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May 1 Application Deadline!


September 2, 2018


June 30, 2018


August 21 - September 4, 2018


June 21 - August 5, 2018

Applications due by 11:59 PM MAY 1!

The 2019 Intergenerational LGBT Artist Residency will take place August 12 to August 26, at an artist retreat centre on Toronto Island (Artscape Gibraltar Point). The application deadline is May 1, and results will be announced in early June.   

The aim of this residency is to help create a vision and experience of LGBTQ2+ longevity through shared practice, art career management training, and community building via LGBTQ2+ art and political histories. We believe that while an artist is still alive, it is imperative to create opportunities to connect new dots, cross-pollinate, have intergenerational conversations, be students together, debate. This is a reciprocity and investment, simultaneously. The residency provides room, board and studio space to an intergenerational juried cohort of LGBTQ2+ artists, and facilitates studio visits with leading contemporary artists and curators. Whether you are 'emerging,' 'established,' or an inbetweenster, please consider applying! Please pass along this information to LGBTQ2+ artists of any age, whether established or emerging, residing in the diverse and contested territory commonly referred to as Canada, whom you think might be exceptional candidates and who would benefit greatly from this programme.

Confirmed guests for the 2019 Intergenerational LGBT Artist Residency include Kathleen Pirrie Adams (curator; Chair RTA School of Media, Ryerson University), Sean Lee (Curator, Tangled), Sophie Hackett (Curator Photography, Art Gallery of Ontario), and Hrag Vartanian (editor in chief, co-founder, Hyperallergic), while others are still to be confirmed!

We look forward to seeing you on the island!

**This is a scent free event. Please refrain from wearing cologne, perfume, bug spray or scented products to this event, for the health of some our participants. Thank you!

Please join us for the Open Studio event of Intergenerational LGBT Artist Residency 2018 Session II.

The 2018 jurors were Kathleen PIRRIE ADAMS, Sean LEE, and Syrus Marcus WARE. The artists of the 2018 Intergenerational LGBT Artist Residency are:

Wy Joung KOU

The two sessions in 2018 see the triumphant continuation of the Intergenerational LGBT Artist Residency into its fifth year, with the support of the Ontario Arts Council, Canada Council and private donors.

The artists studios will be open from noon until 8pm. You are of course welcome to linger at AGP’s private beach, or visit Hanlan’s Point, and the many other enjoyments the Toronto Islands have to offer.

***Accessibility info: Artscape Gibraltar Point is physically accessible, including several ramps into the building, as well as washrooms (some, not all). Van rides are being offered especially to those who might not be able to handle the 20 minute walking distance from the Hanlan's Point dock to AGP. Please let us know your access needs.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2604922829533405/

ANNOUNCING THE RESIDENTS OF THE 2018 Intergenerational LGBT Artist Residency:

Michel Dumont (Thunder Bay, ON)
Paige Gratland (Vancouver, BC)
Calder Harben (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Wy Joung Kou (Toronto, ON)
Logan MacDonald (Corner Brook, Newfoundland)
Sarah Dawn Richardson (Hamilton, ON)

Congratulations!!! Thank you to everyone who applied. We received so much wonderful work, from across Canada and around the world. Thank you for your confidence in this vision and your eagerness to be a part of it

The 2018 Intergenerational LGBT Artist Residency this summer will include a private research trip to Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives in Toronto, an information session on artists rights with CARFAC to which all previous applicants to the residency are invited, and concludes with a public Open Studios event. Confirmed guests this summer include Syrus Marcus Ware, Kathleen Pirrie Adams, Hrag Vartanian, Wanda Nanibush, and others to be confirmed.

The first of a series of Intergenerational LGBT Artist Residency Retrospective Exhibitions opens June 21 at the Gladstone Hotel, in collaboration with That's So Gay (TSG) 2018: Say My Name, curated by juror and 2014 alum Syrus Marcus Ware.

The Intergenerational LGBT Artist Residency retrospective exhibitions are made possible with the generous support of the Ontario Arts Council. These works will be recorded in The Intergenerational LGBT Artist Residency fonds at The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (CLGA), the largest independent LGBTQ2 archive in the world. In this way CLGA is elevating the ongoing endeavour of The Intergenerational LGBT Artist Residency to support the practices and study of LGBTQ2 artists.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/409074259569704/

JUNE 1, 2018

The APPLICATION DEADLINE this year is JUNE 1, 2018. Apply! ❤️️ 

Paradise Khanmalek studio visit with curator Syrus Marcus Ware.