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 Wi-Fi, 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:
Thematic / 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.
Thematic/Programmed Residency Availabilities
8 DAYS III: CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS | DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2014
A GATHERING OF CHOREOGRAPHERS AT ARTSCAPE GIBRALTAR POINT
JUNE 16-24, 2014
8 DAYS is an intensive encounter open to all Canadian choreographers. The gathering values curiosity, creative risk-taking and reflection with a fluidity around theory and practice in order to deepen choreographic work.
Selected by open call, six Canadian choreographers working in Canada or abroad will be invited to join past participants of the two previous 8 DAYS encounters. The selection committee is comprised of three past participants and a guest. Up to 20 artists will embark on a co-authored adventure influenced by its surroundings, created by those present, and guided by their overlapping and divergent experience. Participants are asked to arrive with an openness about what this encounter might be, a willingness to expose and share, and a rigour around intellectual and artistic exchange.
For more information, read the entire Call for Submissions in PDF.
REVERSING THE CRISIS
Program Dates: February 3 - 17, 2014
Application Deadline: January 3, 2014
Price: $850 + HST
Contrary to popular regard, readership of popular forums for art criticism is spiking, and the forms that art criticism now takes are multiplying, indicating an exciting potential for both the discipline and its audience. Considering criticism's role in an age of increasingly dialectic and democratized publishing platforms, we will bring insight to a complicated moment in an all-important bastion of contemporary art and its public and critical reception. Reversing The Crisis will focus on the recent history of art criticism, its perceived crisis, and current position in a market-driven art world, while also serving as an art writing workshop, where style, structure, and voice are explored. Practical aspects of pursuing a career in art criticism, like pitching and publishing, will also be discussed to provide a trajectory forward in the field of art writing.
Sky GOODDEN (MFA, 2010, OCAD University) lives and works in Toronto, Ontario. Goodden is Executive Editor of BLOUIN ARTINFO Canada and a regular contributor to Modern Painters, Art+Auction and C Magazine. In 2010 she was the Editorial Resident at Canadian Art. Goodden is editing the upcoming book A Floating Practice: Artist Residencies in Contemporary Art.
Program Dates: March 10 - 24, 2014
Application Deadline: February 7, 2014
Price: $850 + HST
How do we reconcile the past with the present, the original and the copy? The remake, the replica, the re-imagined, and the repositioned offer what artist Sherrie Levine thought of as the "aura of originality. Are these [works] more original? I don't know. What I continue to be interested in is what it means to be original. It's not that I don't think there is such a thing as originality. I'm interested in sameness. What does it mean for two things to be identical, or not." Unfaithful Remake will mimic the broken telephone game as its structure, in which we explore messages that have passed through a group of people. It is assumed that errors accumulate in retellings, and during our residency we will explore contemporary notions of authorship, with a focus on context, pastiche, appropriation and more in an attempt to consider what originality means, and see if a statement announced by the last resident to hear it differs significantly from the one uttered by the first.
Tammi CAMPBELL (BFA, 1999, University of Saskatchewan) lives and works in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Recent group exhibitions include The Painting Project (Galerie de L'UQAM, Montreal), The Thick Of It (Mercer Union, Toronto), They Made A Day Be A Day Here (Art Gallery of Grande Prairie, Alberta) and Time Has Stopped (Galerie Hugues Charbonneau, Montreal). Campbell is the founder of Make Work Projects, which has produced contemporary art projects in Saskatoon since 2011.
THE UNOPENED CLAM
Program Dates: April 11 - 25, 2014
Application Deadline: March 7, 2014
Price: $850 + HST
When we make things that are not intentionally ugly, and yet do not subscribe to the standard ideals of beauty, we enter the zone of confrontational aesthetics. By experimenting in this territory, we ask ourselves "What happens if I decide to go down this questionable road, what unexpected results will I discover?" By simply choosing to go in a new direction, we get to experience the excitement of committing to a new direction. The results of these exercises can result in objects and gestures that are not fully digestible to our audience, since the content is not immediately recognizable even to ourselves. This area of confrontation challenges the idea that art is a safe place, and more accurately reflects the uncertain world we live in. By reevaluating how we are individually and collectively programmed to believe our own taste we will participate in a multifaceted accumulation of tests, turning things over and flipping things sideways, in an attempt to erase our taste. Believing in this process, that starting anywhere will get you somewhere, will build until we do not become distracted by meaning, only to understand that the meaning is fully inherent in our doing and invention.
Jay ISAAC (BFA, 1997, Emily Carr University of Art + Design) lives and works in Toronto, Ontario. Recent exhibitions include an upcoming solo exhibition at Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver and Second Eye (Monte Clark Gallery, Toronto); and group exhibitions Hunter and Cook Presents (Night Gallery, Los Angeles) and Triumphant Carrot: The Persistence of Still-Life (Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver). Isaac (with Tony Romano) was the publisher and editor of Hunter and Cook Magazine from 2008 - 2011.