Call for Applications: 2023 Doris McCarthy Artist-in-Residence Program

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The Ontario Heritage Trust is calling for applications to the 2023 Doris McCarthy Artist-in-Residence program. The application deadline is September 30, 2022.

About the program:
Located at her former home on the Scarborough Bluffs in Toronto, the Doris McCarthy Artist-in-Residence program provides studio space and accommodation to artists in a serene and picturesque setting where they can focus on producing art. This residency program is open to professional artists across Canada who are practising a wide array of disciplines. Residencies are available throughout 2023, with terms ranging from one to three months.

The Doris McCarthy Artist-in-Residence program is coordinated by the Ontario Heritage Trust. In accordance with Doris McCarthy’s wishes, the Trust established this artist-in-residence program to embrace the multi-disciplinary nature of the arts, demonstrate the positive and restorative influence of landscape and the environment, and foster excellence among contemporary Canadian artists, musicians and writers. As part of the residency, artists are required to provide a mentorship opportunity to support the development of an emerging artist or artists.

This program is supported generously by the RBC Emerging Artists.

How to apply:
Applications must be completed through the Ontario Heritage Trust’s online form.

Applications should explain why the artist wishes to participate in the program and describe the project to be undertaken during the proposed residency. The proposal must provide a plan for how the applicant will use their time. Applicants should also identify and demonstrate the availability of resources and the capacity needed to undertake the proposed project effectively during the residency.

Applications consist of the following components:

  • Application form (including biography, project description, mentorship proposal and references)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Portfolio

Find more information about the application requirements.

Application deadline: September 30, 2022

Contact Erin Mander at 437-246-7652 or email for more information.

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