Call for Applications: City of Guelph 2023 Artist-in-Residence Program

The City of Guelph invites artists to apply for the Artists-in-Residence program as it celebrates 10 creative and inspiring years of art.

The program is open to artists and art collectives from all art forms, including visual (painting, sculpture), literary (poetry, collective works), performance (dance, music, opera, theatre, musical theatre), new media (film, television, radio, audio, video, animation, digital interactive), or multidisciplinary and intersectional.

In celebration of the program’s 10-year anniversary, the City is expanding the program to include three awards worth $7,000 each, inclusive of all components of the project.

The successful artists will be chosen through a two-step selection process:

  • Expression of Interest: artists will be evaluated on the strengths of their portfolio and experience and a demonstrated ability to deliver high artistic quality work on time and within budget.
  • Request for Proposal: shortlisted artists will be invited to develop their concept proposals and participate in a virtual interview and will get a $325 honorarium.

The submission period for Phase One will be open until February 24, 2023.

Artists should note this is not a live-in residency. Permits may be issued for temporary use of public spaces for artistic creation and presentation.

Visit to read the full call to artists and get more information about the application and selection process. Artists can complete and submit their applications online.

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