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Artscape Gibraltar Point

Artscape Gibraltar Point Artscape Gibraltar Point an artist retreat centre on the Toronto Islands, just a stone’s throw from the city. Located in the former Toronto Island Public and Natural Science School, Artscape Gibraltar Point offers 35,000 square feet of affordable retreat space, artist studios and accommodations for artists and creative thinkers.

The tranquil, idyllic setting is world-renowned as a centre for members of the artistic and non-profit communities to think, experiment, collaborate and share ideas. More than 800 artists have experimented and created art through self-directed artist retreats and thematic residencies hosted in our overnight accommodations. In addition to visiting artists, fifteen long-term artist work studios prov

The tranquil, idyllic setting is world-renowned as a centre for members of the artistic and non-profit communities to think, experiment, collaborate and share ideas. More than 800 artists have experimented and created art through self-directed artist retreats and thematic residencies hosted in our overnight accommodations. In addition to visiting artists, fifteen long-term artist work studios prov

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Calling all artist-parents....introducing....something that has occurred for millenia, something which occurs today in m...
05/18/2022

Calling all artist-parents....introducing....something that has occurred for millenia, something which occurs today in many other cultures....

(Are you ready for this?!)

That's right, keeping your child by your side! Not only by your side, but by your side while you make artwork, by your side in order to collaborate. Introducing...

MOTHRA: Artist-Parent Project!!!!

Stay at Artscape Gibraltar Point for one week with a group of artist-parents and their children. Studio and sleeping accommodations will be provided. Depending on the group and the state of the pandemic, the residency will offer - readings, fireside group discussions, studio visits, visiting artists and speakers, muffins and more!

Upcoming residencies 2022:
June 27th – July 4th (waitlist)
September 19th - 26th
November 14 - 21

Visit the following link for more information about the MOTHRA: Artist-Parent project: https://artscapegibraltarpoint.ca/artist-residences/programmed-residencies/

The submission deadline is rolling!

#artscapecommunity #artistresidency #residency

Residency Announcement! We're pleased to host TAKE ROOT AMONGST THE STARS: A Mad, Deaf and Disabled Arts Residency.This ...
05/16/2022

Residency Announcement! We're pleased to host TAKE ROOT AMONGST THE STARS: A Mad, Deaf and Disabled Arts Residency.

This is an exciting opportunity for Mad, Deaf and Disabled artists; During this two week residency artist's will have the opportunity to deep dive into their practice and explore disability arts in a network of peers!

Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture (@kickstartdisability) will be offering FIVE subsidized spots to artists currently residing in British Columbia! This will include flights and shared accommodation for the residency. Artists will be chosen through a jury process.

Applications close on May 20, 2022 at 11:59 PM. Please visit the link for more information! https://artscapegibraltarpoint.ca/artist-residences/programmed-residencies/

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The residency is facilitated by Jenna Reid (@fieldnotes_by_jennareid) and Dr Syrus Marcus Ware. Jenna (she/her) is the current Artistic Director at Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture, and the board president of the Contemporary Textile Studio Co-operative. Jenna is a fibre artist who works primarily with the practices of quilting, natural dyes, and protest art as a way to engage with activist based aesthetics.

Dr. Syrus Marcus Ware (@syrusmarcus) is a former Vanier scholar, visual artist, activist, curator and educator. Syrus uses painting, installation and performance to explore social justice frameworks and Black activist culture.

#artscapecommunity #artistresidency #residency

🔊✨ Calling emerging BIPOC artists! FACES is offering a week-long residency inviting  artists to participate in dialogue,...
04/05/2022

🔊✨ Calling emerging BIPOC artists! FACES is offering a week-long residency inviting artists to participate in dialogue, artmaking, and inclusive community building revolving around lived experiences with the intention of further diversifying the arts community in Toronto.

