FEMINIST ART RESIDENCY 2019 CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – DUE NOVEMBER 14th
Arrivals are on May 13th, after 1pm and before 3pm, with departure on May 27th before 11am.
Taking place at Artist Residency Artscape Gibraltar Point Toronto, Canada, Toronto Islands.
To see last year’s schedule click here
To see last year’s artists click here
The FAC residency will gather artists together who focus on social justice issues such as rape culture, transphobia, racism, ableism, ageism, media representation, cultural appropriation, environmental degradation and impact on Indigenous lands, gender-based violence, and Islamophobic policies. We aim to create a space that is positive, celebratory, intellectually engaging and provocative. We are committed to this space being trans inclusive, anti-racist, and intersectional.The residency will include individual studio time accented with group discussions, communal dinners, film, guest speakers, group and individual critiques and trips into Toronto for gallery tours and relevant events. The resulting residency work will be presented in a community exhibition at the end of the residency.
SUBMISSION DETAILS The FAC art residency invites multidisciplinary artists from various practices such as literature, dance, video art, visual arts, theatre, design, makers, music, comic arts. We strongly encourage artists with who experience multiple forms of oppression to apply; artists with disabilities, Black, Indigenous, people of colour, two spirit folks, queer, trans and non-binary / gender-nonconforming people.
The cost for the 14 days is $1330 + HST for private accommodation or $1120+ HST for shared. The fee includes your sleeping quarters, a large shared studio space, programmed facilitation with guest speakers and critiques, group activities, excursions, and a final exhibition with a reception.
If chosen, a 50% deposit will be due on January 16th and the final payment will be due on April 8th.
SPECIAL NOTE: FAC is a volunteer-run organization and as such does not have scholarships or subsidies to offer for the residency. The residency fees will be used to pay visiting artists, workshop leaders, and facilitators. However, many of our past residency artists have been successful in attaining grants and funding from institutions in their countries. Extensive letters of support can be provided by FAC for these purposes.
Submissions are accepted until the November 14th deadline. Email PDF submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
1) 250-500 bio and bio photo for the FAC website. In your bio include a statement on how you politically self-identify.
2) Website link (if available) or 5 JPEGS / Video links / or PDF of current written work.
3) Letter of intent (250-500 words) for your work plans at the residency.
4) On your letter of intent indicate if you are applying for a private or shared space.
5) If you have an accessibility items to share please indicate this in your letter of intent.
FACILITATOR: Jennifer McKinley is a cis theatre artist of mixed European and African diasporic ancestry who also dabbles in multimedia visual art. Through humour, Jennifer explores personal and collective histories, the uncanny, media representation, and gender-based violence. She is passionate about the intersections of feminisms, which inform her political activism and her pursuit of community scholarship. Jennifer is a graduate of University of Toronto, where she majored in History and English She is also a graduate of Humber College’s Comedy: Writing and Performance Certificate Program. Jennifer completed the Second City Training Centre’s Improvisation Conservatory as well as Sue Morrison’s Clown Through Mask workshop. She was one of the artistic directors of Alumnae Theatre’s New Ideas Festival and has been a lead coordinator with the Feminist Art Collective since its inception. Jennifer wrote, produced and performed her full-length solo show, Operation SUNshine, to rave reviews at the Toronto Fringe Festival and The Storefront Theatre’s Feminist F*ck It Festival.
Testimonials from 2018 residency artists
“The FAC residency offers a refreshing, immersive feminist experience. The seclusion and charm of the island, paired with intimate interactions with an international group of feminist artists allows for an unmatched learning and making environment. Lasting connections are made through the freedom and camaraderie of the residency. These connections will spill over into your daily art practice and life regardless of your home location.”
“Set against the spiritually arresting backdrop of Toronto Island, FAC Toronto does an amazing job of curating an international cohort of contemporary women artists, who by attending my first residency in 2018, I’m honored to call not just my sisters and friends, but lifelong creative colleagues. The FAC Toronto residency is an experience I recommend for female identifying artists of all calibers looking to push their creative potential to the next level.”
“I have participated in the FAC residency TWICE and attended the conference. The reason I continue to come back is because of the community of artists I have met during the time I have spent interacting with FAC over the years. The first residency I attended was in 2015 and I made connections with people I still consider very dear to me, now, years later. I found FAC residency as a great place to create work when I needed to be around like minded people and have the supportive atmosphere that I missed after graduating from art school.”