Hexagon Mid-Career Artist Residency

Please note that the June 19, 2023 submissions call is now closed.

We are excited to announce that our forthcoming public calls for programming in 2024-25 are specifically directed to members of equity-deserving communities, including racialized persons: Black, Indigenous, People(s) of Colour (BIPOC); persons with disabilities, persons living with mental illness, and 2SLGBTQIA+ persons.

Access our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion framework here.

Please note that most of our residencies take place from September to July, specifically year-long residencies, however, timing does alter for shorter-term residencies or project-based residencies and a schedule is determined once a recipient is selected.

We welcome local, national, and international applications, but we do not provide financial support for travel or accommodation. However, we are happy to provide a letter of support for funding applications to artists accepted into the program.

About

Please Note: This year the call is specifically directed to members of equity-deserving communities, including racialized persons: Black, Indigenous, People(s) of Colour (BIPOC); persons with disabilities, persons living with mental illness, and 2SLGBTQIA+ persons.

  • The Hexagon Mid-Career Artist Residency is a one-year exploratory program that offers mid-career or established artists unlimited access to Open Studio’s production facilities.
  • This public call is specifically for artists aged 40+ who are mid-career/established, defined as those with a minimum of 5 years of exhibition experience.
  • The call is open to artists with or without prior printmaking experience who are interested in working with printmaking mediums.
  • Residencies take place during Open Studio’s Programming Year, which runs from September to July.

ELIGIBILITY

  • This year the call is specifically directed to members of equity-deserving communities, including racialized persons: Black, Indigenous, People(s) of Colour (BIPOC); persons with disabilities, persons living with mental illness, and 2SLGBTQIA+ persons
  • This public call is specifically for artists aged 40+ who are mid-career/established, defined as those with a minimum of 5 years of exhibition experience
  • Artists with an interest in working with printmaking mediums
  • Artists with and without print experience are encouraged to apply

Note: We welcome local, national, and international applications, but we do not provide financial support for travel or accommodation. However, we are happy to provide a letter of support for funding applications to artists accepted into the program.

BENEFITS

  • One-year access to Open Studio’s production facilities
  • $1,225 (approx. 35 hours) for education, mentorship and professional development
  • $800 materials bursary
  • Storage for the duration of the residency
  • Open Studio Membership
  • Promotion through Open Studio’s marketing initiatives
  • Possibility for prints to be consigned for sale through the Open Studio Shop
    The opportunity to make contacts within Open Studio’s printmaking community

OBLIGATIONS

  • Maintain a consistent art production schedule during the tenure of the residency period
  • Open Studio may request up to two fundraising prints

Submissions will be juried, and we will send out notifications approximately eight weeks after the deadline. Please note that due to the high volume of submissions, we are unable to provide individual feedback for applications.

Ready to apply?

To apply, please fill out the application form below. If the form is not visible, please check back closer to the submission date. Typically, applications open for submissions one month before the deadline. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email us at office@openstudio.ca. We’re always happy to help.

Please note that the June 19, 2023 submissions call is now closed.