Spark Box Studio Summer Artist Residency 2017

Spark Box Studio Residency is now accepting Summer 2017 applications!

Artists-in-residence stay in a charming country farm house located by historic Prince Edward County, Ontario, surrounded by the beautiful landscape of rural Ontario. Each resident is given studio space and access to our printmaking equipment. Trained technicians work at the studio to assist residents.

This is an opportunity to focus on a new body of work, meet practicing artists. Spark Box Studio’s Artist Residency Program provides live/work space to accommodate both emerging and professional printmakers, photographers, painters, illustrators, and writers. Artists-in-residence have access to our professional studio and resources. The Residency Program affords artists with space and time to support the advancement of their careers and to strengthen their practice.

Interested artists may apply to live and work at Spark Box from one weekend to 2 months.

For additional information, please contact Chrissy Poitras, Executive Director at or 613.476.0337

Jeannie Thib Mentorship Residency

Jeannie Thib (1955-2013) was a talented artist and cherished member of the Open Studio community. This mentoring focused residency is a fitting way honour Jeannie Thib’s legacy. Jeannie was a great supporter of other artists, long established and emerging. This residency is open to a printmaker in the early stages of their career, who has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to their practice within the last one to five years.

Residency includes:

  • Rent free access to the studio facilities for a period of two consecutive months between September in the calendar year the residency is awarded and June of the following year.

  • Up to 16 hours of mentoring with an established print media artist to hone the recipient’s technical skills and provide career development support.

  • Materials up to $300, to be purchased through Open Studio.

Submissions must be received by Open Studio by 11:59 pm EST (GMT -5) on May 1.

VSVSVS Summer Residency Program

Open Call: Summer Residency Program 2015

We are quintuply pleased to re-announce the VSVSVS Summer Residency program for its fifth summer!
Our annual residency program will be held at the VSVSVS warehouse over the summer of 2015. We will work with the selected artist(s) to determine exact dates for the residency within the months of August and September. We are looking specifically for dedicated artists to produce some cool shit while making a valuable contribution to our collective environment. The residency is intended for experimentation, research, and production and favours an open-endedness in approach.

The residency is offered to any practicing artist(s) in any media from anywhere in Canada  outside of Toronto (groups or collectives are also considered). The length of the residency is negotiable ranging anywhere from one week to two months, depending on the wants and needs of the artist(s). The artist's stay will culminate in a show or event (or workshop, or screening, or performance, or whateva...) at the VSVSVS Gallery. The residency provides 24 hour access to the 14 ft. x 20 ft VSVSVS Gallery which will serve as studio space and the exhibition space, as well as access to the fully equipped woodshop and our developing 3d imaging and printing suite. It is mandatory that the artist utilize the space: you gotta be there or we will be sad and miss you.   Studio visits with other local artists, curators and VSVSVS members are strongly encouraged (we love an open dialogue). We are pleased to be able to offer exhibition and travel assistance as well as accommodations (if you can handle living with all of us) at the VSVSVS warehouse. Guess what else? We are paying artist fees and transportation.
VSVSVS will help with promotion and documentation of the residency program and the subsequent exhibition/event, etc. We are super excited to facilitate selected artist(s) with any pursuit/event coordination/writing/exploration.
Project proposals do not have to include a specific end-point. Actually, we think it's important that the experience of being here can help guide the work, so some open-ended-ness is encouraged.    
If you’re interested, send us some stuff!
For almost the exact same information on our website go HERE.
For past residents go HERE, HEREHEREHEREHEREand HERE.
MOST IMPORTANT: We are able to pay travel expenses and artist fees! There is also living accommodations provided.

Submission packages:
Suggested format for submission packages is one PDF* containing:
• A short introduction outlining the individual’s past artistic experience, a brief proposal for the residency, and any other relevant information. This part of the submission should be no more than 500 words..
• A curriculum vitae. No more than 3 pages
• Images of past work (JPG, 1024x768 pixels, 72 dpi)
• Videos can be provided as links
• OPTIONAL: A link to something awesome
• All files should be MAC and PC compatible.
*For those unfamiliar with PDFs, you can use Google Docs, Microsoft Word, or Open Office and export as a PDF.

