Artscape is a not-for-profit organization that
makes space for creativity and transforms communities.
Ideal for groups of writers, visual artists, musicians, dancers and more!
Ever dream of creating your own artist residency? Artscape Gibraltar Point has private accommodations for up to 18 people with shared studio spaces that are perfect for inspiring creativity and collaboration.
Open year-round, this peaceful artist retreat centre is located on the Toronto Islands, a natural haven that feels worlds away. Enjoy clean and cozy private accommodations, a variety of bright and spacious studio spaces, a shared kitchen and lounge, free Wi-Fi, bike rentals, beautiful green spaces and the Gibraltar Point Beach!
We are now booking group residencies for Fall/Winter 2012 and beyond. To learn more about group bookings, contact Lisa Cristinzo at 416-392-1030 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Last Chance! Group Residency Opportunities for Summer 2012
Summer is our busiest time of year at Artscape Gibraltar Point—the air is warm, the birds are chirping and everything seems a little more laid back. Here are a couple last-chance opportunities to bring a group of artists out to the Island before the sun sets on Summer 2012:
3-night stay: Tuesday, July 3 to Friday, July 6
Up to 9 guests
5-night stay: Friday, July 27 to Wednesday, August 1
Up to 6 guests
See what other groups are doing…
Group Residencies for Writers
Science Fiction Writers Group
Every summer for over ten years, the Science Fiction Writers Group have gathered at Artscape Gibraltar Point for their annual writing workshop. They spend their days writing in a private or bedroom studio and come together in the evening to critique each other’s work and enjoy some downtime in the communal kitchen lounge.
“Having a supportive space to create is something every artist craves. Gibraltar Point makes it happen. Whether it's talking shop in the common room, hunkering in a cozy space to hammer out text or walking the beautiful paths of the island to clear your head, it's just what you need.” – John McDaid, Author
Group Residencies for Visual Artists
Whippersnapper’s NEW TRADITIONS Residency Program + Festival
This June, Whippersnapper Gallery is hosting a one-month artist residency at Artscape Gibraltar Point for four emerging artists. The residency will give them a special opportunity to live on the island, undertake site-specific research and create new work to be presented at the NEW TRADITIONS: Toronto Island Music and Art Festival. The four artists were selected through a competitive Call for Submissions process and are provided with private bedrooms and two shared studio spaces. We can’t wait to see what new traditions will be created!
Thematic Group Residencies
Renouncing the Art Object, by Lucas Soi
This July, Vancouver-based curator Lucas Soi is facilitating a group residency for nine artists working in a variety of practices. The thematic residency will examine how the role of the artist can affect change in society. Artists will participate in a daily schedule of group readings, discussions and film screenings, and enjoy guest lectures by visiting curators and writers from the contemporary art world.
“Artscape's open and inclusive attitude has made it easy to facilitate educational programming in contemporary art. Their beautiful property on Toronto Island is a unique retreat from the city and the Lodge's comfortable accommodations and large studio spaces generate an ideal environment for group dialogue.” – Lucas Soi, Curator
Group Residencies for Students
OCAD U hosts Gibraltar Point: A Living Laboratory
Now in its second year, Gibraltar Point: A Living Laboratory is a summer credit course offered by OCAD U and led by interdisciplinary artist and teacher April Hickox. 14 students spend eight days at Artscape Gibraltar Point, working together to create site-specific artworks inspired by their surroundings. Private bedrooms are available, but some students choose to camp outside under the stars! The spirit of collaboration even extends to the kitchen; OCAD has rented a private kitchen and will work with a private chef to create a fun and collaborative meal plan.
For more information about group bookings, contact Lisa Cristinzo at 416-392-1030 or email@example.com