Visiting Artist Residencies

Submission Deadline Paused


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. Artists with and without print experience are encouraged to apply.

VA Residency projects will be scheduled between September and April, starting a minimum of one year following the application deadline.

*We issue three VA residencies per programming year.


  • Mid-career* or established artists with an interest in working with printmaking mediums
  • Artists with and without print experience are encouraged to apply

*Mid-career or Established: artists with an exhibition record minimum of 5 years.


  • Two months of studio access (does not need to be consecutive)
  • Collaborative printer assistance (up to 60 hours); printers’ fees beyond this budget will be the artist’s responsibility
  • $300 materials bursary
  • Storage for the duration of residency
  • Membership
  • Main Gallery group exhibition alongside other VAs; CARFAC artist fee will be issued
  • $300 artist talk fee
  • Promotion through Open Studio’s marketing initiatives
  • Print sales consignment will be considered
  • The opportunity to make contacts within Open Studio‚Äôs printmaking community

Please note that while Open Studio does not provide financial support for travel or accommodation, we are happy to supply artists accepted to the program with a letter of support to be used for funding applications.


  • Maintain a consistent art production schedule during the tenure of the residency period
  • Artist talk to discuss the process/project
  • Provide the studio with two fundraising prints
  • Provide the printer with one printer’s proof from each edition


Submissions will be juried and notifications sent out approximately eight weeks from the deadline. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of the competition.


Please fill out the application form below. If you do not see the form below, check back closer to the submission date. Most applications are opened for submission a month before the deadline. If you have questions, please email us, we would be happy to help.