Long Term Residency:

Residents are required to commit to a 1-year contract commitment with the option to renew after an annual review.

  • Resident artists are required to participate in exhibition opportunities within the Living Arts Centre and at offsite locations, biannual studio clean ups, artist meetings including critiques and RA events.
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative space.
  • Resident artists must follow all Health and Safety policies and procedures.
  • Monthly fees. Housing and transportation will be responsibility of the artist.

Failure to comply with the RA contract at any time will result in the termination of the residency.


Project-Based Residency

  • Project-based residencies are designed to support professional artists with studio access in order to realize a specific art/ design project or objective.
  • Supporting documents should be submitted with the application, these may include exhibition offer letters, grant acceptance letters, educational project descriptions, etc.
  • Project-based residencies are 3 to 6 months in duration.


New Graduate Artist Residency
Emerging Artist:

  • Have graduated from post-secondary institution (recognized art, craft, design institute, college or university) within the last two (2) years.
  • Limited to no Exhibition or Sales History.

Resident Artist
Emerging and Mid-Career Artist:

  • Practicing Artist for 1-8 years.
  • Developed and continues to develop a body of work (active exhibition and competitive sales history)
  • Graduate of a recognized art, design or craft institute, college or university, or are practicing artists with equivalent experience.
  • Technically competent in the relevant studio
  • Focused on creating conceptual art and design: functional and/or non-functional
  • Able to work in a collaborative environment.


Applicants are assessed by a panel of professionals working in the applicant's discipline. Applications should demonstrate conceptual and technical ability through:

  • Portfolio (10 images max)
  • Artist statement
  • Statement of intent
  • CV
  • In-person interview
  • 3 references



To apply, click on the application form below. Applications submitted without the completed form will not be considered.

Applications for Project Based Residencies are accepted year-round. Applications for Long Term Residencies open in Spring.

Applications take a minimum of one month to be reviewed.

Applications are only accepted online:
Click here to apply online for the Resident Artist Program


The Living Arts Centre dedicated to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. Artists of all cultural backgrounds, of all gender, sexual orientation, and ability are encouraged to apply.


Questions about the Resident Artist Program?

Email us at residency.residency@mississauga.ca