Artist Residency  Artscape Gibraltar Point Toronto, Canada, Toronto Islands.

SESSION DATES: July 20 to August 4July 20 to August 4

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 2nd, 2019

To see last year’s schedule click here for last years artists click here.

The FAC residency will gather artists together who focus on social justice issues such as rape culture, transphobia, racism, ableism, ageism, media representation, cultural appropriation, environmental degradation and impact on Indigenous lands, gender-based violence, and Islamophobic policies. We aim to create a space that is positive, celebratory, intellectually engaging and provocative. We are committed to this space being trans-inclusive, anti-racist, and intersectional. The residency will include individual studio time accented with group discussions, communal dinners, film, guest speakers, group and individual critiques and trips into Toronto for gallery tours and relevant events. The resulting residency work will be presented in a community exhibition at the end of the two weeks.

SUBMISSION DETAILS: The FAC art residency invites multidisciplinary artists from various practices such as literature, dance, video art, visual arts, theatre, design, makers, music, comic arts. We strongly encourage artists who experience multiple forms of oppression to apply: artists with disabilities, Black, Indigenous, people of colour, two-spirit folks, queer, trans and non-binary / gender-nonconforming people. The fee for the residency includes your sleeping quarters, a large shared studio space, programmed facilitation with guest speakers and critiques, group activities, excursions, and a final exhibition with a reception

SPECIAL NOTE: FAC is a volunteer-run organization and as such does not have scholarships or subsidies to offer for the residency. The residency fees will be used to pay visiting artists, workshop leaders, and facilitators. However, many of our past residency artists have been successful in attaining grants and funding from institutions in their countries. Extensive letters of support can be provided by FAC for these purposes.

Once the call is open, submissions will be accepted until the set deadline. Email PDF submissions to torontofac@gmail.com 

  1. 250-500 bio and bio photo for the FAC website. In your bio include a statement on how you politically self-identify. 

  2. Website link (if available) or 5 JPEGS / video links / or PDF of current written work. 

  3. Letter of intent (250-500 words) for your work plans at the residency. 

  4. In your letter of intent indicate if you are applying for a private or shared space.

  5. If you have an accessibility item to share, please indicate this in your letter of intent.

Facilitator

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Jennifer McKinley is a writer and theatre artist from Toronto (Tkaranto). She’s been a member of the Feminist Art Collective since its inception and has worked doggedly as a coordinator for FAC events and exhibitions. She is particularly proud of her work as the project manager for the digitization of the Women’s Kit, a feminist educational resource published by the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) in the 1970s. 

She was one of the co-artistic directors of Alumnae Theatre’s New Ideas Festival (2014-2017) and she produced Jacqueries, Part One (Jacob Niedzwiecki/SummerWorks), which received the Buddies in Bad Times Vanguard Award for Risk and Innovation. In 2017, Jennifer debuted her full-length, solo dark comedy, Operation SUNshine, at the Toronto Fringe Festival, and remounted it at the Storefront Theatre’s Feminist Fuck It Festival. 

She is an intersectional feminist and fourth generation settler on Turtle Island of mixed European and African American ancestry. She centres herself as subject for most of her writing and uses dark humour to explore themes of history, memory, grief, horror, injustice, intergenerational trauma, and the uncanny.

Jennifer is a graduate of University of Toronto (Hon. BA, History and English), Humber College (Certificate, Comedy: Writing and Performance), and the Second City Training Centre (Improvisation Conservatory). She has studied clown and physical theatre, and she’s currently working on her final assignment for the Creative Writing program at UofT’s  School of Continuing Studies.