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Town of Richmond Hill Artist in Residence Program
2017 CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – NOW OPEN

Deadline: Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

Richmond Hill is seeking submissions from artists of all disciplines wishing to be considered for the pilot Artist in Residence program. Please note that this is not a live-in residency.

View the complete Program Guidelines and Application Form at RichmondHill.ca/ArtistResidence

Purpose
The Artist in Residence program will provide one professional artist or one collective of artists with the opportunity to develop a new piece of work, with the stated purpose of animating outdoor public spaces. The goal of the art work is also to engage the community through the creation of a temporary installation(s) or creative experience.

Program Goals
The overarching goals of the Artist in Residence program are to:

  • Animate outdoor public space(s);
  • Foster accessible, inviting and fun community engagement in arts;
  • Support the creation of vibrant places and spaces in Richmond Hill;
  • Create opportunities for intercultural exchange;
  • Provide an opportunity for an artist(s) to build their portfolio and body of work; and
  • Offer opportunities for residents and visitors to experience art in non-traditional spaces and in non-traditional forms.

Community Engagement Sites
Richmond Hill has identified multiple community engagement sites across the town. These sites have been identified as those that have higher pedestrian traffic. The artist will be required to base the work in one or more of the below listed sites.

Eligibility
The Artist in Residence program is open to emerging, mid-career and established professional artists working in the following disciplines: Visual and Media Arts (including Film/Video), Dance, Music, Multidisciplinary, Theatre and Literary Arts.

The artist must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada, aged 18 years or older.

Full-time Town of Richmond Hill employees are not eligible to participate.

Budget
The total budget for the Richmond Hill Artist in Residence Program is a maximum $7,000 and is inclusive of all components of the project including, but not limited to, the artist’s fee, materials, travel, meals and accommodation while onsite (if required).

Timeline
Deadline: May 4, 2017 at 4 p.m.
Application review and selection: May 5 – 30, 2017
Residence Period: The residency period will occur between late-June to October 2017 with the active community engagement component taking place over a four to six week time period. The exact beginning and end dates of the residency period should be identified by the artist in their submission and will be confirmed following acceptance of the submission.

View the complete Program Guidelines and Application Form at RichmondHill.ca/ArtistResidence

Contact Information
Gillian Hards, Cultural Services Coordinator
11099 Bathurst St
Richmond Hill, ON
L4C0N2
gillian.hards@richmondhill.ca
T: (905) 508-7012 x228