This funded residency at Artscape Gibraltar Point is a pilot project that is centred on widening participation in the arts sector. FACES is seeking applications from BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour) artists who did not pursue a career in the arts because of cultural, family, or financial pressures - pressures, which for some, may be a direct result of systemic racism.

The FACES residency will be part working retreat and part research project. This residency will act as a first practical step to enable artists to participate in discussions while engaging with their art practice in a collective setting. Artists will be invited to share their experiences about the barriers they’ve faced when considering a career in the arts. Conversations will centre on discovering what supports are needed in order to encourage and support other potential BIPOC Artists.

FACES’ main goal is to establish a safe, caring program for BIPOC artists in a state of transition (i.e., considering going back to school, a change in career or just a change in focus) who want to dedicate more time to work on their art and wish to connect with others in the same position.

For more information about the FACES residency (accommodation, work equipment, facilitators, assistance, etc.) please click the following link - https://artscapegibraltarpoint.ca/artist-residences/programmed-residencies/

The application deadline is May 8th, 2022.

#callforapplications #artistresidency #bipocartists #bipocartistsupport

Call for Artists! Artscape Gibraltar Point is seeking a Facility Assistant, to participate in the artist live-in work ex...
03/22/2022

Call for Artists! Artscape Gibraltar Point is seeking a Facility Assistant, to participate in the artist live-in work exchange program.

This is a unique position, whereby the Facility Assistant will be both an employee of Artscape and a participant in a self-directed artist residency at Artscape Gibraltar Point, on the Toronto Islands.

Always dreamed about completing a residency with the sounds of waves and birds in the background? This role places focus on the nurturing of community, and provides the space and environment for practice development and creativity.

The Facility Assistant will provide concierge services, offering a welcoming, positive, and inclusive environment for Artscape Gibraltar Point tenants, artist residency participants, and other community members.

Applications will be accepted until March 28th at 11:59 PM. We are recruiting for 3-month terms over the next 10 months, but the immediate priority is for the start of April. Please indicate your availability in your application.

Click the link for more details! https://bit.ly/3CRsTGO

#artscape #artsjobs #creativecareers #torontojobs

03/22/2022

Join @studio__rat as they explore the binding of plastic and landscape as part of their culminating #winterisland AiR workshop at @gibraltarpointto 🏝

Together we will hang out in their newest inflated space(quilted from recycled plastic!) and conduct a microplastic survey of Gibraltar Point beach using @clear_lab_ community science protocols. Dress for the outdoors, it is going to get sandy!

✨ Event Details ✨
Saturday March 26 from 1-4pm
RSVP by March 24th to [email protected]

Please note attendees should take the 12:30pm ferry from Toronto to Ward’s Island. You will be met there by AGP’s event bus. Masks required indoors.

#artscapecommunity #makingwithplastic #plasticrafting #inflatables

Painter Erin Breau-Barkley (@erin_breau_barkley) is a participant in the Winter Island 2022 Artist-in-Residence program,...
03/21/2022

Painter Erin Breau-Barkley (@erin_breau_barkley) is a participant in the Winter Island 2022 Artist-in-Residence program, and we are excited to welcome her to the island this week!

“My work is largely about other people’s memory. I pull from a rich multi-family, multi-generational photo archive, bookmarked by moments considered significant enough to have been captured on film, and re-told through oil paintings.

The photographs I choose to reference are pieces of a larger story spanning many decades, about home, place, identity, longing and time. They are short stories of desire, pride, loss, ownership, freedom, motherhood, sisterhood, and selfhood. I am looking for the space in between my own actual memory perception and personal ideologies about my life, its connectedness, and the larger context in which we all exist.

My interest lies in the intersection between the variations of memory, and in the re-articulation of images in an effort to harness the ethereal and familiar feeling of storytelling.”

