Akin is thrilled to announce a unique partnership with MOCA to provide affordable studio space to 20+ visual artists and cultural practitioners in the museum's new home on Sterling Road through the Akin Studio Program. The Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada will open on May 26, 2018 at 158 Sterling Rd in the Junction Triangle.
Akin will facilitate the rental of artist studios on Floor 4 of the museum through a selection process that prioritizes artists who live and work in the Junction neighbourhood while ensuring that artists occupying the spaces reflect the diversity of Toronto’s population. Selected artists will be invited to move 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.
Floor 4 of MOCA will integrate these studios, with residencies and a workshop space for educational programs. The studios will vary in size from approximately 50 to 250 square feet and will be designed by Akin to create a bright and welcoming environment for artists to develop their work. Similar to Akin’s seven other locations, the space will foster a community atmosphere and the exchange of ideas.
Stay tuned for more information about the selection process for the Akin Studio Program, and an upcoming Call for Applications in the coming weeks.
Updated information will be available online at akin.art/moca and the Call for Applications will be shared through our mailing list and various channels.