Call for Applications: Uniti Artist in Residence, Brampton

Call for Submissions: Uniti Artist in Residence

Presented by The Daniels Corporation, Choice Properties, and BlackNorth Initiative

Application Deadline: October 13, 2023
To view full call details visit: danielshomes.ca/social-impact/

The Daniels Corporation (Daniels) and Choice Properties are collaborating with BlackNorth Initiative (BNI) to launch a new Artist in Residence program that promotes art, culture, and resident engagement, while also addressing systemic barriers faced by Black artists in accessing housing, workspaces, and economic opportunities.

The Artist in Residence program gives an artist the opportunity to work collaboratively with the community and residents of Uniti to further develop their work, and animate amenity and community spaces over a one-year term.

This program offers the Artist in Residence the choice of a 1 or 2-bedroom apartment suite located at Uniti (40 Lagerfeld Dr, Brampton, ON L7A 0H8). With features and finishes designed to elevate resident lifestyle and well-equipped with amenities to enhance daily life, the Artist in Residence will be set up for success to animate the building and encourage community engagement.

Eligibility

As this Call for Proposals is part of Choice and Danielsā€™ corporate commitment to advancing equity and addressing the historic and ongoing impact of anti-Black systemic racism, the selection process will prioritize applications from Black-identifying artists and artist groups.

Compensation

The selected artist(s) will live at Uniti (40 Lagerfeld Dr, Brampton, ON L7A 0H8) with a monthly rent subsidy of $700 as part of Danielsā€™ Social Impact Exchange and be required to provide a minimum of 8 hours per month of community engagement events that animate building amenity spaces, such as workshops and events that showcase artistic talent and foster relationships within the building and in the local community.

Selection Process

As this Call for Proposals is part of Choice and Danielsā€™ corporate commitment to advancing equity and addressing the historic and ongoing impact of anti-Black systemic racism, the selection process will prioritize applications from Black-identifying artists and artist groups.

The program is open to emerging and mid-career professional artists with experience in visual media (painting, printmaking, drawing, sculpture, crafts, photography, film, and video), music, performance, and literary art. The artist must be a resident of Ontario. A selection panel will review all applications and shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview process with the Daniels, Choice, and BNI teams.

Submission Requirements

Respondents are asked to submit a proposal outlining the Social Impact Exchange Plan detailing activities or initiatives that will facilitate the animation of the building and engage Uniti and the MPV community. In addition, respondents are asked to provide an Artist CV. Submissions should respond to the following requirements:

  • Email socialimpact@danielscorp.com expressing interest in the Artist in Residence opportunity to receive ongoing correspondence and updates.
  • Submit a 2-3 page (maximum) Social Impact Exchange Plan describing how the artist/artist group proposes to fulfill Danielsā€™ Social Impact Exchange Program requirements, including detailing any existing relationships with the Brampton community, local organizations or other stakeholders.
  • Submit an Artist CV by the submission deadline date which includes any professional qualifications, exhibitions/commission history, education, representation and other relevant experiences and significant achievements to date.
  • Three references from any of the following: clients, employers, mentors, mentees, community organizations

*Note: Shortlisted Respondents may be subject to a credit check before completion of the Proposal assessments and before the Artist in Residence is offered to a potential artist

How To Submit

Submit your application via the form: forms.office.com/r/26sMZKujZN

Submission Deadline: October 13, 2023, 11:59 pm

For additional information or questions, please contact:
Daniels Social Impact Team
socialimpact@danielscorp.com
416-567-8729


The Daniels Corporation
130 Queens Quay E 8th Floor, Toronto, ON M5A 0P6
www.danielshomes.ca
socialimpact@danielscorp.com
(416) 598-2129
LinkedIn: The Daniels Corporation
Instagram: @thedanielscorp

Choice Properties
22 St Clair Ave E, Toronto, ON M4T 2S5
www.choicereit.ca
416-628-7771
LinkedIn: Choice Properties
Instagram: @choicereit

BlackNorth Initiative
130 King St W #2950, Toronto, ON M5X 1K6
www.blacknorth.ca
info@blacknorth.ca
LinkedIn: BlackNorth Initiative
Instagram: @blacknorthca