Please download the PDF linked below for up-to-date information about the 2021 program application process.
To apply for a Full-time, Annual Artist-in-Residence position:
- You must possess a post-secondary degree, diploma or equivalent post-training through an alternate learning environment.
- You must have graduated or completed your study and training within the past five years.
- You may apply for a full-time Artist-in-Residence position no more than three (3) times.
To apply for a Summer Artist-in-Residence position:
- You must be currently enrolled in a Post-secondary Degree or diploma from a Craft/Design/Art College or University.
- You must be returning to school full-time in the fall following residency.
- Please note: We have temporarily suspended Summer residencies for 2021.
To apply for a Short-term Artist-in-Residence position:
- You must be a mid-career artist. We define a mid-career artist as someone who has 8-14 years’ exhibition history in professional visual arts contexts since graduating from college/university.
- Must contact Director of Craft & Design before applying to discuss your eligibility.
All applicants (both Summer and Full-time) must demonstrate:
- Talent, skill and innovation.
- The potential for artistic and technical development.
CONDITIONS OF RESIDENCY
The following is a list of qualities that we expect from each and every Craft & Design Artist-in-Residence. Please review prior to applying.
- Potential for creative and technical development.
- Progress in your practice and career and a commitment to exhibit, and work in a public manner.
- Ability to work co-operatively, respectfully and responsibly.
- Ability to carry out your project, meeting proposed targets and deadlines.
- Ability to work without a Studio Technician. Ability to problem-solve technical issues with equipment.
- Ability to work in full view of the public.
If you are awarded an Annual Artist-in-Residence position, you sign a one year contract and pay a monthly license fee of $90. Some applicants may be eligible to receive a scholarship. If awarded a scholarship, you do not pay licensing fees.
Summer Artists-in-Residence do not pay licensing fees.
***Harbourfront Centre does not provide housing as part of the Artist-in-Residence program. You are responsible for all of your own living and travel costs. Artists-in-Residence do not receive stipends.***
Prior to applying, please review the application guidelines.
To download a PDF with information about the 2021 Artist-in-Residence Program Application Process, click here.