Feminist Art Residency 2018 Call for Submissions

Oct 1, 2017 - Nov 15, 2017

856 King Street West
Toronto, Canada

Phone Number: 647-919-7336
Contact: Ilene Sova
Website: https://factoronto.org/fac-residency-2018-call-for-submissions/


To see last year's schedule click here

To see last year's artists click here 


The FAC residency will gather artists together who focus on social justice issues such as rape culture, trans-phobia, racism, violence, ableism, 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 a community exhibition at the end of the ten days.

SUBMISSION DETAILS The FAC art residency is inviting multidisciplinary artists ( 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 to apply.

The cost for the 14 days including taxes is 1190 + HST for private accommodation or 910
+ HST for shared.

The fee includes:

  • your sleeping quarters,

  • a large shared studio space,

  • programmed facilitation with guest speakers and critiques, group activities, excursions

  • final exhibition with a reception

If chosen, a 50% deposit will be due on January 15th  and the final payment will be due on April 7th.

Arrivals are on May 7th, after 1pm and before 3pm, with departure on May 22nd before 11am.

NOTE: FAC is a volunteer run organization and as such does not have scholarships or subsidy to offer for the residency. The fees will be used to pay visiting artists, workshop leaders, and facilitators.

However, many of our past residency artists have been successful in attaining grants and funding from institutions in their countries. Extensive letters of support can be provided by FAC for these purposes.

Submissions are accepted until November 15th deadline.

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.

Email Submissions to: torontofac@gmail.com


FACILITATOR Ilene Sova is an artist, educator with black mixed race, indigenous and settler ancestry who lives with a disability. As such, she passionately identifies with the tenants of intersectional feminisms and has dedicated her life to "art-tivism". Founder of FAC, Ilene Sova is a conceptual portrait painter who creates paintings which reference anti-oppression feminist themes. She has an MFA in painting from the University of Windsor and her paintings have been shown in Canada, U.S. and abroad. She has been featured in a variety of television, web and print media including, The Current, Canada AM, Toronto Star, CBC Radio and the Toronto Standard. She was also chosen to speak at Toronto's first TEDx Women. Most notably, Sova was invited by two federal MPs to bring her work to Ottawa, Canada for the National Women's Forum on feminism and last year she was invited to give an all university lecture at Southern University New York on Art and Social Change. Sova also teaches painting and drawing the Faculty of Art at OCADU.

Event Type: Residency