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OPEN CALL: FPN Island Residency

Deadline: Passed

Residency Dates: September 11-18, 2023
Location: Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto Islands, Ontario

Programmed by Feminist Photography Network

Overview: FPN Island is a one-week immersion residency on Toronto Island’s Artscape Gibraltar Point led by the guiding principles of valuing  intergenerational and intersectional identities. This experience will advance participants’ practices and develop skills through mentorship, network building, and knowledge sharing. Thematic workshops (e.g. Approaching Public Art, Exploring Toronto Islands and Creating Collectives) will be provided alongside time dedicated to independent practice. All participants will live on-site, and we will cook communal dinners together where ingredients will be provided by Feminist Photography Network (breakfast and lunch will be the responsibility of the participant). Without the pressure of an end product, this residency focuses on the value of process, rather than outcomes, and advancing one’s practice through shared learning experiences.

Artscape Gibraltar Point is a low-barrier venue with ramps into the building and large restroom stalls with handles on site. However, the site is located on a car-free island and a 35 min walk from the ferry terminal which could present accessibility challenges. Transportation for participants will be provided from the ferry dock to the centre at the start and end of the residency.

Who should apply: FPN Island is open to women (cis and trans), two-spirit, and non-binary lens-based artists living in Canada. Participants must not be enrolled in a post-secondary institution. Four fellowships are available offering a free live/work space and a $500 honourarium.  Successful applicants not selected for the fellowships above will be required to pay $550 (due August 1st) to cover the cost of a private sleeping quarter, with shared studio and bathroom. (Applicants have the option to only be considered for a free placement, not a paid spot, within the submission form.) The jury will select 12 artists for this residency.

Four fellowships are available offering a free live/work space and a $500 honourarium. Applicants may apply to multiple categories if they meet the criteria. Click here for further details on FPN BIPOC Placement, BIPOC Photo Mentorship Placement, FPN Intergenerational, and Northern Ontario Artist Placements.

Image: Jennifer Long, Views from in and around Artscape Gibraltar Point

This residency is made possible by support from Canada Council for The Arts and our programming partners BIPOC Photo Mentorship Program and OCAD University.

We are always seeking submissions for FPN's instagram account from all Feminist-Minded artists. FPN is interested in reviewing lens-based work of all thematics and styles.  We encourage submissions from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.

Theme: Open
Deadline: ongoing
Share with us your work (completed or in-progress) to be considered. 

Submission Requirements
- your name and instagram handle
- your website
- 1 to 10 jpgs for consideration (10" on the longest side at 100 dpi)
- if applicable title(s) & date(s) of the work or book
- any organizations or individuals you want tagged
- hashtags
- optional: a brief bio and/or artist statement
-optional: any upcoming events or publications

Email your submission to feministphotographynetwork  @ Please note, we are a small team and it will require some time before we are able to get back to you.

Left: Naoise Dunne, from the 'Staycation' series

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