The Gibraltar Point Residency Program provides professional artists with a fully subsidized opportunity to live and work on Toronto Island for one month. The program is open to artists who are engaged in the research or creation of work. The residency is designed to provide participants with uninterrupted time to think, create and experiment. Participants receive accommodation, a private or semi-private work studio and all meals at no cost. Artists are responsible for their own travel, materials and all personal expenses. International artists must provide their own medical insurance coverage for the period of their stay at Gibraltar Point.
GOALS OF THE RESIDENCY PROGRAM
- To stimulate discourse and unite professional artists from varied regional, cultural and aesthetic backgrounds
- To offers artists an opportunity to think, experiment and create in an environment which is highly conducive to creativity
- To provide artists with concentrated time to focus on a project in a retreat like atmosphere in a spectacular natural setting
- Quality of work
- Quality of proposed project to be carried out during the residency
- Perceived benefits of living and working at Gibraltar Point and being part of a diverse community of artists
- Suitability of work to available studio space and equipment
- The competition is international
- Applicants can be at any stage of their career but may not be enrolled in any arts degree program
- Applications are accepted from artists of all disciplines at the research or conceptualization stage of a project
- Applicants must be 19 years of age or older
- Applications are for individual artists ONLY
Applications are accepted by mail and courier only. Faxed or electronic applications are not accepted. All applications must be typewritten and include:
1. A cover letter which states:
- Your name, address, age, phone and fax numbers, email address, website
- Special medical, dietary or physical requirements we should know about
- Telephone numbers of a contact person
2. A $50 non-refundable application fee in cheque or money order form made payable to Toronto Artscape. Artists considering application should visit our website to see if you are a member of one of the Associate Residency Partners in which case the application fee is not required.
3. All sheets must be 8 1/2 x 11 inches paper. Please do not use staples or binders of any kind.
4. Forward applications to: Susan Serran, Director of Arts Programs and Services, Toronto Artscape, Suite 111- 60 Atlantic Avenue, Toronto, ON M6K 1X9 clearly indicating Gibraltar Point Residency Program on the envelope.
Deadline for applications is 5pm Thursday, June 28, 2001.
GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSIONS
All disciplines please enclose:
- A one page description outlining your project, your intent and your expectations for your residency
- Two professional letters of referral from individuals in your field who know your work and are familiar with the project you are proposing
- A resume or CV outlining your artistic accomplishments, awards, performances, exhibitions, recordings etc.
- A list of equipment needs clearly indicating what you are providing and what you would like the program to provide.
- Visual Artists: include 10 slides representative of your recent work, plus articles/reviews/catalogues.
- Writers: include selection of published work(s) or work(s) in progress, maximum 12 pages
- Composers: include two recordings of your work (audio cassette or CD)
- Other Artists: include appropriate examples of your work.
Note: All materials submitted must be clearly labeled including your name. Please indicate orientation of slides with dot in upper right hand corner. Materials will only be returned if a self-addressed, stamped envelope is enclosed. Please do not send original slides, work or master tapes and retain a file copy of your submission. Toronto Artscape and the Gibraltar Point Centre do not accept responsibility for any loss or damages to the contents of your submission package.
For details on the Application and Selection Process visit our website at www.torontoartscape.on.ca