For more details on Erin’s work and the Winter Island 2022 Artist-in-Residence program - visit the following link! https://artscapegibraltarpoint.ca/winterisland2022/

#artistresidency #residency #winterisland #artscapecommunity

Thank you to Maryam Zaraimajin (@mz_majiin) and Suzanne Simoni (@suzanne.simoni) as Blue Rock Collective (@bluerockcolle...
03/11/2022

Thank you to Maryam Zaraimajin (@mz_majiin) and Suzanne Simoni (@suzanne.simoni) as Blue Rock Collective (@bluerockcollective), and all that visited the island on a beautiful Saturday afternoon to weave nests.

The nests will be combined by Blue Rock Collective to form a larger nest sculpture, ‘Human kind, Forest Mind’, that will live on our grounds.

“Each nest woven by community members is unique and contributes to the whole; each becomes dependent on the other, integrated into an installation. Nests embody the fostering of new life in the shape an infinite circle, a union”

Images of the final product will be on view at the upcoming Winter Island show launch on April 30th. Details to follow soon!

#artscapecommunity #winterisland #artistresidency

We are pleased to welcome Miranda Black to the Winter Island 2022 Artist-in-Residence program!Miranda is an artist and e...
03/07/2022

We are pleased to welcome Miranda Black to the Winter Island 2022 Artist-in-Residence program!

Miranda is an artist and environmental justice advocate whose Indigenous lineage is from the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. She is currently obtaining a masters degree in Environmental Applied Science and Management at X University where her thesis focuses on Indigenous relationships to Toronto Island.

Prior to her career in academia, Miranda worked as the creative genius of Mirandala Art (www.mirandala.wordpress.com) where her paintings and installations were inspired by her Mohawk heritage, relationship to oral histories, and environmental conservation.

To promote community engagement - Miranda will be creating and hosting an unveiling of the decolonial mapping project, during the residency program. The project is inspired by the stories shared with her during the qualitative research portion of her thesis research.

Visit the link in bio to learn more about Miranda's work and the Winter Island program.

#artistresidency #residency #winterisland #artscapecommunity

Mushtari Afroz will be joining us at Artscape Gibraltar Point, for the Winter Island 2022 Artist-in-Residence Program. M...
03/02/2022

Mushtari Afroz will be joining us at Artscape Gibraltar Point, for the Winter Island 2022 Artist-in-Residence Program. Mushtari is a GTA based dancer and emerging choreographer with training in the North Indian classical dance form ‘Kathak’. She has been practising within the South Asian diaspora since early 2000 following her immigration to Canada from Bangladesh.

Alongside classical dance, Mushtari trains in contemporary dance and performance aesthetics. Recently she has joined US based Shawngram Institute for Performance & Social Justice’s NextGen platform for professional dancers where she is training in ‘Yorchha’ – an Indian contemporary movement form.

In 2016, Mushtari established her dance collective ‘Kathak Bandi’ that has created and presented original works for the stage in Canada and in the US. She is a recipient of supports from both Canada Council for the Arts and Ontario Arts Council.

During the Winter Island residency, Mushtari is planning to create work for outside of the stage. This is the beginning of a new phase in her artistic journey. She hopes her effort will critically engage the community in thinking about the corporeal experience of its urban spaces through dance/performance as urban intervention.

