Selected artists will receive the following
- An artist fee of $10,000 CDN (inclusive of per diem), and an additional $3000 CDN for materials production costs for the project
- A mentor with applicable expertise and access to other AGO collaborators
- Access to AGO platforms and audiences
- Presentation of the finished digital project
Who should apply
- Artists, individuals, and/or artist collectives who self-identify as emerging artists and are in the early stages of their artistic career
- Canadians, currently living in the country, or artists residing in Canada
- We encourage applicants from underrepresented communities to apply
- Practicing professional artists with two (2) or more years’ experience
We are prioritizing populations who have not been equitably represented in museums, which includes Black, Indigenous, artists of colour, LGBTQ2+, women and persons with disabilities. Successful artists must be available to connect virtually with AGO staff for the duration of their three month residency. The selected artists will be notified by January 3, 2022.
- Artist statement, inclusive of project proposal (500 words max, 1 page, size 12 font)
- Proposed project budget (to max of $3000 CDN)
- Resume/CV (1 page, size 12 font)
- A total of 5 artwork or sample images, and/or videos, allowing us to understand your artistic practice
Successful proposals will address the following:
- The 2022 residency theme is Friendship Near and Far, and proposals should address the possibilities in which we can bring people together online in a caring, embodied way. Proposals may also consider the implications of restrictions on work, travel, play, learning, healthcare, and social gathering imposed by governments due to the global pandemic and the opportunities that may simultaneously arise when responding to these restrictions via digital platforms, where people of all ages may interact and collaborate in novel and meaningful ways.
- The ways in which your project advances your artistic growth/development
- Feasibility of the project proposal and budget
- An interest in presenting and experimenting with digital platforms and a willingness to address and engage with multiple audiences and communities of the museum
- Artists are open to propose projects that include collaborations, and specify mentorship if applicable of any department at the AGO, including but not limited to, Conservation, Collections, Curatorial, Education & Programming, Library & Archives, Food & Beverage, Visitor Experience, etc.
Selected artists/collectives will each receive an honorarium/artist fee of $10,000 CDN. Successful artists must be available for the full duration of their three month residency. Residencies will occur between January and October of 2022.
November 30, 2021 @ 11:59 pm EST.
For more information, contact:
Danah Abusido, Curatorial Associate, Projects & Partnerships: email@example.com