Ends on October 8, 2018

Call for Proposals - Winter Island Artist  Residency 2019

About Winter Islands 2019


Call for Proposals - Winter Islands Artist Residency 2019

Deadline for Submissions: 12:00PM, EDT, October 8, 2018

About Winter Islands 2018

Artscape Gibraltar Point is seeking project proposals from artists working in all media  for the Winter Islands Artist-In-Residence program for 2019. 

Now in its fourth year, Winter Island is a unique, juried, artist-in-residence program aimed at emerging, established and, mid career artists, working in community engaged practice and hosted at Artscape Gibraltar Point, an artist residency located on the picturesque Toronto Islands.

The aim of the Winter Islands program is to recognize three – five artists annually who have demonstrated a strong and unique artistic voice while working in Canada’s visual arts community and provide them with a month of distraction-free studio time to create and/or develop a new and exciting community-engaged work, or body of work, that seeks to collaborate with  and/or activate the artist community at Artscape Gibraltar Point and the Toronto Islands. 

Selected artists will have the opportunity to present these works/projects to the public as a part of a Winter Islands Group Exhibition to take place at the conclusion of the residency series at Artscape Youngplace in late May/Early June 2019.

How to Apply

Please answer the following questions in the application form. Should you require assistance with the application process, do not hesitate to contact Andrew Lochhead, Assistant Manager, Residencies and Programs,  Artscape Gibraltar Point at alochhead@artscape.ca.  

All submissions are considered confidential.

Deadline for Submissions: 12:00 PM EDT, October 08, 2018


Located in the former Toronto Island Public and Natural Science School, Artscape Gibraltar Point offers 35,000 square feet of affordable retreat space, artist studios and accommodations for artists and creative thinkers. The tranquil, idyllic setting is world-renowned as a centre for members of the artistic and non-profit communities to think, experiment, collaborate and share ideas.

More than 700 artists  a year from across the globe  experiment and create art through self-directed artist retreats and thematic residencies hosted in our overnight accommodations. In addition to hosting a maximum of 20 visiting artists at any given time, fifteen long-term artist work studios provide space for a range of painters, sculptors, musicians, filmmakers  and a recording studio – all of whom contribute to the unique and collaborative atmosphere at Artscape Gibraltar Point.


Artscape is a not-for-profit urban development organization that makes space for creativity and transforms communities. Artscape is the operator of Artscape Gibraltar Point. Our work involves clustering creative people together in real estate projects that serve the needs of the arts and cultural community and advance multiple public policy objectives, private development interests, community and neighbourhood aspirations and philanthropic missions.

For more information visit http://artscape.ca