#artistresidency #residency #winterisland #artscapecommunity

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Calling all artist-parents....introducing....something that has occurred for millenia, something which occurs today in many other cultures.... (Are you ready for this?!) That's right, keeping your child by your side! Not only by your side, but by your side while you make artwork, by your side in order to collaborate. Introducing... MOTHRA: Artist-Parent Project!!!! Stay at Artscape Gibraltar Point for one week with a group of artist-parents and their children. Studio and sleeping accommodations will be provided. Depending on the group and the state of the pandemic, the residency will offer - readings, fireside group discussions, studio visits, visiting artists and speakers, muffins and more! Upcoming residencies 2022: June 27th – July 4th (waitlist) September 19th - 26th November 14 - 21 Visit the following link for more information about the MOTHRA: Artist-Parent project: https://artscapegibraltarpoint.ca/artist-residences/programmed-residencies/ The submission deadline is rolling! #artscapecommunity #artistresidency #residency
Residency Announcement! We're pleased to host TAKE ROOT AMONGST THE STARS: A Mad, Deaf and Disabled Arts Residency. This is an exciting opportunity for Mad, Deaf and Disabled artists; During this two week residency artist's will have the opportunity to deep dive into their practice and explore disability arts in a network of peers! Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture (@kickstartdisability) will be offering FIVE subsidized spots to artists currently residing in British Columbia! This will include flights and shared accommodation for the residency. Artists will be chosen through a jury process. Applications close on May 20, 2022 at 11:59 PM. Please visit the link for more information! https://artscapegibraltarpoint.ca/artist-residences/programmed-residencies/ -- The residency is facilitated by Jenna Reid (@fieldnotes_by_jennareid) and Dr Syrus Marcus Ware. Jenna (she/her) is the current Artistic Director at Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture, and the board president of the Contemporary Textile Studio Co-operative. Jenna is a fibre artist who works primarily with the practices of quilting, natural dyes, and protest art as a way to engage with activist based aesthetics. Dr. Syrus Marcus Ware (@syrusmarcus) is a former Vanier scholar, visual artist, activist, curator and educator. Syrus uses painting, installation and performance to explore social justice frameworks and Black activist culture. #artscapecommunity #artistresidency #residency
🔊✨ Calling emerging BIPOC artists! FACES is offering a week-long residency inviting artists to participate in dialogue, artmaking, and inclusive community building revolving around lived experiences with the intention of further diversifying the arts community in Toronto. This funded residency at Artscape Gibraltar Point is a pilot project that is centred on widening participation in the arts sector. FACES is seeking applications from BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour) artists who did not pursue a career in the arts because of cultural, family, or financial pressures - pressures, which for some, may be a direct result of systemic racism. The FACES residency will be part working retreat and part research project. This residency will act as a first practical step to enable artists to participate in discussions while engaging with their art practice in a collective setting. Artists will be invited to share their experiences about the barriers they’ve faced when considering a career in the arts. Conversations will centre on discovering what supports are needed in order to encourage and support other potential BIPOC Artists. FACES’ main goal is to establish a safe, caring program for BIPOC artists in a state of transition (i.e., considering going back to school, a change in career or just a change in focus) who want to dedicate more time to work on their art and wish to connect with others in the same position. For more information about the FACES residency (accommodation, work equipment, facilitators, assistance, etc.) please click the following link - https://artscapegibraltarpoint.ca/artist-residences/programmed-residencies/ The application deadline is May 8th, 2022. #callforapplications #artistresidency #bipocartists #bipocartistsupport
Call for Artists! Artscape Gibraltar Point is seeking a Facility Assistant, to participate in the artist live-in work exchange program. This is a unique position, whereby the Facility Assistant will be both an employee of Artscape and a participant in a self-directed artist residency at Artscape Gibraltar Point, on the Toronto Islands. Always dreamed about completing a residency with the sounds of waves and birds in the background? This role places focus on the nurturing of community, and provides the space and environment for practice development and creativity. The Facility Assistant will provide concierge services, offering a welcoming, positive, and inclusive environment for Artscape Gibraltar Point tenants, artist residency participants, and other community members. Applications will be accepted until March 28th at 11:59 PM. We are recruiting for 3-month terms over the next 10 months, but the immediate priority is for the start of April. Please indicate your availability in your application. Click the link for more details! https://bit.ly/3CRsTGO #artscape #artsjobs #creativecareers #torontojobs
