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The Ontario Heritage Trust is calling for applications to the 2024 Doris McCarthy Artist-in-Residence program. The application deadline is October 10, 2023.

About the program:
Located at her former home on the Scarborough Bluffs in Toronto, the Doris McCarthy Artist-in-Residence program provides studio space and accommodation to artists in a serene and picturesque setting where they can focus on producing art. This residency program is open to emerging artists across Canada who are practising a wide array of disciplines. Residencies are available throughout 2024, with terms ranging from one to three months.

The Doris McCarthy Artist-in-Residence program is coordinated by the Ontario Heritage Trust. In accordance with Doris McCarthy’s wishes, the Trust established this artist-in-residence program to embrace the multi-disciplinary nature of the arts, demonstrate the positive and restorative influence of landscape and the environment, and foster excellence among contemporary Canadian artists, musicians, writers and dancers.

This program is supported generously by RBC Emerging Artists.

How to apply:
Applications must be completed through the Ontario Heritage Trust’s online form.

Applications should explain why the artist wishes to participate in the program and describe the project to be undertaken during the proposed residency. The proposal must provide a plan for how the applicant will use their time. Applicants should also identify and demonstrate the availability of resources and the capacity needed to undertake the proposed project effectively during the residency.

Applications consist of the following components:

  • Application form (including biography, project description and references)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Portfolio

Find more information about the application requirements.

Application deadline: October 10, 2023

Contact Erin Mander at 437-246-7652 or email [email protected] for more information.

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