Calling emerging artists. Get inspired, invest in yourself and explore a visual arts summer studio residency at ACAD.

Calling emerging artists. Get inspired, invest in yourself and explore a visual arts summer studio residency at ACAD.
 
Whether it is time and space, or networking and collaboration you are after, ACAD can provide an affordable opportunity for you connect, produce and be inspired in the summer of 2016.
 
The Visual Arts Summer Studio Residency is open to all post-secondary alumni, graduating students and emerging artists. The residency will give you access studio space and opportunities to engage in peer collaboration for the summer of 2016 at a minimal facility fee of $500 for two months or $300 for one month.
 
ACAD strives to offer residencies that encourage innovation, research and exploration in art, craft and design while fostering learning and teaching relationships within ACAD and throughout the greater community. The Visual Arts Summer Studio Residency is an important part of realizing these objectives, incorporating collaboration, critics and open studios into the programing.
 
The focus of this residency program is to provide emerging artists, of various disciplines, the space and time to engage in independent/self-directed study. Applicants to the program will provide a comprehensive proposal of their intentions, samples from their portfolio and a current CV. 
 
To assist in the development of creative work, five alumni applicants will be selected to have their two month facility fee waved and receive a $500 honorarium. 
 
An additional five $100 material honorariums are available to all other applicants who request a two month residency. All honorariums are awarded based on merit of application, work and statement of intent. 
 
Selected residents can expect an 8x10 studio space, access to shared spray booth, studio insurance and an open studio exhibition. There will be no access to other areas of the college or heavy machinery at this time and the use of large-scale electrical items is prohibited. 
 
Residency Dates
 
One  month options:
June 6th – July 3rd
July 11th – August 7th
 
Two month options:
June 6th – August 7th
 
Applications are due, March 25th
 
Please email our Residency Coordinator stephanie.dewar@acad.ca see for more information or APPLY NOW