Emerging Artist Residencies

Each year Open Studio awards two residencies to emerging artists of merit.

Don Phillips Scholarship

This scholarship was founded in 1988 in memory of printmaker Don Phillips who helped establish printmaking as a fine art practice in Canada. The Don Phillips Scholarship is for a student enrolled in their final year of an undergraduate art program (full or part-time) with a printmaking major at an accredited Canadian institution who will be graduating and who will not be returning to full-time studies in September. Click here for submission guidelines.

Jeannie Thib Mentorship Residency

This residency was launched in 2016 in memory of Jeannie Thib (1955-2013), a talented artist and cherished member of the Open Studio community. Thib was born in North Bay, Ontario in 1955 and obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts at York University in Toronto in 1979. Inspired by her experiences in the wilderness of Northern Ontario, her work included ornamented sculptures, installations and prints.  As Jeannie was a great supporter of other artists, long established and emerging, a mentoring focused residency is a fitting and relevant way to honour Jeannie Thib’s legacy. This residency is open to a printmaker in the early stages of their career, who has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to their practice within the last one to five years. Click here for submission guidelines.