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FAC Feminist Art Residency, deadline: December 15th

In Writing (all kinds) on December 8, 2015 at 6:15 PM

FAC Feminist Art Residency

Calling on feminists that strongly identify as intersectional for a 10 day artist residency on Toronto Island – May 14th to May 24th. The FAC residency will gather artists together who focus on social justice issues such as rape culture, trans phobia, racism, violence, 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 an exhibition at the end of the ten days and pending curatorial acceptance the artwork will be included in a spotlight exhibition at FAC 2017. To see last year’s residency schedule of activities click here.

FACILITATOR 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, US 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.
Submission Details 
The FAC art residency is inviting multidisciplinary artists ( literature, dance, video art, all visual arts, making, theatre, spoken word, music, design and film etc ) to apply.
We are committed to creating a residency that is diverse and reflective of all our communities and we are actively encouraging artists who experience multiple forms of oppression to submit.
We strongly encourage 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 10 days including taxes is 850.00 for private accommodation, or 650.00 for shared. The fee includes private or shared sleeping quarters,a  large sharedstudio, facilitation and final exhibition with a reception. If chosen a 50% deposit will be due on February 15th and the final payment will be due on April 1st. All payments and bookings will be handled by our partner Artscape Gibraltar Point. 
Arrivals are on May 14th, after 1pm and before 3pm, with departure on May 24th before 11am. Letters of support can be provided for granting purposes.
Submissions are accepted until December 15th deadline.
1) 250-500 bio. Include a statement on how you politically identify.
2) Website link (if available) or  JPEGS / Video links  / or PDF of current 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

Email Submissions to torontofac@gmail.com. Final date for submissions is December 15th.

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