Call for Submissions




Artist: Mique Michelle | Photo: Alex Kirkham

Call for Submissions – OPEN – Due Feb 28

Critical Mass 2020 Artist-in-Residence Program: Environment

Critical Mass has chosen
Environment for its 2020 programming theme.

Artists may explore this theme in terms of the natural and/or cultural environment as widely or as narrowly as their practice and interests dictate.

Submission Deadline:
Friday, February 28, 2020
by 11:59 p.m. 

Residency Length: 
2 weeks or 4 weeks
between (Apr 15 – Oct 15, 2020)

# of Residencies Awarded: 
up to four, 4-week residencies (or equivalent)

$2,125 (2 weeks)
$3,875 (4 weeks)

Port Hope, Ontario 

Not a live-in residency.

We are excited to announce an artist-in-residence opportunity for socially-engaged contemporary artists. 

Critical Mass is offering artists a paid two-week or four-week residency, funded by an Ontario Trillium SEED Grant, this Spring, Summer or Fall (between April 15 – October 15, 2020). 

Please note that this is not a live-in residency.

The total stipend awarded to a selected artist is $3,875 with 50% paid at the start of the residency and 50% upon conclusion.

This 2020 artist-in-residency program is the first of its kind in Port Hope and has been created to provide artists from Canada and abroad with the time and space to generate new bold ideas; showcase their creative practice; build their body of work and connect with individuals in the small urban/rural community of Port Hope.

Selected artists will work with our Program Director and our Program Goals & Expectations to deliver a program that reflects a balance of creative practice development, theme exploration, collaboration and community engagement.

Learn more about the Artist-in-Residence program in our 2020 Artist-in-Residence Program Overview.

Application Deadline: Friday, February 28, 2020 by 11:59 p.m.

Applications are reviewed by a panel of artists, community stakeholders, board and staff members, and decisions will be announced by Friday, March 13, 2020.

To apply, submit your application through our “Submittable” application form.