December 10, 2006 - Artscape - Call for Submissions: Gibraltar Point International Artist Residency Program
December 10, 2006

Call for Submissions: Gibraltar Point International Artist Residency Program

Original artwork photo: Tine Bech GIBRALTAR POINT INTERNATIONAL ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAM
ON TORONTO ISLAND, TORONTO, CANADA

Artscape is currently accepting applications for the Gibraltar Point International Artist Residency Program taking place June 1-30, 2007.

Submission Deadline:
February 21, 2007, 4pm EST
2007 Program Dates: June 1-30

For further information including the Guidelines for Submissions, Application Form and Answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please visit Artscapes website at www.torontoartscape.on.ca/gpiarp

The Gibraltar Point Residency transcends political, aesthetic and geographic boundaries, welcomes diversity and provides a spawning ground for unique cultural alliances. The program is open to Canadian and international artists who are engaged in the research, development or creation of work. Emerging, mid-career and established professional artists are invited to apply. Participants in the residency program receive accommodation, a private work studio and all meals at no cost. Travel and material costs are the responsibility of participating artists.

The residency program aims to further the professional development of artists by: enabling the creation and production of new work; fostering an exchange of ideas and influences; encouraging the sharing of expertise; inspiring new works of art and creative collaborations; and building relationships between artists working in different media. The program is designed and managed by Artscape and takes place for a single 30-day term each calendar year at the Gibraltar Point Centre for the Arts on Toronto Island.

Situated on the south-western beachfront of Toronto Island, The Gibraltar Point Centre for the Arts owes its name to its location marked by Toronto’s oldest landmark the Gibraltar Point Lighthouse, which was erected in 1808. Operated by Artscape, this 30,000 square foot unique facility provides permanent studio space to more than a dozen artists and a Retreat Centre which can be rented for a variety of functions. In addition to hosting the Residency Program, the Gibraltar Point Centre for the Arts features Artscape Lodge; a short-term rental service with accommodation and work studios for up to 13 visiting artists.

Toronto Island is a peaceful 230-hectare natural park in Toronto’s harbour, a short 15-minute ferry ride from the thriving downtown core of Canadas cultural capital. The Island is part of the Carolinian Zone which includes flora and fauna not found anywhere else in Canada. Naturalized areas and wildlife reserves make it a popular stopover point for southern song birds. The Island is also home to approximately 800 individuals whose remarkable community boasts one of the highest per capita populations of artists in Canada and is the largest urban car-free community in North America.
Mail submissions to:
GIBRALTAR POINT INTERNATIONAL ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAM
Artscape
Suite 111 60 Atlantic Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M6K 1X9
Canada
Submission Deadline:
February 21, 2007, 4pm EST
2007 Program Dates: June 1 30

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSIONS, APPLICATION FORM AND ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS CAN BE FOUND AT www.torontoartscape.on.ca/gpiarp

For questions regarding the Gibraltar Point International Artist Residency Program please contact by email only residency@torontoartscape.on.ca

The Gibraltar Point International Artist Residency Program is hosted and managed by Artscape with the generous support of the City of Toronto and the Ontario Arts Council

Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, Artscape is a Toronto-based non-profit enterprise that unlocks the creative potential of people and places. Artscape’s work encompasses building creative places, developing creative districts and clusters, and cultivating cities on a local, national and international level. www.torontoartscape.on.ca

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