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Emerging Artist Residency Program: Call for Submissions

The Emerging Artist Residency (EAR) is a paid opportunity for early career artists in Windsor-Essex, aged 35 and under or artists in the first 10 years of their career, who want to learn, grow, develop, and show their art while engaging with the public.

Three selected Emerging Artists will have the opportunity to focus on making their art and share their skills and experiences with the public. The artists in residence will gain new skills, all while connecting with their community in a series of programs or activations.

About the Art Gallery of Windsor: The AGW harnesses the power of art to open minds and hearts to new ideas, perspectives, and ways of thinking that inspire people to grow emotionally and intellectually. Learn more here. 

Each artist will: 

  • Complete a 3-month residency at the Art Gallery of Windsor over the course of 2022.
  • Have an office on-site in addition to access to the education studio during regular gallery hours.  
  • Interact with the public in the AGW's studio for 15-20 hours per week. 
  • Host three educational activities, workshops, or activations for the community. One activity will be presented at the Downtown Farmers Market. 
  • Provide art-making and educational digital/video content. 
  • Create at least one work of art to be displayed in a small group exhibit at the Art Gallery of Windsor.
  • Participate in an off-site window solo exhibition at the Dry Goods Gallery, at 1012 Drouillard Road, in Ford City. 

Each artist will receive an honorarium of $4,000. The honorarium covers: 

  • The production of new work (materials) during the artist’s residency. 

  • Artist fees to present 3 programs (workshop, community engagement, artist talk, etc.) and to work on-site.

  • It is recommended participants apply for the Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Program. For application information and guidelines for this program, please visit the OAC Exhibition Assistance

  • The AGW will cover installation, administrative, and other internal costs involved with the residency (installation, studio visits, mentorship, promotional costs, etc.).

FAQs

  • Who: Open to all emerging, visual artists of any artistic discipline, ages 18-35 or an artist who is in their first 10 years of their artistic career, from Windsor-Essex and region. 
  • What: Emerging Artist Residency is a paid opportunity for early career visual artists in Windsor-Essex who want to learn, grow, develop, and show their art while engaging with the public.
  • When: Submissions are open from December 10th, 2021 to January 31st, 2022.
  • Where: Art Gallery of Windsor, Education Studio; Dry Goods Gallery, 1012 Drouillard, Ford City
  • Questions? Please contact Sophie Hinch, Education and Public Programs Coordinator at shinch@agw.ca

Each applicant must submit: 

*Applications can be submitted by Google Form or by email at shinch@agw.ca before January 31st, 2022. 

Applicant Information: 

  • Full Name
  • Phone Number
  • Email
  • Home Address (unit number if applicable, house number, street name, city, province, postal code)
  • Short artist bio (150 words, written at a grade 8 reading level)
  • A good headshot or portrait  
  • Artist statement (250 words max., written at a grade 8 reading level) 
  • Links to artist website or social media (optional)
  • 5 images of previous works or projects in JPEG or PDF format. *Please clearly identify each image: Name of file: “ArtistName.Title.Year”

Proposal: 

  • Intention for use of the studio: how will the studio space be used? (250 words max. each, written at a grade 8 reading level)

  • Intention for off-site exhibition at the DRY GOODS GALLERY at 1012 Drouillard Rd. in Ford City (150 words max. each, written at a grade 8 reading level)

  • Intention for community engagement programming: workshop, booth at Farmers Market, art walk, community project, activation, etc. (150 words max. each, written at a grade 8 reading level)

  • Intention for art-making video content (150 words max. each, written at a grade 8 reading level)

  • Will you require any accommodations to apply or complete your residency? 

    • Present your application verbally
    • ASL Translation or translation services. Please specify. (This will not affect your submission)
    • Special or modified equipment or services. Please specify. (This will not affect your submission)
  • Is there a local/regional organization or individual that you would like to connect with to support your project/practice? 
    • No
    • Yes (Please specify) 

Timeline - Residencies and Exhibitions: 

  • March, April, May 2022 (Dry Goods Gallery exhibition May-July 2022) 
  • June, July, August 2022 (Dry Goods Gallery exhibition August-October 2022)
  • September, October, November 2022 (Dry Goods Gallery exhibition November 2022-January2023)

 

This program is generously sponsored by the Windsor Essex Community Foundation. 

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