Winter Island Artist-In-Residence Program 2019 – Call for Submissions

Artscape Gibraltar Point presents
Winter Island Artist-In-Residence Program 2019

Deadline: 8 October, 2018
Program Dates: 7 January – 29 April, 2019
Exhibition: June 2 – 8, 2018 – Artscape Youngplace

Artscape Gibraltar Point is seeking project proposals from artists working in all media for the Winter Island Artist-In-Residence program for 2019.

Now in its fourth year, Winter Island is a unique, juried artist-in-residence program aimed at emerging, mid-career and established artists hosted at Artscape Gibraltar Point, an artist residency located on the picturesque Toronto Islands.

Winter Island recognizes four artists annually who have demonstrated a strong and unique artistic voice while working in Canada’s visual arts community and provide them with one month of distraction-free studio time and accommodation to create and/or develop a new and exciting work, or body of work that engages and activates the artist community at Artscape Gibraltar Point and the Toronto Islands.

Selected artists will have the opportunity to present these works/projects to the public as a part of a Winter Island Group Exhibition to take place at the conclusion of the residency series at Artscape Youngplace Hallway Galleries, vitrines and select Flex Studios, in June 2019.


  • a complimentary month-long stay at Artscape Gibraltar Point including a private studio and bedroom
  • ferry tickets (to a maximum of 8 round trips)
  • $100/wk food or materials stipend
  • promotion of their residency and project via press release
    promotion of their residency and project via Artscape’s social media channels
  • opportunity to participate in the communal life of Artscape Gibraltar Point and engage with participants in our self-directed residency and long-term studio rental programs

* Please note this award does not cover travel costs to and/or from Toronto*


October 8, 2019 – Submission Deadline
November 16, 2019 – Winter Island Artists-In-Residence Announced. All applicants notified
January 7, 2019 – First Winter Island Artist Residency begins
February 4, 2019 – Second Winter Island Artist Residency begins
March 4, 2019 – Third Winter Island Artist Residency begins
April 1, 2019 – Final Winter Island Artist Residency begins
June 2 – 8, 2019 – Winter Island Artist Residency Exhibition at Artscape Youngplace


Please apply using our form on Submittable. Should you require assistance with the application process, do not hesitate to contact Andrew Lochhead, Residency & Programming Coordinator, Artscape Gibraltar Point at

All submissions are considered confidential.
For more information including submission criteria and eligibility, please visit

Deadline for Submissions: 12:00 PM EST, October 10, 2017