Critical Mass Artist-in-Residence Program 2020: Environment

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Critical Mass Artist-in-Residence Program 2020: Environment

Submission Deadline: Friday, February 28, 2020 by 11:59 p.m.
Residency Length: 2 weeks or 4 weeks between (Apr 15 – Oct 15, 2020)
# of Residencies Awarded: up to four, 4-week residencies (or equivalent)
Honorarium: $2,125 (2 weeks) or $3,875 (4 weeks)
Location: Port Hope, Ontario. Not a live-in residency.


Critical Mass: A Centre for Contemporary Art is a Port Hope-based not-for-profit arts organization dedicated to bringing contemporary art experiences to our community.

Critical Mass is offering artists a paid two-week or four-week residency in an historic mid 1850s former little Train Station this spring, summer or fall, funded by an Ontario Trillium SEED Grant.

Please note that this is not a live-in residency. Artists will be responsible for their own living arrangements, personal expenses, materials, and supplies.

The Artist-in-Residence opportunity provides socially-engaged artists from Canada and abroad with the time and space to generate new or bold ideas; showcase their creative practice; build their body of work and connect with individuals in the urban/rural small town community of Port Hope, Ontario.

Environment is the chosen curatorial theme for 2020 programming. Artists may explore this theme in terms of the natural and/or cultural environment as widely or as narrowly as their practice and interests dictate.

Selected artists will work with our Program Director and our program goals and requirements to deliver a program that reflects a balance of creative practice development, theme exploration, collaboration and community engagement.

Learn more about our 2020 Artist-in-Residence program in the Program Overview.

Critical Mass is committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion and connectedness. We welcome the unique contributions that you bring.

The Little Station gallery and studio is a partially-accessible facility.

Application Deadline: Friday, February 28, 2020 by 11:59 p.m.

Applications are reviewed by a panel of artists, community stakeholders, board and staff members, and decisions will be announced by Friday, March 13, 2020.

To apply, submit your application through our “Submittable” online application form.

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For more information, contact:

Debbie Beattie
Program Director
Critical Mass: A Centre for Contemporary Art
Port Hope, ON

Phone: 905-269-2120
Email: info@criticalmassart.com
Website: criticalmassart.com

Facebook: /CriticalMassPortHope
Instagram: @CriticalMassArt
Twitter: @CriticalMassArt

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