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.

Artists can apply to do a self-directed residency at any time, and can apply to take part in a thematic/programmed residency when opportunities are available (see below).

When you're ready to apply, proceed to our page Residencies: Book Your Stay.

Upcoming Programmed Residencies

December 1 – 15, 2014
Deadline: until filled ~ 2 spots still available

Cost: $900 (includes taxes)
Includes: 2-week private accommodation, large shared studio, and workshop facilitation
Facilitator: Ramón Serrano

#Tags and Conversations is a two-week residency that explores the relationship between our individual personal histories and collective social stories, through the lens of contemporary social media. Resident artists will search social media content for inspirational and thematic ideas for the creation of unique artworks during the residency. Anthropological-type approaches to exploring our personal daily existences in context of society’s unfolding events and memes will be applied. Resident artists will be guided in the development of a critical methodology for artworks created during the residency. Medium, genre, scale, historical context, iconographic meanings rooted in tradition and culture, context of where an artwork is created, and exhibition presentation and textual support materials, will all be taken into consideration. Programming includes audio-video screenings, seminars, individual and group critiques, an artist talk at Corkin Gallery by one of their artists, and a final open studio whereby participating artists open their doors to the public.

Working in mediums including painting, photography, drawing, and installation, Ramón Serrano probes ideas around memory, history, politics, architecture, and Cuban identity. Since immigrating to Toronto in 2008, his work has circled around issues of departure, memory and displacement. During his first years in Canada, Serrano explored the isolation of Cubans unable to leave: the tension between captivity and escape. He now explores a different isolation: that of his estrangement from his native country.

#Tags and Conversations art residency is limited to 15 residents. The cost for the two weeks including taxes is $900. The fee includes private sleeping quarters, large shared studio and workshop facilitation. Arrivals are on the 1st after 1pm and before 3pm, and departure on the 15th before 11am. For more information contact Ramón Serrano at, and copy in Teresa Ascencao at

To apply, fill out the online form here:

*Please provide a link to your artworks online if you don’t have a website.

Public Recordings: 8 DAYS IV - A Gathering of Choreographers
June 14 – 23, 2015
Deadline: December 1, 2014

8 DAYS is an intensive encounter open to Canadian contemporary choreographers. The gathering values curiosity, questioning and reflection on how we work in order to deepen choreographic practices.
The ongoing 8 DAYS project addresses a need for peer-to-peer choreographic development in Canada, insisting that this mode is crucial to the continued relevance of the art form. Originally instigated in 2012 by Ame Henderson and Tedd Robinson, 8 DAYS IV stems from the desire to continue this artistic exchange. How dance artists work is intimately related to what they create. Theory and practice, talking and making, doing and reflecting, and the systems we do and don’t rely on are understood as interwoven threads of creative development. 8 DAYS is an opportunity to share artistic practices and concerns and to challenge, invigorate and inspire each other. This is an occasion to contextualize oneself within a larger frame. 8 DAYS escapes the pressures of production-driven work. It creates space to reflect on one’s current practice and through rigorous dialogue and experimentation encourages new artistic possibilities.
Six Canadian choreographers working in Canada or abroad will be invited to join 20 past participants of the three previous 8 DAYS encounters. A cohort of 26 artists will embark on a co-authored adventure influenced by its surroundings, created by those present, and guided by their overlapping and divergent experience. For more information, please view the Call for Participants (PDF).



Artscape Gibraltar Point
443 Lakeshore Ave., Toronto Island Toronto, ON
43° 36' 46.44" N, 79° 23' 2.436" W