LGBTQ2+ Residency: Call For Submissions

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The Intergenerational LGBT Artist Residency will take place August 12 to August 26, at an artist retreat centre on Toronto Island (Artscape Gibraltar Point). The application deadline is May 1, and results will be announced in early June. 


The aim of this residency is to help create a vision and experience of LGBTQ2+ longevity through shared practice, art career management training, and community building via LGBTQ2+ art and political histories. We believe that while an artist is still alive, it is imperative to create opportunities to connect new dots, cross-pollinate, have intergenerational conversations, be students together, debate. This is a reciprocity and investment, simultaneously. The residency provides room, board and studio space to an intergenerational juried cohort of LGBTQ2+ artists, and facilitates studio visits with leading contemporary artists and curators. Whether you are ’emerging,’ ‘established,’ or an inbetweenster, please consider applying! Please pass along this information to LGBTQ2+ artists of any age, whether established or emerging, residing in the diverse and contested territory commonly referred to as Canada, whom you think might be exceptional candidates and who would benefit greatly from this programme.


The Intergenerational LGBT Artist Residency is made possible in 2019 by Ontario Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, and private donations.
LGBT Residency
NEWS: Announcing 2019 confirmed guests, plus Archives! Tax Number!
  • Confirmed guests for the 2019 Intergenerational LGBT Artist Residency include Kathleen Pirrie Adams (curator; Chair RTA School of Media, Ryerson University), Sean Lee (Curator, Tangled), Sophie Hackett (Curator Photography, Art Gallery of Ontario), and Hrag Vartanian (editor in chief, co-founder, Hyperallergic), while others are still to be confirmed!
  • The Intergenerational LGBT Artist Residency is honoured to continue an ongoing partnership with the ArQuives (formerly the Canadian Lesbian & Gay Archives – CLGA) through which the ArQuives will accept tax receiptable donations on our behalf! Please specify your donations for ‘The Intergenerational LGBT Artist Residency’ at this link:
  • In addition, we have created The Intergenerational LGBT Artist Residency fonds at the ArQuives, meaning our complete archive will henceforth be housed and maintained by the ArQuives, the largest independent LGBTQ archive in the world. Thank you to the ArQuives for elevating our ongoing endeavour to support the practices and study of LGBTQ2+ artists!
By exploring Canadian LGBTQ2+  art history, political histories and artistic practice, while supporting artists and art production, we aim to foster communication across generational lines. With this community building initiative, artists highlight the trajectory and longevity of LGBTQ2+, both historically and reaching into the future.

Thank you for your continued solidarity and belief in this project! Please encourage your friends, peers, community members, and colleagues in the Visual Arts to apply!

We look forward to seeing you on the island!


Find us:

Instagram: @ILGBTResidency
Media contact: [email protected]

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