A Paid Residency for Artists: To connect with families and multi-generational audiences at the AGO
Are you, or do you know, an artist, collective and/or culture group interested in working with young families and multi-generational audiences? If so, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) has an opportunity to share.
The AGO is launching an innovative community residency, in conjunction with our winter exhibitions, public programs and learning streams. As a destination of choice for families of all shapes and sizes during March Break, the AGO invites artists and collectives to apply for an interactive two-month long residency (February 4 – March 31, 2019) to present their work as part of the AGO’s program of activities throughout March Break (March 9 – 17, 2019).
We are looking for artists who can conceptually combine contemporary art practices with maker experiences and live performance, and create a platform for experimentation and engagement for families during our winter season.
The artist or collective in residence will be asked to develop and present one distinct, interactive, collaborative artist project in Walker Court, our central exhibition space. In the case of a maker project, the artist project installation would accumulate over nine days; for other disciplines, the artist project would develop throughout and culminate at the end of March Break. The presentations should be geared for large multi-generational audiences, with a particular focus on young families.
The selected artist will have the opportunity to work with and join the AGO’s programming team while receiving valuable feedback from artist-educators, family facilitators and a production team to realize their proposals.
An honorarium of $8,000 CDN will be provided for the successful artist or collective in residence, including production time and material expenses. The successful artist or collective in residence must be available March 8 – 18, 2019 for program implementation.
Your work will inspire curiosity, fun, conversation, engagement, collaboration, spectacle and social relevance.
Application deadline: Thursday, November 15, 2018 @ 11:59 pm EST.