DEADLINEMay 17/2015
We look forward to hearing from you.
We only accept submissions via email.
Please send submission packages to
VSVSVS would like to acknowledge the generous support of The City of Toronto through The Toronto Arts Council


Call for Applications: 2015 Editorial Residency

Editorial and web staff at work at the Canadian Art office. Photo Stefanie Fiore.
We are now accepting applications for the 2015 Canadian Art Foundation Editorial Residency. The residency is a national prize awarded annually to a current undergraduate, graduate or other post-secondary student with an interest in developing expertise in the realm of professional art-magazine publishing. Now in its 11th year, the prize awards an 11-week summer residency at Canadian Art, along with a $7,000 prize. The winner will hone writing and editing skills while learning production procedures for online and print media atCanadian Art. This introduction to art-magazine publishing and writing is intended to foster new editorial and critical talent, and to provide hands-on experience working in the field.
The 2014 residency was won by emerging curator, writer and art-history student Natasha Chaykowski, who said of her experience:
Being the editorial resident at Canadian Art provided me with an unparalleled and rare opportunity to learn about the production of print media. Having only previously worked with online publications, I found this to be an incredibly formative and instructive experience. In addition to learning about magazine production, I was also able to further develop my writing style and hone editing skills—both of which are essential for working in publishing specifically, but also in the arts more generally. The skills I gained this summer at Canadian Art have already been and will continue to be proven invaluable.
To apply, send a 500-word review of a contemporary-art exhibition, a list of titles of recent academic and/or professional writing on art, a cover letter and a one-page CV.
Send applications to by 5 p.m. EDT on Thursday, April 2, 2015.


Spark Box Studio’s Artist Residency Program provides live/work space to accommodate both emerging and professional printmakers, photographers, painters, illustrators and writers. Artists-in-residence have access to our professional studio and resources. The Residency Program affords artists the space and time to support the advancement of their careers and to strengthen their practice. Our program also offers a variety of career building opportunities for artists including our Emerging Artist Guide, opportunities for business workshops with local professionals and consultations with local artists and curators.
Artists-in-residence stay with us, Chrissy and Kyle, in a charming century home located just outside the town of Picton in Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada. Interested artists may apply to live and work at Spark Box for a duration of one weekend to 2 months.
Spark Box Studio can facilitate up to three residents at any one time. Residents receive a bedroom and a dedicated semi-private studio space.
Check out our ‘Things to know FAQ’ for additional information.
We love our residency program at Spark Box Studio. It has been an extremely rewarding experience to have artists stay with us from around the world. As the months go by the roster of alumni grows and we are very proud to have hosted so many great artists. Follow this link to a list of past residents.
We strive to offer affordable accommodations and studio spaces for resident artists.
Weekend – $120.00 + tax
One week – $330.00 + tax
Two week – $525.00 + tax
Three week – $630.00 + tax
One month – $780.00 + tax
Two months – $1,350.00 + tax
* All prices are listed in Canada dollars (CAD) 
** Ontario’s current tax percentage is 13%


Red Clay Farm, Economy, Nova Scotia
August 10th-17th , 2014
Deadline: April 20th 2014
 White Rabbit is a week-long artist residency in which emerging and established artists set up camp at beautiful Red Clay Studios to practice, create and collaborate. The residency culminates in a public festival for the performance and exhibition of individual and collaborative works that have emerged over the course of the week.
White Rabbit Open Air Arts Project is an immersive outdoor experience.  We encourage artists from a broad range of disciplines (textiles, dance, theatre, ceramics, paint, poetry, philosophy, words, audio, documentary, film, performance, music, you-name-it!) to push the boundaries of their practice, and work together to create the environment that is formed collaboratively and individually in response to the unique landscape.
Red Clay is an Eden and thus, is not equipped with many infrastructural amenities (although there there is good access to internet and to technical resources). Artists-in-residence traditionally pitch tents in the apple orchard next to the organic gardens, and bathe in the pond, solar showers or take a dip in the Bay of Fundy.  (other accommodations are available – we aim to be accessible!).
The cost for participants is $285 and covers 8 days including workshops and presentations by senior artists, field trips, use of site facilities, all meals, and accommodation (camping or lofts). White Rabbit seeks to achieve culinary excellence: food is locally-sourced and prepared by qualified chefs.

Interested artists should submit the following by April 20th, 2014:

1. A brief description (max 1 page) of your proposed project while at White Rabbit – please include ideas/concepts you will be exploring, materials and any tools that you will need. We encourage projects that are harmonious with the environment, therefore please specify and justify the proposed use of any unnatural materials.
2. A brief artist biography including your current place of residence, previous work and media (1 page max).
Submissions should be sent by email or post:
Postmarked before or on April 20th: PO Box 35, Bass River, NS. B0M 1S0




 The Banff Artist in Residence (BAIR) program in Visual Arts provides time and space for individuals and groups to create new works, research innovative ideas, and experiment with different techniques and modes of production. Participants are provided with an individual studio accessible 24-hours a day, as well as use of Visual Arts facilities including printmaking, papermaking, ceramics, sculpture, and photography. Access to these facilities is subject to additional fees. Residency length can vary within the prescribed program dates. All residencies must begin on a Monday and last for a minimum of 12 days. Applications for residencies outside of the program dates may be accepted at the discretion of the director of Visual Arts. Please note that on-campus accommodations and requests for specific room types are subject to availability.