Residency Application

The 2018 application deadline has now passed. If you have not received a confirmation email that your application has been received, please email us immediately at residency@contextural.ca as you may need to resubmit your application.

Application Requirements:

Application email should include your name, address, email, phone number and the residency you’re applying for.

  • Part Time (May Start or July Start)
  • Full Time

Attachments:

Statement of intent that addresses the questions below (maximum two pages total, please no point form. Accepted formats are .doc, .docx or .pdf format)

  • What specific goals do you have for your time at the residency? What do you hope to gain by participating in the residency? How will you spend your time in the studio?
  • Describe your strengths in terms of the Contextural values as listed on the contextural.ca website.
  • If you are applying for the full-time (June & July) residency, please indicate if you would like to be considered for the residency scholarship and how you would use the scholarship funds for supplies and materials.

**Contextural members are ONLY required to submit a Statement of Intent unless you would like to be considered for the scholarship, which requires a complete application**

CV (maximum 2 pages)
Please include the following information as it pertains to the residency:

  • professional training (educational background, mentors, workshops, etc.)
  • exhibition or public presentation history (including the dates, titles, names and locations of galleries or place of presentation, whether solo or group shows)
  • collections: public, corporate and private
  • bibliography of critical reviews of your work
  • prizes, awards and other grants
  • other activities related to your practice

Artist Statement (maximum 1 page)
See attached info sheet on how to write an artist statement. Please note this is not a biography or a cover letter, but rather a short insight on your creative process, philosophy, vision, and passion.

5-6 images of your work – relevant to the work you intend to do in the space. (images should be in jpeg format, 72 dpi and maximum 1024 x 768 pixels). Please contact residency@contextural.ca if you need assistance to modify your images.

Image list – including title, date, medium and dimensions of artwork

Email your application or statement of intent to: residency@contextural.ca with the subject “2018 Summer Residency Application – NAME”. Deadline for submissions is Thursday, April 12th @ midnight.