This Artist-Parent week-long residency at Artscape Gibraltar Point (AGP) is part of MOTHRA’s ongoing Artist-Parent Project based in Toronto. Artists who are currently primary caregivers to babies or preschool-age children will be able to live and work alongside their child for the duration of the week.
This project will push the boundaries surrounding attitudes towards childcare, artist-parents, and the inclusion of children by creating a multi-generational co-working opportunity for artists. We are here to acknowledge the parent/artist relationship, often overlooked in contemporary art, and to set a precedent that one can still be an artist and a mother/father/carer of a young child and that these roles can conflate.
MOTHRA will act as a catalyst to produce new work, skillshare, co-work and co-learn, collaborate, and create space for dialogue about issues relating to caregiving and art practices. We hope artists use this time for production, but also for research, and retreat. We would like to normalize the idea of having children present in the arts sector from the studio floor to the arts admin boardroom. We do not want to separate childcare from art practice, but to intermingle and celebrate the two spheres.
Deadline Date: Sunday, August 18, 2019
Full details available at artscapegibraltarpoint.ca