your own pace, on your own schedule in the pictoreque Toronto Islands, just a short ferry ride away from the downtown core.

Artist residencies range in cost, length of time and admission criteria. Many feature some combination of private or shared accommodation, and all feature shared studio access. Learn more about Artscape Gibraltar Point’s programmed artist residencies. 

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