Artscape Gibraltar Point’s Winter Island Artist Residency 2020: Call for Proposals


Artscape Gibraltar Point is now accepting project proposals for the fifth annual Winter Island Artist Residency, happening between January and April of 2020.

The Winter Island Artist Residency at Artscape Gibraltar Point on the Toronto Islands is a unique, juried artist-in-residence program aimed at emerging, mid-career and established artists who are working in community engaged practice.

Four Canadian artists, each with a strong and unique voice, will be selected to participate in this month-long residency at Artscape Gibraltar Point, a short ferry ride from Toronto’s downtown core. The four selected artists will have access to a studio to create or develop a new and exciting work (or body of work) that seeks to activate the artistic community on the Toronto Islands and the broader Toronto community.

At the end of the Winter Island Artist Residency, participants will also have the opportunity to present their projects at a public exhibition at Artscape Youngplace in the summer of 2020.

Key Dates

  • November 19, 2019 – Winter Island Artists-In-Residence announced. (All applicants will be notified prior to this date)
  • January 6, 2020 – First Winter Island Artist Residency begins
  • February 3, 2020 – Second Winter Island Artist Residency begins
  • March 2, 2020 – Third Winter Island Artist Residency begins
  • April 6, 2020 – Final Winter Island Artist Residency begins

About Artscape Gibraltar Point

Artscape Gibraltar Point, located on the southwestern-most tip of Toronto’s Ward Island, is a unique community cultural hub, operated by Artscape, that has become well-known for its artist residencies. Since opening in 1999, Artscape Gibraltar Point’s secluded retreat centre, artists’ lodge and long-term artist work studios–surrounded by 46 acres of parkland and its own beachfront–have provided thousands of local and international artists-in-residence with an idyllic place to focus on their practice. For more information about artists residencies, including self-directed residencies, please visit the Artscape Gibraltar Point website.


How to apply

Please complete the application form. Deadline for proposals is October 14, 2019 at noon EST.

More information

Please contact Andrew Lochhead, Residency & Programming Coordinator, Artscape Gibraltar Point at