The INTERGENERATIONAL LGBT ARTIST RESIDENCY is the first intergenerational artist-in-residency program for LGBTQ2 visual artists in Canada.
The residency offers studio space, travel support and free room and board to juried applicants for the duration of the two-week residency. Residents also receive mentoring and studio visits from critically acclaimed artists and curators.
Please pass along this information to LGBTQ2 artists in Canada, of any age, whether established or emerging, whom you think might be exceptional candidates and who would benefit greatly from this programme.
Home page image: Rafaële Frigon 2013
The INTERGENERATIONAL LGBT ARTIST RESIDENCY takes place on Toronto Island at an artist retreat centre called Artscape Gibraltar Point.
The land on which the residency is held is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee, and most recently, the territory of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation. The territory was the subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Iroquois Confederacy and the Ojibwe and allied nations to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes.This territory is also covered by the Upper Canada Treaties. Today, the meeting place of Toronto (from the Haudenosaunee word Tkaronto) is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work in the community, on this territory.
The aim of THE INTERGENERATIONAL LGBT ARTIST RESIDENCY is a vision and experience of sustainability through resource sharing, shared practice, art career management training, and community building via Canadian LGBTQ2 visual art and political histories. By exploring Canadian LGBTQ2 art history and artistic practice, while supporting artists and art production, we could foster communication across generational lines. With this community building initiative, artists highlight the trajectory and longevity of LGBTQ2, both historically and reaching into the future.
History and Funding:
The 2013 THE INTERGENERATIONAL LGBT ARTIST RESIDENCY took place with the support of the Ontario Arts Council and private donors, and the collaboration of Artscape Gibraltar Point, on the Toronto Island August 12 to 26, 2013. The 2014 THE INTERGENERATIONAL LGBT ARTIST RESIDENCY was July 1 - 15, with the support of the Ontario Arts Council. In 2015, the residency was again made possible by the Ontario Arts Council, and took place July 24 to August 7. After a year hiatus, the 2017 THE INTERGENERATIONAL LGBT ARTIST RESIDENCY was again made possible by the generous support of the Ontario Arts Council and will take place July 31 to August 16. In 2017 however, due to storms and flooding, Toronto Islands were closed for the summer. The 2017 residency was postponed to 2018, and the juried cohort all agreed to return the following summer. Additionally, THE INTERGENERATIONAL LGBT ARTIST RESIDENCY accepted applications for the 2018 residency, which took place August 21 to September 4. In 2019, the residency continues, from August 12 - 26, funded by Ontario Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts.
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