The Resident Artist Program has been created to provide opportunities for a blend of recent graduates of arts and design institutions, as well as mid-career artists, to create, explore, learn and exchange ideas and insights, within a multi-disciplinary environment.
Operating within a facility that offers a diverse choice of performing and visual arts programs, patrons of all ages enjoy a line-up of musicians and artists, and opportunities for hands-on creative expression in a professional arts environment. This marriage between visual and performing arts, community education, and professional art practice provides a valued and unique atmosphere for emerging artists.
According to past resident artist Andrea Marcus, “It is not just the combination of artforms, but the possibility to connect and interact with so many people, visual artists, performing artists, businesses, and the general public that creates a wide scope of opportunity.”
Professional development activities include participating in exhibitions, teaching and assisting opportunities as well selling work in the gift shop and contributing to special events and festivals.
To apply, click on the application form found under the studio section of interest, or contact the Coordinator, Exhibitions and Residency Programs for more information. Please note, you must provide your own accommodation - this is not a live-in residency. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.
Call for information on availability of space and time or to arrange a personal tour.
Terms of Residency
Available in the following studios:
12-month residency with the option to renew up to three years
Note: The long-term residency program can be continued beyond the three years. Artists are asked to submit reports describing how their residency has been of benefit to their development and propose plans for future use. Continued status is limited.
Considered in the following studios based on availability:
Note: Project-based residencies require supporting documentation to accompany the application. Supporting documents may include exhibition offer letters, grant acceptance letters, or educational project descriptions. Other forms of documentation may apply; contact the Exhibitions & Residency Program Coordinator for more information.
The Living Arts Centre invites new graduates of arts institutions to submit applications for the
The Arts Fellowship Program is an exciting initiative that offers graduates an opportunity to work within a professional studio environment after completing their studio education. This program provides a venue to assist new artists with the production of their first body of work in a specialized studio. Based on studio availability, fellowships will be awarded to recent graduates in flameworking, glass, textiles and wood.
Flameworking: Half-time Residency - up to 25 working hours in the studio per week
Glass: Single Slot Residency - one blow/casting slot per week, 10 hours cold-working per week
Textiles: Half-time Residency - up to 25 working hours in the studio per week
Wood: Half-time Residency - up to 25 working hours in the studio per week
Eligibility and Application
To be eligible for the competition, applicants must be new graduates (within two years of graduation) of a post-secondary school degree in studio arts, or of an educational equivalent. Artists must submit a full application package including the following information:
Applications are due by Monday, May 26, 2014.
A shortlist of applicants will be forwarded to the Living Arts Centre’s Advisors - professional artists and educators in relevant fields. Advisors will recommend which applicants will be offered a final interview at which time the candidate will be evaluated based on the strength of their application and the ability to demonstrate the following:
The successful candidates will be invited to work within the studio for a one-year term prior to the mid-term review. The term will commence on September 1, 2014 and end on August 31, 2015.