Application deadline: January 6, 2017
Residency period: May 1 to June 15, 2017
Art Metropole and Fogo Island Arts are seeking applications for The Islands, a two-part residency that aims to encourage arts writing and criticism in contemporary art. Open to Canadian and international applicants, The Islands will take place on Fogo Island and at Artscape Gibraltar Point on Toronto Island, from May 1 to June 15, 2017.
The Islands invites emerging and established arts writers and artists with a writing practice to propose a project to be executed across two unique locations. The successful candidate will spend a month on Fogo Island as part of Fogo Island Arts’ residency program, followed by two weeks on Toronto Island at Artscape Gibraltar Point. The project will culminate in a small publication funded, published, and distributed by Art Metropole.
The Islands is a residency partnership conceived and organized by Art Metropole and Fogo Island Arts, with support from Artscape.
Arts writing practices may range in structure, content, and medium, addressing various forms and disciplines that may include poetry, art criticism, and experimental writing, and periodical production (journals, art books, magazines).
Applications should directly consider the role of writing and criticism in contemporary art, and take into consideration the unique circumstances of the residencies.
To be eligible for consideration, candidates must:
- Have published a minimum of two arts writing texts or critical essays on contemporary art
- Hold a valid driver’s license, and be responsible for acquiring the necessary visa if coming from a foreign country
The successful candidate will be required to give a public presentation on Fogo Island and at Artscape Gibraltar Point, and to present their work at Art Metropole, Toronto.
How to apply
The application form and program guidelines are available on online. Please click here to review and apply.
Accommodation, Travel and Workspace
The successful candidate will be provided with private accommodation and studio space on both Fogo and Toronto islands, as well as a weekly stipend to offset the costs of materials and day-to-day living expenses. Travel expenses are also covered.
Applicants should keep in mind that this residency takes place in two locations, and requires significant travel.
Fogo Island is a remote island with limited amenities. A vehicle will be provided for the duration of the residency.
Toronto Island is North America’s largest urban car-free community. Bicycles will be provided as well as a Ferry Pass for the duration of the residency. Toronto Island is a 20-minute ferry ride from Toronto’s harbour.
The successful candidate will be selected by a jury which includes Los Angeles-based artist Silke Otto-Knapp; Toronto-based artist Lili Huston Herterich; Nicolaus Schafhausen, Director of Kunsthalle Wien and Strategic Director, Fogo Island Arts; and Danielle St-Amour, Director of Art Metropole.