Call for Applicants:

Resident Artist: New Graduate Residency Program
Living Arts Centre
2021-2022

Application Deadline: Currently accepting applications.

The City of Mississauga is currently accepting applications for the New Graduate Artist Residency Program at the Living Arts Centre  This Program seeks to support local, national and international emerging artists, who have graduated from a post-secondary institution within the past 2 years. Accepted New Graduates will be those who demonstrate dynamic artistic promise.

The Program is designed to support New Graduates in a collaborative environment as they begin their careers. Program participants should expect to receive insight into their artistic practice, professional development, and feedback on how to become competitive in the arts industry.

The aim of the New Graduate Residency Program is to:

  • Provide professional studio space
  • Support professional development
  • Foster a collaborative and supportive atmosphere
  • Promote interdisciplinary experimentation with other artists.
  • Provide networking and commission opportunities
  • Allow for creative freedom through self-directed residency

The LAC offers professionally equipped studios in the areas of:

  • Ceramics
  • Woodworking
  • Glass
  • Flameworking
  • Painting and Drawing
  • Sculpture
  • Photography (analog and digital)
  • Textiles
  • Jewellery
  • Interdisciplinary
2019-2020 Fellow in Glass, Amee Raval. Image courtesy of the artist.

New Graduate Artist Residencies are awarded based on application review and studio availability. The program offers competitive and subsidized studio rental rates. Expenses are paid by artists. Living and transportation expenses are not covered through the Program.

Learn more about the LAC’s Studios.

Learn how to Apply.

**Please note you are applying to the New Graduate Residency Program in your artist statement ** 


For more information on the Fellowship or Residency Program, please contact us at residency.residency@livingarts.on.ca.


We encourage applications from individuals that represent the full diversity of communities in Canada, including complexities of intersecting identities such as ability, age, class, gender, race and sexual orientation.