Intergenerational LGBT Virtual Artist Residency 2020


Robert Rigway, ILGBTAR alum 2018

The call for the Intergenerational LGBT Virtual Artist Residency from August 4 – August 17 is now open!

The DEADLINE to apply is coming up fast on JUNE 1! Don’t miss your opportunity to apply, and share far and wide with your LGBTQ2+ artist friends.

APPLY FOR THE ILGBT Virtual Artist Residency HERE

Please share this call for applicants with LGBTQ2+ artists of any age, whether established or emerging. Canadian citizenship is not required. English fluency is not required. Access to high-bandwidth Internet is not required. Participation includes connecting with peers through virtual and analogue methods, studio visits with esteemed guests, and a $1,000 CAD stipend for each resident.

Since 2013, the Intergenerational LGBT Artist Residency (ILGBTAR) has taken place at Gibraltar Point on Toronto Island — offering an embodied, site-specific experience. While artists can’t be together this summer on the island due to social distancing, ILGBTAR has the unique privilege to gather LGBTQ2+ artists together virtually, as an opportunity for action, resource sharing, and organizing for change.

WANT TO LEARN MORE? Visit ILGBTAR’s Call for Applications page for all the details.


Daniel Barrow, ILGBTAR alum 2018


In previous years, residents have had the opportunity to meet with participating guests for studio visits, workshops and engagement with their work. The virtual residency this year is no exception!

The confirmed guests for ILGBTAR 2020 are:

Sophie Hackett (Curator of Photography, AGO)
Logan MacDonald (ILGBTAR alumus, Sobey longlisted artist, Assistant Professor University of Waterloo, Vice-Chair of the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective)
Brendan Fernandes (choreographer, interdisciplinary artist)
Crystal Mowry (Middlebrook Prize juror, KWAG Senior Curator)
Tania Bruguera (performance and installation artist)
… and others to be announced soon!

In the tradition of ILGBTAR’s goals as a relational artwork/curatorial praxis, we endeavor to learn from the oral histories of the disability rights movement, and the histories of AIDS activism. This is especially pertinent in these unprecedented times. The residency has existed for seven years and will continue to meet the challenges of the day, by embracing creative solutions with a postcolonial critique.

APPLY FOR THE ILGBT Virtual Artist Residency HERE



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