Waawiiyaatanong BIPOC Artist in Residence This residency opportunity was built for local BIPOC artists in our community to...

Waawiiyaatanong BIPOC Artist in Residence

This residency opportunity was built for local BIPOC artists in our community to share their stories.

During recent residencies, artists explored the intersectional issues of environmental racism, and how these issues affect our communities and the region as a whole. These issues can be defined by the presence of environmental injustice which occurs within a racial context. The pervasive presence of institutional racism in so-called Canada has led to instances of environmental racism, through policy and land development, land appropriation, water divisions, urban development and resource extraction, and many of these projects disproportionally affect First Nations communities (Mascarenhas, 2016). Artcite Inc. supports all new projects and continues to consider the ways in which environment and racial identity play a critical role in conversations about labour, public health, recreation, housing, activism, culture and history.

Above banner image: Alleyway Project installation, Ostoro Petahtegoose, 2020. Petahtegoose was one of Artcite’s artists in residence in August 2020.


Black, Indigenous and POC artists from across the region are invited to create new work, supported by Artcite Inc. through our residency program. The successful applicant will receive access to the Artcite Inc. gallery to utilize as an open studio space for one month. They will receive an honourarium of $800 and have the opportunity to select a guest mentor for a virtual or in-person studio visit. The Artcite Inc. staff will also professionally document the artist’s work in the space.

The 2023 residency will run from June 28 to July 28.

Apply by June 17, 2023.

Artcite Inc. is seeking applications from Black, Indigenous, and POC artists and creatives from the Windsor-Essex area to participate in a one-month paid residency opportunity.

The selected artist will receive:

  • 24/7 access to Artcite’s exhibition space for 1 month

  • an honorarium of $800 for materials and production

  • professional documentation of work if requested/applicable

  • Artcite will work with the Artist in Residence to set up a studio visit with an artist, curator, or creative selected by the artist

  • optional studio visits with staff and board members if desired

Artcite Inc. is a space for experimentation and innovation. As an organization and a community, we must respond to calls for equity in the arts. This initiative is built to engage local artists and communities who have been previously underrepresented by Artcite Inc.

How to apply:


  • bio (500 words or less)

  • artist statement

  • project statement (tell us how you hope to spend your time during residency; 500 words or less)

  • 5-10 images (.jpg) or video (hyperlink) and corresponding image list including title, medium, year of work


Email your submission to with subject line “2023 BIPOC Residency” by June 17, 2023.

Contact our Programming Coordinator, Stephen Mueller, with any questions about the residency or our application process.