After an incredible first year, we are re-launching our

Artist-in-Residence program.


The first program of its kind in Canada to provide access to shared studio space, exclusive and customized professional development opportunities that support artistic growth - all with the goal of building the creative capacity of Afro-diasporic artists.


Accessibility & Inclusion:

Address the lack of safe and inclusive spaces for Black artists. 

Professional Development:

Create spaces to support emerging artists to hone their talents.

Community Building:

Create opportunities for the community to experience artistic works rooted in Afro-diasporic traditions.



Residents will have access to:

  • Shared studio space for 4 months

  • Curatorial Guidance

  • Opportunity to present your work & receive feedback

  • Conversations with artists and leaders in Toronto’s arts & cultural community

  • Professional Development workshops

  • An artist fee + materials budget


The program will culminate with an exhibition of works produced by the residents in February 2020; dates to be confirmed.


The Artist-in-Residence program is open to all, however, preference will be given to artists from the African Diaspora. 

Deadline to apply: Sunday, September 22, 2019, 11:59pm.


For questions about the Artist-in-Residence program, please email

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