The Akin Studio Program at MOCA

Akin is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Akin Studio Program at MOCA Year 2 (2019-2020). The deadline to apply is March 31, 2019, 5:00pm. Full details can be found in the Call for Applications. Click the link below to download the PDF or visit

Interested in applying to the Program? Come to our Open House:

Akin invites you to an Open Studio at the Akin Studio Program on Floor 4 of the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada. Come and visit over 30 different artist studios and find out more about Akin, the Studio Program, and how to apply for Year 2.

Saturday, February 2 from 12-4pm
Floor 4, 158 Sterling Road, MOCA Toronto Canada
Free / Pay-What-You-Can to enter the Museum

There will be a short panel Question and Answer period at 2pm. If you are interested in applying to the Studio Program this is the ideal time to ask questions and have them answered by Akin staff and Akin artist or two from the 2018 - 2019 Studio Program cohort.


About the Akin Studio Program:

Akin is thrilled to announce a unique and publicly open partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada to provide affordable studio space to more than 30 visual artists and cultural practitioners in the Museum's new home on Sterling Road through the Akin Studio Program. The Program is open to student, emerging and professional art practitioners, curators and writers living in Toronto. 

The inaugural cohort of the Program started their studio residency in the Museum in September 2018. Selected artists have moved their studio into the Museum for a term of one year and will share their practices with the Museum’s visitors through programs such as open studio events.

The studios vary in size from 25 to 200 square feet and were designed by Akin to create a light and welcoming environment for artists to develop their work. Regular Akin studio rental fees apply. Similar to Akin’s other locations, the space encourages a community atmosphere and the exchange of ideas.

Year 2 of the Program will start October 1, 2019 and the Call for Applications for Year 2 has been announced. Visit for more details.