Craft & Design Artist-in-Residence Program, Harbourfront Centre


Call for Applications: Craft & Design Artist-in-Residence Program

Are you an emerging craft artist or designer? Are you a recent graduate or a current student in a material and design program?

Craft & Design at Harbourfront Centre is a unique Canadian institution that assists recent graduates to establish professional careers. The Craft & Design Studio is the only post-graduate national training facility for craftspeople, recognized by Canadian Heritage.

Craft & Design offers residencies in five disciplines:

  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Glass
  • Metal/Jewellery
  • Textiles

Term of Residency:

  • Annual – One year contract for recent graduates, renewable up to three years.
  • Summer – Three month scholarship contract for full-time, returning students.


What does it mean to be an Artist-in-Residence in the Craft & Design Studio at Harbourfront Centre?

The main goal of the Craft & Design Artist-in-Residence program is to assist emerging designers and makers to establish professional careers.

Full-time Artists-in-Residence have 24-hour access to Harbourfront Centre Craft & Design Studio and equipment to design and make functional and/or non-functional work.

Each discipline has two volunteer, professional Artistic Advisers to give advice, offer critiques and suggestions about career direction and work development.

Craft & Design organizes events with national and international artists and professionals — lectures, workshops, seminars, conferences, and exhibitions.

Artists-in-Residence have the opportunity to exhibit their work in one of the many on-site venues and sell their work in the on-site shop.

Artists-in-Residence also have the opportunity to teach classes to the public.

Click here to learn more and apply.
Application deadline: Friday, March 13, 2020

Craft & Design at Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay West,
Toronto, ON, M5J 2G8, Canada
416 973.4963

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