Call for Submissions: Open Studio Virtual REsidency 2022


Open Studio’s print facility featuring the screenprinting, intaglio and lithography areas.

Call for Submissions: Apply for Open Studio’s Virtual REsidency

Deadline for applications: January 10th, 2022, at 11:59 pm EST

Open Studio is an Artist-Run Centre (ARC) dedicated to contemporary print and is located on the traditional territories of the Anishinaabe, the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Haudenosaunee, the Huron-Wendat, and the Chippewa that is home to many First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. We offer accessible, inclusive and affordable printmaking facilities, programs and services for artists and the public across Canada and abroad.

Virtual REsidency

Open Studio’s new Virtual REsidency consists of three six-week paid opportunities, running from January to June 2022. We want to spark and celebrate ideas for three Indigenous, Black, and/or otherwise racialized artists living remotely outside of urban settings and/or within urban environments in Ontario. Artists with and without print experience are encouraged to apply.

This virtual learning opportunity will give artists access to creative resources, space, and funding to make or build creative work.

After a challenging year filled with isolation and disconnect, this Virtual REsidency initiative will allow each participating artist to RE-search, RE-present, RE-vitalize, and RE-envision their artistic practice utilizing print and mixed media. Selected artists will be encouraged to think of their practice as a continuum where experimentation is vital.


We operate as a safe, barrier-free space. If you need help, have questions, or have any accessibility concerns, please email with the subject heading “Call for Submissions – Virtual Residency”.

This Virtual REsidency is made possible through the Canada Council for the Arts Digital Now grant.

Open Studio gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the City of Toronto, the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, and the Government of Canada. Open Studio also acknowledges the generous support of its members and numerous foundations, corporations and individuals.


Open Studio
401 Richmond Street West, Suite 104
Toronto ON M5V 3A8
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