The Canada Council for the Arts is committed to equity and inclusion, and welcomes applications from diverse Aboriginal, cultural and regional communities, including people with disabilities.
If this date falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline moves to the next business day.
Please refer to the Program Guidelines for detailed information.
The International Residencies program supports professionals in the visual arts which includes visual and fine craft artists, and independent critics and curators in furthering their artistic practice in an international context.
La Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris (www.citedesartsparis.net)
La Cité is located in one of Paris’ oldest and most vibrant quarters, Le Marais. It is one of the only areas that preserves the narrow streets and architectural styles of the Medieval and Renaissance eras. Le Marais offers, within walking distance, access to art galleries, museums, cafés, parks and more.
La Cité has approximately 270 studios which are occupied by artists, writers and musicians. The Canada Council’s studio measures approximately 25 square meters and has basic furnishings. The studio offers a work area, sleeping quarters, kitchenette and private bathroom.
Two studios are available to professionals in the visual arts. Six residencies are awarded for a period of four months each.
International Studio & Curatorial Program, New York (www.iscp-nyc.org)
The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) is located in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in the former factory of the Sackett & Wilhelms Lithography Company, an 18,000 square-foot building constructed in 1901. The building has 35 studios for artists and curators, an exhibition gallery and a project space. ISCP’s mission is to introduce New York audiences to exceptional international artistic practices, as well as to engage communities in Brooklyn and Greater New York City through public programs.
Artists and curators are provided with a private and furnished studio and
24-hour access to all communal facilities. Studio visits from national and international visitors and field trips are regularly scheduled. As well, residents have the opportunity to participate in open studio events.
Residents are provided with a separate one-bedroom apartment located in Chelsea, one of Manhattan’s vibrant neighbourhoods. This area is well known for its large concentration of art galleries, the Chelsea Market, Meat Packing District, piers and much more.
Two residencies are awarded for a period of six months each.
Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (www.bethanien.de)
The Künstlerhaus Bethanien is located on Kottbusser Strasse in a lively neighbourhood, between Kreuzberg and Neukölln area. Berlin’s Kreuzberg is reminiscent of London’s SoHo. Prior to the fall of the Berlin wall, many underground and punk clubs made this area their home. Those into the punk and underground music scene congregated here, along with a major Turkish population. Many artists and musicians still reside in this area for its affordable rent and relaxed atmosphere. Within walking distance, there is access to art galleries, museums, cafés, parks and more.
The Künstlerhaus Bethanien has approximately 25 studios which are occupied by artists from around the world. Within the facility, there are gallery spaces and various workshops for wood, metal, synthetic materials, video and digital media. The Canada Council’s studio measures approximately 75 square meters and has basic furnishings. The studio has a work area, sleeping quarters and kitchenette. There are communal bathrooms and laundry facilities within the building.
Successful applicants must complete a project that is presented to the public.
One residency is awarded for a period of 12 months.
Acme Studios, London (www.acme.org.uk)
Acme Studios, founded by Jonathan Harvey and David Panton in 1972, provides practical, networking and cultural assistance to international artists. The studio is a furnished bachelor apartment located in the Bow area, in the centre of East London’s thriving art scene. The studio includes an open plan kitchen, private bathroom and a large living area with a separate mezzanine bedroom and study. The Bow area also houses Acme international residencies from Australia, Germany, Sweden and Switzerland, providing the selected multi-disciplinary artist with the opportunity to make links with other international artists.
Two residencies are awarded for a period of six months each.
Artspace, Australia (www.artspace.org.au)
Artspace Visual Arts Centre is a leading international residency-based contemporary art centre, housed in the historic Gunnery Building in Woolloomooloo fronting Sydney Harbour. Artspace is both the key hub of the contemporary art community in Sydney, fostering dialogue between local artists, writers and curators and their national and international counterparts, and an evolving entity that connects with artists, audiences and ideas in an expanding range of sites regionally and globally. The studio includes an open plan kitchen, private bathroom and a large living area with a separate mezzanine bedroom.
One residency is awarded for a period of three months.
Santa Fe Art Institute, New Mexico (www.sfai.org)
Santa Fe Art Institute’s (SFAI) home is a nearly 17,000-square-foot complex located on the College of Santa Fe campus. Ricardo Legorreta, the internationally acclaimed Mexican architect known for his award-winning cultural facilities throughout the Western Hemisphere, designed Santa Fe Art Institute’s new building as well as the adjacent Visual Arts Center for the College of Santa Fe.
SFAI’s facility includes gallery/exhibition spaces, 5,100 square feet of studio space with skylights, housing for residents, a library, courtyards, laundry facilities, a full kitchen, and dining and living room areas.
This residency component is dedicated to Canadian Aboriginal artists and curators of First Nations, Métis and Inuit origins.
Two residencies are awarded to an Aboriginal visual artist and /or curator for a period of three months each.
Pao Quang Yeh
Visual Arts Section
Canada Council for the Arts
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