Open Studio Scholarships for Emerging Print Media Artists

Heather Thomson, Beyond Statistics: The Artifacts of Inflation (installation view), 2019. Created at Open Studio under the auspices of the Don Phillips Scholarship, 2017-18.

Deadline for scholarship submissions is Friday, June 14, 2019, 11:59pm EST

Don Phillips Scholarship

Open Studio – one of Canada’s leading print media centres – awards annual scholarships to emerging artists of merit. A jury comprised of artists, curators, educators and/or arts administrators selects recipients. The Don Phillips Scholarship is given to a student currently enrolled in an undergraduate art program (full or part-time) with a printmaking major at an accredited Canadian institution who will be graduating in the Spring of 2019 and who will not be returning to studies full-time in September of 2019.

Benefits include:

  • Rent free access to the studio facilities for a period of one year
  • Materials assistance
  • Professional development assistance
  • Tuition free access to Open Studio workshops
  • Exhibition and artist fees

To find out more about the eligibility and submission requirements for the Don Phillips Scholarship, please click here.

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Jeannie Thib Mentorship Residency

This residency was launched in 2016 in memory of Jeannie Thib (1955-2013), a talented artist and cherished member of the Open Studio community. Thib was born in North Bay, Ontario in 1955 and obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts at York University in Toronto in 1979. Inspired by her experiences in the wilderness of Northern Ontario, her work included ornamented sculptures, installations and prints. As Jeannie was a great supporter of other artists, long established and emerging, a mentoring focused residency is a fitting and relevant way to honour Jeannie Thib’s legacy. This residency is open to a printmaker in the early stages of their career, who has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to their practice within the last one to five years.

Benefits include:

  • Rent free access to the studio facilities for a period of two consecutive months between September in the calendar year the residency is awarded and June of the following year.
  • Up to 16 hours of mentoring with an established print media artist to hone the recipient’s technical skills and provide career development support.
  • Materials up to $300, to be purchased through Open Studio.

To find out more about the eligibility and submission requirements for the Jeannie Thib Mentorship Residency, please click here.

We are dedicated to building an organization that reflects the diversity of communities we serve and encourage submissions from members of equity seeking groups. If you require accommodation in the submission process, please contact us.

For further information and eligibility criteria, please visit our website or contact our office.

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Open Studio is a charitable organization that works to provide affordable access to printmaking facilities, programs and services for artists across Canada and abroad.

Open Studio gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the City of Toronto, the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Trillium Foundation and Canadian Heritage/Government of Canada. Open Studio also acknowledges the generous support of its members and numerous foundations, corporations and individuals.