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December 6, 2019

The Islands & Hnatyshyn Foundation-Fogo Island Arts Young Curator Residencies

Fogo Island Arts

Waterman’s Brook trail, Fogo Island, 2019. Photo: Mikaela Kautzky. Ward’s Island boardwalk, Toronto Island, 2019. Photo: Jan Kautzky.

The Islands Residency
August 31 to October 12, 2020
Application deadline: January 6, 2020 at midnight EST

Art Metropole and Fogo Island Arts are seeking applications for The Islands, a two-part residency that aims to encourage arts writing and criticism in contemporary art. Open to Canadian and international applicants, The Islands will take place on Fogo Island and at Artscape Gibraltar Point on Toronto Island, Canada, from August 31 to October 12, 2020.

The Islands invites emerging and established arts writers and artists with a writing practice to propose a project to be executed across two unique locations. The successful candidate will spend a month on Fogo Island as part of Fogo Island Arts’ residency program, followed by two weeks on Toronto Island at Artscape Gibraltar Point. The project will culminate in a small publication funded, published and distributed by Art Metropole.

The Islands is a residency partnership conceived and organized by Art Metropole and Fogo Island Arts, with support from Artscape. This is the fifth iteration of The Islands, following residencies with writer and curator Nora N. Khan (2019); visual artist and writer Marion Coutts (2018); visual artist Merve Ünsal (2017); and curator, writer and publisher Joseph del Pesco (2017).

How to apply
The application form and program guidelines are available online at Art Metropole.

Selection
The successful candidate will be selected by a jury which includes Jaclyn Bruneau, writer, critic and editor of C Magazine; interdisciplinary artist Zachary Cahill; Alexandra McIntosh, Director of Programs and Exhibitions, Fogo Island Arts; Jonathan Middleton, Executive Director, Art Metropole; and Nicolaus Schafhausen, Strategic Director, Fogo Island Arts.

About Art Metropole
Art Metropole was founded in 1974 by the artists' collective General Idea as a division of Art-Official Inc., the legal entity that published FILE Megazine. Art Metropole holds an inventory featuring the works of thousands of Canadian and international artists and operates a small network of shop spaces and pop-up projects designed to disseminate publications and editions. The organization has also developed a substantial archive in two parts: a collection of over 13,000 works and documents from its first two decades of operations, now housed by the National Gallery of Canada; and a second collection acquired since 1997, held in its main Toronto offices on Sterling Road. Art Metropole continues to produce publications, editions, talks, performances, screenings and exhibitions as part of its yearly program.

About Fogo Island Arts
Fogo Island Arts is a residency-based contemporary art venue that supports research and production of new work for artists, filmmakers, writers, musicians, curators, designers and thinkers from around the world. Since 2008, FIA has brought some of the most exciting emerging and renowned artists of today to Fogo Island, Newfoundland, Canada to take part in residencies and to present solo exhibitions at the Fogo Island Gallery. FIA also presents programs in cities across Canada and abroad, including the Fogo Island Dialogues interdisciplinary conversation series, as part of its international outreach. Combining contemporary art, iconic architecture and social innovation in a singular setting, FIA is a world-class institution that is uniquely rooted in community. FIA is an initiative of Shorefast, a registered Canadian charity with the mission to build economic and cultural resilience on Fogo Island.

About Artscape
Artscape is a not-for-profit urban development organization that makes space for creativity and transforms communities. Artscape Gibraltar Point is a secluded artist retreat nestled against the magnificent natural backdrop of Toronto Island, the largest urban car-free community in North America just a 10-minute ferry ride from downtown Toronto. Gibraltar Point hosts programmed artist residencies and provides studio rentals year-round and offers the opportunity to engage with the vibrant arts and events of the larger Artscape community.

The Hnatyshyn Foundation-Fogo Island Arts Young Curator Residency
June-July or September-October 2020*
Application deadline: January 6, 2020 at midnight EST

Fogo Island Arts and The Hnatyshyn Foundation are seeking applications from young Canadian curators for a six-week residency in 2020.

About the residency
The Hnatyshyn Foundation-Fogo Island Arts Young Curator Residency provides an opportunity for an emerging Canadian curator between the ages of 25 and 30 to participate in a six-week residency with Fogo Island Arts.

The residency will cover the costs of travel to and from Fogo Island, accommodations in a traditional Newfoundland home and use of a vehicle for on-island transportation. The residency also includes a stipend to cover food costs and incidentals.

During the residency period, participants have opportunities to work and interact with Fogo Island Arts staff, Canadian and international artists-in-residence, and members of the community. Candidates are selected based on their body of work and their ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

*The residency period is six weeks in June-July or September–October 2020, but other dates may be possible, subject to availability.

How to apply
The program guidelines and application portal are available online at The Hnatyshyn Foundation.

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