Call to Canadian Artists: 2024 Glenfiddich Artists in Residence Prize

The 2023 Artists in Residence, from left to right: Reeo Zeng (China), Joolee Kang (South Korea), Derek Liddington (Canada), Hsiao Chu Fang (Taiwan), Lorna Phillips (Scotland) and, in front: Juha Saraste (Finland).

Canada’s Favourite Scotch Whisky, Glenfiddich, Invites Canadian Artists to Apply for the 18th Annual Artists in Residence Program, a Renowned Residency Valued at Over $25,000 CDN.

The prestigious Glenfiddich Artists in Residence program is officially accepting Canadian applicants for the 2024 residency program in Dufftown, Scotland

Glenfiddich® Single Malt Whisky invites artists to submit proposals for the internationally acclaimed Glenfiddich® Artists in Residence Prize. The Canadian winner will be one of six artists worldwide to be awarded the coveted prize to live and work at the historic Glenfiddich Distillery. This unique opportunity offers visual, performing, and multimedia artists the time and resources to create unencumbered by the distractions of daily life.

“This residency is open to all artists currently living and working in Canada,” says programme curator Andy Fairgrieve. “Over the years The Glenfiddich Residency has had the pleasure of hosting over 160 artists from around the world who have made the most of this fantastic opportunity and between themselves created a body of work to be proud of.”

One of the most renowned artist residencies in the world, the Glenfiddich Artists in Residence program is a three-month summer residency in beautiful Dufftown, Scotland. The 18th annual residency prize will award one Canadian artist with a salary for three months, as well as airfare, and croft cottage accommodation. Additionally, the prize includes a substantial budget for materials, allowing artists to produce an ambitious new body of work during their summer in Scotland.

“Three months is a long time,” reflects Derek Liddington, the 2023 Canadian Artist in Residence. “Enough time to start something and change your mind, to meet people and develop lasting friendships, enough time to participate in community events and become a regular at the local pub. Time is precious. Culturally, there is a shift towards taking less time, to fast track through the world, to optimize, to be efficient. Three months allowed me to cut all ties from teaching and other obligations, and at about three weeks in, I remember sitting, with a cup of coffee outside my cottage, and thinking to myself, I have no emails to check, no projects on the go, no work to grade, I can just, paint.”

Glenfiddich understands the importance of time. And camaraderie. In the summer of 2024, the Canadian artist selected will join artists from China, Taiwan, India, the UK and South Korea. Together they will enjoy the famed Highland hospitality, sharing outings, dinners, parties, Cèilidhean, and infamous barbecues by the River Fiddich.

To be considered for the prize, artists complete a five-part application that includes a project proposal, a current CV, a short artist statement, five to fifteen images (or a short video), as well as a questionnaire provided by Glenfiddich. Completed applications must be submitted by January 31, 2024, at 11:59 pm, EST.

Each year the Glenfiddich Artists in Residence Program receives approximately two-hundred applications. From these, a distinguished jury of artists and curators from across the country produces a short list of the most promising applications, from which curator Andy Fairgrieve selects the winner. The 2024 jury includes: Raymond Boisjoly, David Diviney, Ruth Burns, Ivan Jurakic, Joshua Schwebel, Stefan Hancherow and Eunice Luk.

“The Residency welcomes responsive artists possessing a deep insight and sense of place, to submit proposals that are as special and unique as the residency setting of the Scottish Highlands,” notes Fairgrieve.

The Glenfiddich Artists in Residence Program has hosted over a hundred and sixty artists from countries such as: Australia, Chile, China, Finland, India, Mexico, Nigeria, Poland, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, the UK, the US, and Canada, since its inception in 2002.

Past winners from Canada include Daniel Barrow, Helen Cho, Dave Dyment, Lee Henderson, Marla Hlady & Christof Migone, Eleanor King, Dean Baldwin Lew, Myfanwy Macleod, Vanessa Maltese, Damian Moppett, Annie Pootoogook, Jon Sasaki, Jillian Mcdonald, Damian Moppett, Arabella Campbell, and Rhonda Weppler & Trevor Mahovsky. These acclaimed artists produced works in a wide-range of disciplines, including painting, sculpture, sound art, photography, video, performance, animation and installation.

The 2024 Artists in Residence program will mark the 23nd global anniversary of the program and the 18th anniversary of the Glenfiddich Artist in Residence program in Canada. Applicant submissions are accepted from December 9, 2023, until 11:59 pm EST on January 31, 2024.

The winning Canadian artist will be announced in April 2024.

For more information about the Artist in Residence program, please visit www.glenfiddich.com/ca/artistsinresidence or contact artistsinresidencecanada@glenfiddich.ca. For more information regarding Glenfiddich in Canada, please visit glenfiddich.alchemystsinc.com. To learn more about the world of Glenfiddich globally, please visit www.glenfiddich.com.


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