After an incredible first year, Nia Centre for the Arts is re-launching their Artist-in-Residence program.
Deadline to apply: Sunday, September 22, 2019, 11:59pm.
The first program of its kind in Canada to provide access to shared studio space, exclusive and customized professional development opportunities that support artistic growth - all with the goal of building the creative capacity of Afro-diasporic artists.
GOALS FOR THE RESIDENCY
Accessibility & Inclusion: Address the lack of safe and inclusive spaces for Black artists.
Professional Development: Create spaces to support emerging artists to hone their talents.
Community Building: Create opportunities for the community to experience artistic works rooted in Afro-diasporic traditions.
Residents will have access to:
Shared studio space for 4 months
Opportunity to present your work & receive feedback
Conversations with artists and leaders in Toronto’s arts & cultural community
Professional Development workshops
An artist fee + materials budget
The program will culminate with an exhibition of works produced by the residents in February 2020; dates to be confirmed.
The Artist-in-Residence program is open to all, however, preference will be given to artists from the African Diaspora.