Artscape is a not-for-profit organization that
makes space for creativity and transforms communities.
Artscape Gibraltar Point offers affordable short-term studio and accommodations rentals for artists and creative types who want to focus on their work in a distraction-free environment. Artists enjoy clean and cozy private accommodations, bright and spacious studios, a shared kitchen and lounge, free WiFi, bike rentals, beautiful outdoor spaces and spectacular views of the lake from the Gibraltar Point Beach. It’s just a short ferry ride away from Toronto’s city centre.
The residency program at Artscape Gibraltar Point is ideal for artists who are conducting research, working to meet a deadline, collaborating with others or who require temporary workspace.
We offer two types of residencies: self-directed and programmed.
Self-directed residencies are perfect for artists seeking time and space to independently pursue their creative projects. Artists can apply to do a self-directed residency at any time.
Programmed Residencies allow artists to work independently with the mentorship of a visiting professional artist working in international contemporary art. Various models are explored including studio work, lectures, group discussion, collaboration and outdoor retreats, permitting residents to find common ground between practices and establish new connections. Artists can apply to take part in a thematic/programmed residency when opportunities are available (see below).
Facilitators: Claire M. Tallarico, Pat Jeffries, Louisa Milan
Program Dates: August 7 to 17, 2015
Application Deadline: May 15, 2015
Cost including HST: $950 for a private bedroom, or $800 for shared bedroom (package includes accommodation, shared meals, large shared studio, workshop facilitation, and an exhibition)
Alchemy will be curated and facilitated by three strong advocates for the Gardens at AGP and its integration into artistic life and practice at Gibraltar Point. Claire M. Tallarico is a trained chef, urban gardener and emerging visual artist passionate about exploring the intersection between creative practice and food. AGP Head Gardener Pat Jeffries is a visual artist and farmer interested in food and art on a variety of levels, ranging from the pleasures and gift of food and how current political, economic and climatic events threaten our food security. Luisa Milan is a textile artist, chef and shape maker of many creative mediums.
Alchemy is limited to 10 residents. Skills guidance is available in culinary arts, painting, music making, activist art. Prices include sleeping quarters, large shared studio spaces, facilitation and exhibition. Arrivals are on Friday August 7 from 1pm to 3pm, and departures on Monday August 17th before 11am. For more information please contact Claire M. Tallarico at email@example.com or Teresa Ascencao at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply, fill out the online form: artscape.wufoo.eu/forms/online-application-for-artscape-gibraltar-point (Please provide a website or link to your greening, culinary or artworks online).