The FAC residency will gather artists together who focus on social justice issues such as rape culture, trans-phobia, racism, violence, media representation, cultural appropriation, environmental degradation and impact on Indigenous lands, violence against women, and Islamophobic policies. We aim to create a space that is celebratory, positive, intellectually engaging and provocative. We are committed to this space being trans inclusive, anti-racist, and intersectional.
The residency will include individual studio time accented with group discussions, communal dinners, film, guest speakers, group and individual critiques and trips into Toronto for gallery tours and relevant events. The resulting residency work will be presented in an exhibition at the end of the two weeks.
FACILITATOR: Jennifer McKinley is a cis theatre artist of mixed European and African diasporic ancestry who dabbles in multimedia visual art. Through humour, Jennifer explores personal and collective histories, the uncanny, media representation, and gender-based violence. She is passionate about the intersections of feminisms, which inform her political activism and her pursuit of community scholarship. Jennifer is a graduate of University of Toronto, where she majored in History and English She is also a graduate of Humber College’s Comedy: Writing and Performance Certificate Program. Jennifer completed the Second City Training Centre’s Improvisation Conservatory as well as Sue Morrison’s Clown Through Mask workshop. She was one of the artistic directors of Alumnae Theatre’s New Ideas Festival and has been a lead coordinator with the Feminist Art Collective since its inception. Jennifer wrote, produced and performed her full-length solo show, Operation SUNshine, to rave reviews at the Toronto Fringe Festival and The Storefront Theatre’s inaugural Feminist F*ck It Festival.
Duration of residency
<p>Private and Shared accommodation is available for artists.</p>
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
<p>The residency is open to artists working in all media who have a specific interest in Inter-sectional feminism and social justice . While Artscape Gibraltar Point provides space for accommodation, work and meal preparation, we expect all artists to come prepared with all materials and equipment they deem necessary to the successful realization of their project.</p>
Studio / Workspace
<p>Shared, furnished, large studio space provided.</p>
Fees and support
<p>The fee to attend the Feminist Art Collective Resdency is $1450.00 CDN + HST (private) and $1250.00 CDN + HST (shared) . Regretfully, we are unable to provide honoraria or stipends to cover travel or the fees associated with attending this residency. Artscape Gibraltar Point is happy to provide letters of support to any funding programs to which artists wish to apply. We encourage applicants to pursue funding opportunities afforded them by their national, regional, local and departmental funding agencies.</p>
Expectations towards the artist
<p>Artists are expected to actively contribute to the ongoing dialogue and activities offered as part of the residency in a positive and respectful manner.</p>
The FAC art residency invites multidisciplinary artists from various practices such as literature, dance, video art, visual arts, theatre, design, makers, music, comic arts. We strongly encourage artists with who experience multiple forms of oppression to apply; artists with disabilities, Black, Indigenous, people of colour, two spirit folks, queer, trans and non-binary / gender-nonconforming people.
Submissions are accepted until December 2, 2019 and should include:
1) 250-500 bio and bio photo for the FAC website. In your bio include a statement on how you politically self-identify.
2) Website link (if available) or 5 JPEGS / Video links / or PDF of current written work.
3) Letter of intent (250-500 words) for your work plans at the residency.
4) On your letter of intent indicate if you are applying for a private or shared space.
5) If you have an accessibility items to share please indicate this in your letter of intent.
Submissions are accepted until the February 17th deadline. Email PDF submissions to: email@example.com