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ACWR’s New Voices Community Arts Residency
June 15 - December 31

The ACWR is happy to announce the New Voices Community Arts Residency! 

Holding two artists in the second semester of 2022, the residency allows time to conduct research and to connect with the local community to develop a project that responds directly to the specificity of Walkerville and the adjacent neighbourhoods, Wyandotte Town Centre and Ford City.

Each artist in residence will be given space at ACWR, access to internet and printing facilities, as well as the possibility to make use of the New Voices billboard.

The goal of the residency is to combine the unique potential of community-oriented art practices for uncovering local narratives and igniting conversations, with the advantageous location of ACWR and the high visibility of the New Voices billboard.


First Artist in Residence: Hiba Abdallah

Hiba Abdallah is a text-based artist who frequently works with others. Her practice explores the structural legacies and futures of cities by researching the intersections of hospitality, agitation, and disagreement as productive frameworks for re-imagining public agency. She has created work across media—from public interventions to community projects, gallery exhibitions, and publications.

Her recent exhibitions and public projects include 100 years then and hereafter at the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, Everything I Wanted to Tell You for Nuit Blanche Scarborough, Rehearsing Disagreement for MOCA Toronto and A List of Antagonisms for the CAFKA Biennial in Kitchener, ON. She currently lives and works in Tkaronto/Toronto as an uninvited guest on the traditional land of the Anishinaabe, the Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississauga’s of the Credit River.


Program Coordinator: Ostoro Petahtegoose 

Ostoro Petahtegoose is a biracial Nishinaabe of Atikameksheng Anishnawbek with European descent, born and raised as a guest in the traditional territories of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, comprised of the Anishinaabe; the Odawa; and the Potawatomie, and of the Huron/Wendat people, also known as one of it’s many place names in one language, Waawiiye’adinong (the place where the river bends – Windsor, Ontario.)

Ostoro is a 2spirit, queer, trans, nonbinary writer, Goldsmith, artist and writer who goes by “they/them” pronouns. Ostoro is attending the University of Windsor to finish their English and Creative Writing and Visual Arts BA and was the BIPOC Artist in Residence at Artcite in August of 2020. In June 2021 Ostoro has been given a grant through the Arts Culture and Heritage Fund to work on a research project on the Indigenous history of Windsor/Essex county to use in an anthology of short ghost stories. In Ostoro’s personal and professional life they continue to reach for meaningful ways to connect back to their Indigenous community through the work of building relations while learning their cultural language Nishnaabemwin, all while being obsessed with themes of hauntings, ghosts and land.

June 15 - December 31

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