Artistic Programs & Residencies

  • Main Gallery Exhibition: Pascaline Knight, 'Le e dans l’o de mon cœur / When (i) draw my own lines—performing the substrate', 2019. Photo: Peter Legris.
  • Main Gallery Exhibition: Alison Judd, 'Even the continents have no place but earth', 2019. Photo credit: Toni Hafkenscheid.
  • Main Gallery Exhibition: PA System, 'Do you want to take the short-cut or the long-cut?', 2019. Photo: PA System.
  • Main Gallery Exhibition: Agata Derda, 'Afterdark', 2020.
  • Main Gallery Exhibition: Penelope Stewart, 'Botanique', 2019. Photo: Tom Blanchard.
  • Main Gallery Exhibition: Otis: Tamasauskas, 'Amalgam', 2019.
  • Main Gallery Exhibition: Visiting Artists' Residency exhibit featuring Jaime Angelopoulos and Panya Clark Espinal, 2018.

Open Studio is an Artist-Run Centre (ARC) dedicated to contemporary print. We offer accessible, inclusive and affordable printmaking facilities, programs and services for artists and the public from across Canada and abroad. We are committed to engaging and supporting those who identify as Black, Indigenous, People(s) of Colour (BIPOC); Two-spirited, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, Pansexual (2SLGBTQ+); and Deaf Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Persons Living with Mental Illness.

Open Studio offers several calls for submissions throughout the year for various opportunities such as exhibitions, residencies, fundraising events and other programs. 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 click here. All public calls are open to our Artist Members except for the Visiting Artist residencies.

Interested in seeing our studio? Click here to access our virtual tour.

COVID-19 Update: Please note that accommodations will be made for health and safety protocols in the studio as necessary. For applications submitted on May 31st, 2021; residencies would begin in the fall of 2021 at the earliest and may be delayed until the spring of 2022.

Update: Notifications for recent calls (May 2021) will be provided by the end of July 2021.


The next submissions call will take place in the fall of 2021 for Exhibitions & Visiting Artist Residencies. Date to be confirmed (TBC).

Note: please click the links below to find out more about our various programs and how to apply. Most applications are opened for submission a month before the deadline. If you have questions, please email us at, and we would be happy to help.


Residencies & Exhibition Opportunities open to the public*:
Closed (May 31, 2021): Black, Indigenous, People(s) of Colour Artist Residency
Closed (May 31, 2021): Emerging Printmaker Scholarship Residency
Closed (May 31, 2021): Nick Novak Mid-Career Printmaker Residency
TBC Fall 2021: Visiting Artist Residencies
TBC Fall 2021: Main Gallery Exhibitions Call

*All public calls are open to our members except for the Visiting Artist residency program.


Residencies & Exhibition Opportunities open to members:
Closed (May 31, 2021):
Atelier Circulaire Artist Member Exchange
Closed (May 31, 2021):
Hexagon Mid-Career Artist Member Residency
Closed (May 31, 2021): Jeannie Thib Emerging Artist Member Residency
TBC Fall 2021: Project Space Exhibitions Call


From time-to-time, we may have additional calls for submissions for one-off exhibitions, fundraising events or other special programming.

Closed: Black, Indigenous, People(s) of Colour Project Space Call for Submissions
Closed: Inuit Artist Creative Residency (partnership with Kinngait Studios)

Helpful documents: Submission Forms Help