FAC Feminist Art Residencies and Call for Submissions

Friday, November 1, 2019


For application, details click here

SESSION DATES: July 20 to August 4

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  December 2, 2019.

The FAC residency will gather artists together from July 20 to August 4 on Toronto Island. We are asking for participants whose art focuses on social justice issues such as rape culture, transphobia, racism, ableism, ageism, media representation, cultural appropriation, environmental degradation and impact on Indigenous lands, gender-based violence, and Islamophobic policies.

We aim to create a space that is positive, celebratory, 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 two weeks.

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For application, details click here

SESSION DATES: July 11 to July 25, 2020


This is an exciting new partnership with OCAD University that will allow for artists living afar and from Toronto to experience the FAC Residency in a new location.

This unique setting, in Florence, the city that birthed the Italian Renaissance, will provide an unprecedented context for feminist art critique. A location rich in the history of patriarchal colonization will provide a rich backdrop discussion, community building, and research.

Florence and the Renaissance art on display there is largely seen as the moment in European history in which gender roles were enforced along extreme religious lines. The subjugation of women was propagated through paintings and statues of Mary’s life throughout the city, the virgin, the pregnancy, and the annunciation.

As such, Florence provides an inspiring context in which to situate a responsive and feminist critical art production.

To respond to this context and inspire our participating artists, the programming will include a focused feminist tour of the Uffizi, as well as talk with Advancing Women Artists, a unique group of women art historians and restorers who are working hard to re-write art HISstory to include all artists.

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