Join @studio__rat as they explore the binding of plastic and landscape as part of their culminating #winterisland AiR workshop at @gibraltarpointto 🏝 Together we will hang out in their newest inflated space(quilted from recycled plastic!) and conduct a microplastic survey of Gibraltar Point beach using @clear_lab_ community science protocols. Dress for the outdoors, it is going to get sandy! ✨ Event Details ✨ Saturday March 26 from 1-4pm RSVP by March 24th to [email protected] Please note attendees should take the 12:30pm ferry from Toronto to Ward’s Island. You will be met there by AGP’s event bus. Masks required indoors. #artscapecommunity #makingwithplastic #plasticrafting #inflatables
Painter Erin Breau-Barkley (@erin_breau_barkley) is a participant in the Winter Island 2022 Artist-in-Residence program, and we are excited to welcome her to the island this week! “My work is largely about other people’s memory. I pull from a rich multi-family, multi-generational photo archive, bookmarked by moments considered significant enough to have been captured on film, and re-told through oil paintings. The photographs I choose to reference are pieces of a larger story spanning many decades, about home, place, identity, longing and time. They are short stories of desire, pride, loss, ownership, freedom, motherhood, sisterhood, and selfhood. I am looking for the space in between my own actual memory perception and personal ideologies about my life, its connectedness, and the larger context in which we all exist. My interest lies in the intersection between the variations of memory, and in the re-articulation of images in an effort to harness the ethereal and familiar feeling of storytelling.” For more details on Erin’s work and the Winter Island 2022 Artist-in-Residence program - visit the following link! https://artscapegibraltarpoint.ca/winterisland2022/ #artistresidency #residency #winterisland #artscapecommunity
Thank you to Maryam Zaraimajin (@mz_majiin) and Suzanne Simoni (@suzanne.simoni) as Blue Rock Collective (@bluerockcollective), and all that visited the island on a beautiful Saturday afternoon to weave nests. The nests will be combined by Blue Rock Collective to form a larger nest sculpture, ‘Human kind, Forest Mind’, that will live on our grounds. “Each nest woven by community members is unique and contributes to the whole; each becomes dependent on the other, integrated into an installation. Nests embody the fostering of new life in the shape an infinite circle, a union” Images of the final product will be on view at the upcoming Winter Island show launch on April 30th. Details to follow soon! #artscapecommunity #winterisland #artistresidency
We are pleased to welcome Miranda Black to the Winter Island 2022 Artist-in-Residence program! Miranda is an artist and environmental justice advocate whose Indigenous lineage is from the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. She is currently obtaining a masters degree in Environmental Applied Science and Management at X University where her thesis focuses on Indigenous relationships to Toronto Island. Prior to her career in academia, Miranda worked as the creative genius of Mirandala Art (www.mirandala.wordpress.com) where her paintings and installations were inspired by her Mohawk heritage, relationship to oral histories, and environmental conservation. To promote community engagement - Miranda will be creating and hosting an unveiling of the decolonial mapping project, during the residency program. The project is inspired by the stories shared with her during the qualitative research portion of her thesis research. Visit the link in bio to learn more about Miranda's work and the Winter Island program. #artistresidency #residency #winterisland #artscapecommunity
Mushtari Afroz will be joining us at Artscape Gibraltar Point, for the Winter Island 2022 Artist-in-Residence Program. Mushtari is a GTA based dancer and emerging choreographer with training in the North Indian classical dance form ‘Kathak’. She has been practising within the South Asian diaspora since early 2000 following her immigration to Canada from Bangladesh. Alongside classical dance, Mushtari trains in contemporary dance and performance aesthetics. Recently she has joined US based Shawngram Institute for Performance & Social Justice’s NextGen platform for professional dancers where she is training in ‘Yorchha’ – an Indian contemporary movement form. In 2016, Mushtari established her dance collective ‘Kathak Bandi’ that has created and presented original works for the stage in Canada and in the US. She is a recipient of supports from both Canada Council for the Arts and Ontario Arts Council. During the Winter Island residency, Mushtari is planning to create work for outside of the stage. This is the beginning of a new phase in her artistic journey. She hopes her effort will critically engage the community in thinking about the corporeal experience of its urban spaces through dance/performance as urban intervention. #artistresidency #residency #winterisland #artscapecommunity