Ends on October 11, 2017

Call for Proposals - Winter Island Artist Project Residency 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 2018.

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

The aim of the Winter Island program is to recognize four 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 work, or body of work that seeks to engage 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 Island Group Exhibition to take place at the conclusion of the residency series at Artscape Youngplace Hallway Galleries, Vitrines and, select Flex studios, in late May/Early June 2018.

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, Residency & Programming Coordinator,  Artscape Gibraltar Point at alochhead@artscape.ca

All submissions are considered confidential.

Deadline for Submissions: 12:00 PM EST, October 10, 2017


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

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