Call for Applications: Cedar Ridge Creative Centre Summer Residency Program 2024

Cedar Ridge Creative Centre Main House

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Cedar Ridge Creative Centre Summer Residency Program

July 2 – August 30, 2024

The Cedar Ridge Summer Residency welcomes one visual artist from July 2 to August 30, 2024, culminating in a September exhibit of the resident’s work in the Cedar Ridge Gallery. The residency offers a working environment that supports the artistic process for emerging and mid-career artists.

The 2024 Residency site is The Gardener’s Cottage, nestled in the Cedar Ridge park and gardens, overlooking a ravine with the Highland Creek below. The cottage is adjacent to the Cedar Ridge Main House, which holds galleries and instructional art studios.

The Gardener’s Cottage at Cedar Ridge Creative Centre, site of the 2024 Summer Residency


  • Applicants must be current residents of the City of Toronto and must not be enrolled in any arts degree or diploma program
  • All works must conform to the City of Toronto Human Rights and Anti-Harassment/Discrimination Policy and be suitable for a general audience. Cedar Ridge Creative Centre & Gallery reserves the right of final decision on the suitability of the content. For more information, please visit the City of Toronto display guidelines
  • Cedar Ridge Creative Centre is dedicated to engaging and supporting artists and encourages applications from members of equity-deserving communities, including racialized persons: Indigenous, Black, People(s) of Colour (IBPOC), persons of disabilities, 2SLGBTQIS+ and more
  • Current City of Toronto employees are ineligible to apply to the program

The residency offers a working environment that supports the artistic process. The artist will receive a residency package valued at $6000, which includes:

  • The use of the Gardener’s Cottage studio during the Centre’s regular operating hours
  • Exhibition space at the Cedar Ridge Gallery for two weeks from September 11 to September 25, 2024
  • Promotion of final exhibition through established City of Toronto channels
  • Five hundred dollars in art supplies
  • Cedar Ridge Creative Centre’s support connecting the recipient to the community, art networks and/or to pursue outside grants for the term of their residency

Janet Hinkle 2023 Residency exhibition at Cedar Ridge Gallery

Artist Responsibilities:

  • The Successful Artist is responsible for any and all costs that are in excess of five hundred dollars for Art Supplies; all other costs associated with the residency remain the Artist’s responsibility
  • Recipient must work in the studio a minimum of 15 hours per week, during operating hours
  • Recipient will be required to give an artist talk and offer one community workshop at Cedar Ridge
  • Recipient must actively participate in the promotion of the program, the site and the opening reception through their own networks and effort
  • Recipient is responsible for installation of the Residency exhibition in the gallery

Application Process:

  • Completed application form
  • No fee is required for submitting an application
  • Applications received after the submission deadline will not be considered

The deadline to apply is Friday, April 26, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

For this Cedar Ridge Creative Centre Summer Residency Application, if you would like accessibility supports, accommodation and/or a different format, please contact the Cedar Ridge office at 416-396-4026 or (please use your business email address for any communication with us).

For more information, please visit our website or contact:

Cedar Ridge Creative Centre
225 Confederation Drive
Toronto, Ontario, M1G 1B2
Phone: 416-396-4026

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