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: PA System, 'Do you want to take the short-cut or the long-cut?', 2019. Photo: PA System.
  • Nick Shick (Printmaker) working with Jaime Angelopoulos (Visiting Artist, 2017-18).
  • Main Gallery Exhibition: Agata Derda, 'Afterdark', 2020.
  • Main Gallery Exhibition: Penelope Stewart, 'Botanique', 2019. Photo: Tom Blanchard.
  • Pudy Tong (Studio & Education Manager) working with Kotama Bouabane (Visiting Artist, 2019-20).
  • Main Gallery Exhibition: Otis: Tamasauskas, 'Amalgam', 2019.
  • Main Gallery Exhibition: Visiting Artists' Residency exhibit featuring Jaime Angelopoulos and Panya Clark Espinal, 2018.



As part of Open Studio’s ongoing commitment to becoming a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive organization, we are excited to share that our next calls for residencies and exhibitions are directed to artists who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People(s) of Colour (BIPOC). This will result in an upcoming year of public programming (September 2023 – July 2024) that will celebrate and support the work of BIPOC creators working across print-based media. To read more about our EDI Framework, click here.

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.

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 want to find out how to become an Open Studio Artist Member, please contact us by email. All public calls are open to our Artist Members except for the Visiting Artist residencies.

Please click the links below to learn more about our various programs and how to apply. Most applications are open for submissions a month before the deadline.

We recommend signing up for our email newsletter for further updates (including upcoming deadlines). Please note that all public calls are open to our members except for the Visiting Artist residency program.


Call for Applications Closed


Call for Applications Closed


Next deadline: Spring 2023

Black, Indigenous, People(s) of Colour Artist Residency
Emerging Printmaker Scholarship Residency
Nick Novak Mid-Career Printmaker Residency
Jeannie Thib Emerging Artist Residency
Visiting Artist Residencies


Next deadline: Spring 2023

Atelier Circulaire Artist Member Exchange
Hexagon Mid-Career Artist Member Residency


Please note that most of our opportunities are open to the public, and some are open only to our membership. Please click here if you would like to find out how to become an Open Studio Artist Member. All public calls are open to our Artist Members except for the Visiting Artist residencies. Have questions? Need help with your application? We’re happy to help! Please send us an email with the subject heading “Call for Submissions“.

COVID-19 Update: Accommodations will be made for health and safety protocols in the studio as necessary. The production phase of our residencies would begin in the fall of 2022 at the earliest and may be delayed until the spring of 2023. Residencies with exhibitions would be scheduled for 2023-24.

To find out more about our Galleries & Artistic Programming, click here.
To find out more about our Residency Programs: here.


  • For the Main Gallery and Project Space: artists who have shown in a solo or duo exhibition at Open Studio must wait for at least one year before applying again. This would also apply if someone has received the Nick Novak or Emerging Artist residency, where a solo exhibition is included.
  • The above would not affect inclusion in group exhibitions (three artists or more).
  • Exhibiting on the Feature Wall does not affect eligibility to apply for a Main Gallery or Project Space exhibition.
  • These criteria do not apply to offsite exhibitions or special calls outside the usual gallery programming.
  • Board Members and staff members are not eligible to apply for exhibitions, scholarships or residencies during their term. (An exception would be made should an artist already be programmed and then move into a board/staff position).


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

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