Usually, we post articles and calls for active artists seeking opportunities. But we do understand that some artists stop making art for a time and for a variety of reasons. So, rather than ignore that, we decided to post the details about the The Artists on Hiatus Virtual Residency. Artists who are currently NOT making or presenting art Apply here.
The applicant should have had a professional career with an exhibition record, training in visual arts or equivalent experience, and the recognition of their peers.
Selected artists are expected to document their on-hiatus activities (or non-activities) and to provide periodic updates during their residency on a dedicated page of the Residency For Artists On Hiatus website.
Selection and Stipend
Resident artists will be selected based on their on-hiatus proposal. Preference will be given to proposals which demonstrate a rigorous interest in their “non-art” endeavour to be conducted during their residency. Successful applicants will be awarded a stipends of $30 CAD per month in exchange for their 6 month to 1 year participation. This amount is subject to change depending on funding. Successful applicants will be notified approximately 2 months after the application deadline.
Applicants are expected to complete the online application form and submit supporting materials via email. Read the full Submission guidelines here.
Hard Copy Submissions:
Applicants who would like to submit a hard copy of the application form and other support materials on CD/DVD should mail the package to the address below.
RESIDENCY FOR ARTISTS ON HIATUS
5207 rue Fabre, Montreal, QC
A tiny stipend to not make art and talk about it? Sounds like purgatory. Someone once said to me that I chose my career as an artist and writer. Creativity chose me and I can’t imagine refusing that invitation.
It makes me glad that I am creating! But some artists have health issues and such, and I thought a tiny incentive to give them some reason to open up. Perhaps this post will be helpful to someone out there! Best wishes