Critical Mass Artist-in-Residence Program 2020: Environment


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.


For more information, contact:

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

Phone: 905-269-2120

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