Call for Applications: 2024 Craft & Design Studio Artist-in-Residence at Harbourfront Centre

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Develop your Craft & Design Career as an Artist-in-Residence!

Deadline: March 8, 2024
Harbourfront Centre, Toronto

Craft & Design at Harbourfront Centre is a special program unique to the arts community in Canada that assists recent graduates and emerging artists with equivalent experience in establishing their professional artistic careers. Artists-in-Residence can enjoy access to affordable studio space, receive mentorship, participate in exhibitions and be part of a supportive community. We are committed to helping you meet your career goals and thrive as a working artist in Canada.

Residencies are one year long and may be renewable for up to three years, with five available disciplines to choose from: Ceramics, Glass, Metal/Jewellery, Design and Textiles.

We are now accepting applications for our summer and full-time programs.

Terms of Residency
Annual: One-year contract for recent graduates, renewable up to three years.
Summer: Three-month scholarship contract for full-time, returning students.

Application deadline: Friday, March 8, 2024.

Visit our website to learn more and apply.

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The Craft & Design Studio is a unique Canadian career-oriented program and facility. It is an artist-in-residency incubator and training centre with a self-directed and transformative learning ethos.

Our program is open to post-graduates and those with equivalent training demonstrating a thorough understanding, conceptually and technically, in one of five areas: Textiles, Glass, Ceramics, Design or Jewellery.

Harbourfront Centre’s Craft & Design program is the only one available in Canada that offers an emerging artist residency in contemporary craft and design, with a strong focus on professional development.

We make long-term commitments to artists by offering resources and opportunities (mentorship, discourse, exhibitions and symposia) and play a significant role in developing and promoting craft and design as a creative discipline.

We are the only residency of its kind in Canada to receive the generous support of Canadian Heritage through the Canada Arts Training Fund.

Photo: Brian Medina

Harbourfront Centre is a leading international centre for contemporary arts, culture and ideas, and a registered, charitable not-for-profit cultural organization operating 10-acres on Toronto’s central waterfront. Harbourfront Centre provides year-round programming 52 weeks a year, seven days a week, supporting a wide range of artists and communities. We inspire audiences and visitors with a breadth of bold, ambitious and engaging experiences. We champion contemporary Canadian artists throughout their careers, presenting them alongside international artists and fostering national and international artistic exchange between disciplines and cultures.

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Harbourfront Centre is a fully accessible facility, but some Craft & Design Studios are only partially accessible. For more information, visit