Forest City Gallery’s annual artist residency invites London-based and regional artists, curators, writers, and/or collectives for a 6-7 week long research & production residency in London, ON. Residency participants do not need to finish a project in the allotted time, instead they are asked to present the production/research completed during an artist talk at the conclusion of the residency.
FCG collaborates with H.B. Beal Secondary School to allow artists, writers, and curators to produce, educate, discuss, and collaborate with the next generation of artist leaders in London, ON while providing studio space for the duration of the residency by partnering with TAP Centre for Creativity.
Two months of free studio space from the TAP Centre for Creativity.
Chosen participants will be awarded a stipend of $1000 (CAN).
Accommodation compensation of $1000 (CAN) will be given to out-of-London artists.
Monthly City Bus Pass provided.
Scheduled access to printmaking equipment, ceramic equipment, woodshop, mechanical shop all with a range of basic hand tools and resources.
Artists will participate in public programming in the form of an artist talk or workshop, open studio tours, or other discussed/proposed outreach initiatives.
Costs: Artists are responsible for covering costs associated with purchase of materials, shipment of artwork/supplies, travel costs, and living + subsistence expenses.
Location: London, Ontario, Canada (The traditional territory of the Anishinaabek, Haudenosaunee, Huron-Wendat, Attawandaron and Lenape Indigenous peoples).
Expectations: Selected participants are expected to work at least two days at H.B Beal High School, along with studio time at TAP Centre for Creativity. They will also be expected to participate in a final end-of-residency presentation where each participant presents their production/research to the London community. Selected residency participants will also be expected to discuss their respective practice with students and interested adolescents in order to contextualize, educate, and inform about the various issues and themes present. This would take place through workshops, art talks, critiques, studio visits, and/or other activities during the duration of the residency (to be discussed with selected artists).
Duration: 6-7 weeks, Oct - Nov 2019
Eligibility: Open to London/surrounding region (Ontario) artists working in a range of disciplines including but not limited to the visual arts, music, composition, new media, interdisciplinary arts, curatorial, and writing. Artists from all levels in their career who exhibit a strong professional work ethic and a collaborative attitude are invited to apply.
Bealart provides critical, contemporary art-making experiences, culminating in a portfolio of finished and experimental works that will distinguish our students from others and help them to succeed in postsecondary environments. We endeavour to direct students toward self-motivated, concept-driven artworks that showcase the skills and techniques learned using our unique facilities. Students are encouraged to be accountable for their work, the processes of its creation, as well as its meaning, through critique, self-reflective practice, and peer-to-peer interactions. Bealart works closely with the community to showcase the talents of the students and foster positive relationships outside of the classroom while promoting the visual arts and a sense of responsibility to that community.
TAP Centre for Creativity
TAP is at the centre of creativity in London, supporting emerging and developing theatre, visual, and performing artists. Our doors are open for artists and the public to overlap, participate, and experience how creativity can transform and enrich us and our community.
Featuring a gallery, black-box theatre, multi-use workshop space, and 10 resident artist studios all within our heritage building, TAP provides a unique space where people can tap into creativity.
Forest City Gallery would like to extend a sincere thank you to the Bowden Family Fund through the London Community Foundation for their generous sponsorship of our 2019 Artist Residency.