Case Study: Artist Residencies at Artscape Gibraltar Point

Artscape at Toronto Island’s Gibraltar Point is now accepting submissions for their thematic residency program. Each two-week residency is mentored by a different contemporary artist, curator or critic, and gives the artist the chance to expand the scope of their practice through a variety of activities including independent studio time, lectures, and group discussions.

Read on for a link to apply and for more information on the different sessions, courtesy of Artscape Gibraltar Point.

The Thematic Residency Program at Artscape Gibraltar Point on Toronto Islands, Ontario is now accepting applications for its Fall/Winter season.  Enrollment in each two-week residency includes accommodation and studio space and is limited to ten places.


October:           Monique Mouton (Los Angeles)
November:       Gareth Long (New York City)
December:       Maryse Larivière (Montréal)
January:           Niall McClelland (Toronto)
February:         Artie Vierkant (New York City)

The Thematic Residency Program offers artists the opportunity to work independently with the mentorship of a visiting professional artist, curator or critic working in international contemporary art.  Thematic residencies explore various models including studio work, formal lectures, group discussion, peer collaboration and outdoor retreats.  This direction allows individual residents to find common ground amongst each other’s disparate practices and establish new connections through communal dialogue.

Artscape Gibraltar Point is located in a 35,000 sq. ft. former school building in the unique environment of Toronto Islands, a regional park on Lake Ontario only seven minutes by ferry ride from downtown Toronto. The largest car-free community in North America, the Islands consist of naturalized areas and wildlife reserves; beaches, forests, parks and marinas are linked by numerous walking and bike paths.  Toronto Islands can be biked from end to end in approximately fifteen minutes.

For more information please contact Lucas Soi at (416) 887-4854 or


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