Icelandic Art Center
Icelandic Art Center
13. 11 2018
Call for applications: The Islands & Hnatyshyn Foundation-Fogo Island Arts Young Curator Residencies

I. The Islands Residency 

 

July 2 to August 12, 2019
Application deadline: December 17, 2018

 

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 July 2 to August 12, 2019.

 

The Islands invites emerging and established arts writers and artists with a writing practice to think about writing, remoteness, isolation and time 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.

 

Arts writing practices may range in structure, content, and medium, addressing various forms and disciplines that may include poetry, art criticism, and experimental writing; periodical production (journals, art books, magazines), or edition production (art multiples, prints, posters). Applications should directly consider the role of writing in the arts, and take into consideration the unique circumstances of the residencies.

 

How to apply
The application form and program guidelines are available online at 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 fourth iteration of The Islands, following a spring 2017 residency with curator, writer and publisher Joseph del Pesco, a fall 2017 residency with visual artist Merve Ünsal, and summer-fall 2018 residency with visual artist and writer Marion Coutts.

 

Selection
The successful candidate will be selected by a jury which includes writer and editor Yaniya Lee; Alexandra McIntosh, Director of Programs and Exhibitions, Fogo Island Arts; artist Jacqueline Hoàng Nguyễn; Nicolaus Schafhausen, Director, Kunsthalle Wien and Strategic Director, Fogo Island Arts; Jayne Wilkinson, Board of Directors, Art Metropole and Managing Editor, Canadian Art.

 

About Art Metropole
Art Metropole is a not-for-profit organization with a focus on the production, dissemination and contextualization of artist-initiated publication in any media, especially those formats and practices predisposed to sharing and circulation. Art Metropole was founded in Toronto in 1974 by the artists’ group General Idea.

 

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.

 

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.

 

II. The Hnatyshyn Foundation-Fogo Island Arts Young Curator Residency
July 2 to August 13, 2019*
Application deadline: December 17, 2018

 

Fogo Island Arts and The Hnatyshyn Foundation are seeking applications from young Canadian curators for a six-week residency in 2019.

 

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 July 2 to August 13, 2019, 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.