The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery is Canada’s leading public gallery devoted exclusively to the art of our time and is recognized as an important centre for contemporary art in North America. Over the past 28 years, its reputation for presenting cutting edge exhibitions, superior catalogues and editions, and challenging special events has remained unparalleled. Presenting contemporary art by living artists of local, national, and international stature, The Power Plant’s mission is to present and disseminate the best contemporary art in all and any media within at Harbourfront Centre.
Harbourfront Centre is a leader in providing internationally renowned programming in the arts, culture and recreation across a stunning 10-acre site at the heart of Toronto’s waterfront. For more than 40 years, Harbourfront Centre has celebrated the best in Canadian culture and the rich mosaic of cultures from around the world by curating over thousands of events annually across its ten-acre site from music festivals to contemporary dance, to craft and design to sailing lessons. There is something for everyone at Harbourfront Centre, year-round.
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery’s (TPP) Power Youth program delivers contemporary art programming for youth ages 12 to17 at four off-site locations in Toronto: • Boys and Girls Clubs (B&GC) of Weston-Mount Dennis (1 clubhouse); • Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls Clubs (2 clubhouses); and, • Boys and Girls Clubs of Lawrence Heights (1 clubhouse).
TPP seeks proposals from working artists, experienced with community engagement, for creative and meaningful projects inspired by contemporary art for youth in priority neighbourhoods.
We are currently seeking to fill four Artist-in-Residence positions for the Fall 2019 Power Youth term, comprising 14 weeks from mid-September to late December 2019.
TPP staff will conduct the first round of interviews. Youth participants will conduct the second round of interviews – including a short hands-on activity – so they may select their Artist-inResidence. Proposals Due: Friday, 19 July 2019 at 5 pm.