X in Residence is pleased to announce that submissions for our 2023 artists residencies are now open!
In 2023, X in Residence (XiR) is accepting applications for two Canadian residents.
The first residency will take place from June to July, and the second residency from August to September.
*The exact dates within these windows are negotiable.
Once accepted, residents are invited to use XiR’s studio space in Toronto. XiR and our advisory board will support the various needs of the artists throughout the duration of their residency. There are no minimum expectations in terms of artistic output or engagement, the emphasis of this residency is to support growth, rather than metrics. This residency will give emerging creatives the support they need to find their space in local arts communities. Applicants will be selected based on the extent to which they will benefit from the program, and their artistic skill. Local accommodations may be arranged for artists living outside of Toronto.
XiR is a residency for emerging artists and arts practitioners. XiR emphasizes process and experimentation over artistic output, and encourages residents to respond to the needs of their practice, whether that be research, conversation, network-building, public programming, or a space to make new work. Prioritizing arts practitioners from marginalized communities, XiR aims to remove accessibility boundaries to research and mentorship and foster cross-generational dialogues that nourish Toronto’s art ecology. The residency will support this growth through mentorship, facilitating studio visits, and sharing the resident’s work on social media. Through this approach, the hope is that artists will have the opportunity to connect with arts communities in Toronto, and acquire the tools they need to grow their practice.
Applications will be accepted until 11:59pm on April 20, 2023
About X in Residence
X in Residence (XiR) is a non-profit residency in Toronto for artists and arts practitioners established in 2021. Providing residents with space, resources, mentorship, and networking opportunities, XiR aims to support emerging arts practitioners by emphasizing artistic process, experimentation, and growth over output. XiR invites local and international artists and provides tools and support to encourage community-oriented projects. Prioritizing arts practitioners from marginalized communities, XiR aims to remove accessibility boundaries to research and mentorship and foster cross-generational dialogues that nourish Toronto’s art ecology.