Residencies Information

ARTISTIC PROGRAMMING

PROGRAMMING MANDATE
Open Studio is committed to providing an open and equitable platform for public programming that reflects innovative, non-hierarchical and cross-cultural approaches to contemporary printmaking by artists from diverse backgrounds and wide-reaching perspectives.

Open Studio is dedicated to engaging and supporting all individuals and prioritizes applications from members of equity-deserving communities, including racialized persons: Black, Indigenous, People(s) of Colour (BIPOC); persons with disabilities, persons living with mental illness, and persons of all sexual orientations, and gender identities/expressions. To read more about our artistic programs, including our curatorial vision, CLICK HERE.

BLACK, INDIGENOUS, PEOPLE (S) of COLOUR RESIDENCY

The Black, Indigenous, People(s) of Colour (BIPOC) Artist Residency was created to actively make space specifically for BIPOC artists to engage with Open Studio and contemporary printmaking practices. The residency provides an artist with a year-long residency to learn printmaking and includes one-on-one instruction. The resident will create a specific project culminating in a Feature Wall exhibition and an artist talk. Post-residency, the resident will be offered an additional year of studio access.

This is a public call for artists interested in working with printmaking mediums. Artists with and without print experience are encouraged to apply.

APPLY HERE

EMERGING PRINTMAKER SCHOLARSHIP RESIDENCY

The Emerging Printmaker Scholarship Residency (formerly the Don Phillips Scholarship) provides an emerging printmaker who has graduated within the last two years (from a post-secondary institution, college or undergraduate program with a focus on print), with a year-long residency to explore and create a specific project culminating in a final exhibition in Open Studio’s Project Space.

This is a public call that is open to emerging artists with print experience who have graduated from college or university (undergrad) in the last two years.

APPLY HERE

NICK NOVAK MID-CAREER PRINTMAKER RESIDENCY

The Nick Novak Mid-Career Printmaker Residency provides a mid-career or established printmaker with a year-long residency to explore and create a specific project culminating in a final exhibition in Open Studio’s Main Gallery.

This is a public call that is open to mid-career or established artists with print experience. The artist must demonstrate the ability to work safely in a print studio.

APPLY HERE

JEANNIE THIB EMERGING ARTIST RESIDENCY

Founded in memory of Jeannie Thib, the Jeannie Thib Emerging Artist Residency provides an emerging artist with six consecutive months of studio time to explore and create a specific project.

This is a public call that is open to emerging* artists with print experience who have graduated from college or university (undergrad) in the last two years.

APPLY HERE

VISITING ARTIST RESIDENCIES

Open Studio’s Visiting Artist (VA) Residency provides mid-career or established artists with the opportunity to realize a creative project in print media using methods that range from traditional to experimental approaches. As a VA, you will work with a collaborative printer in the studio to create print-based work(s), which will be exhibited post-production in a group show in Open Studio’s Main Gallery.

This is a public call that is open to mid-career or established artists (an exhibition record minimum of 5 years) interested in working with printmaking mediums. Artists with and without print experience are encouraged to apply.

APPLY HERE

HEXAGON MID-CAREER ARTIST MEMBER RESIDENCY

Through the generous support of an anonymous donor, the Hexagon Mid-Career Artist Member Residency provides a mid-career (or established) Open Studio artist member* with six consecutive months of studio time to explore and create a specific project.

*Most of our opportunities are open to the public, and some are specifically for our membership. If you would like to find out how to become an Open Studio Artist Member, please contact us by email.

APPLY HERE

ATELIER CIRCULAIRE ARTIST MEMBER EXCHANGE

Each year one Open Studio artist member* will go to Atelier Circulaire for a two-week residency, and in return, one artist member from Atelier Circulaire will come to Open Studio for two weeks.

*Most of our opportunities are open to the public, and some are specifically for our membership. If you would like to find out how to become an Open Studio Artist Member, please contact us by email.

APPLY HERE

HOW RESIDENCIES ARE SELECTED

All Open Studio residencies, scholars and fellows are selected through an annual, juried call for submissions, in addition to curated projects. 

Open Studio’s Programming Year runs from September – July. (Example: the 2021-22 programming year is slated as September 2021 – July 2022.) The annual exhibition Call for Submissions [link] selects programming for the following programming year.

Residency submissions are selected by a jury consisting of:
– Open Studio’s Curator & Collections Manager
– A member of the Open Studio’s Programming Committee
– An Open Studio artist member
– Two external jurors from the wider arts community

Juries change each submission year. Where possible, the Programming jury will jury all residency and exhibition opportunities for a one-year cycle. Open Studio’s Programming Committee Chair coordinates the jury meetings.

Please note that due to the number of submissions that we receive, Open Studio is unable to provide individual feedback for applications.