The Hamilton Arts Council Artist Residency Program is a 3-month rotating artist residency in The Cotton Factory. This valuable opportunity provides artists from a wide range of disciplines and career levels to build their practice. Participating artists are encouraged to use their time to experiment, develop new ideas and learn new skills in addition to forming meaningful ties with their fellow artists in residence and Cotton Factory tenants. The participating artists will be required to deliver an artist talk and open house during the final week of their residency.
The Cotton Factory is a creative community in the heart of lower Hamilton. This former industrial building from 1900 is a prime example of adaptive reuse. It has been transformed from a cotton mill into a creative industries complex, with space for workshops, galleries, office space for creative professionals and studios for artists.
The Cotton Factory continues to demonstrate, ongoing commitment to fostering emerging artist practices as well as their continued contribution to Hamilton’s flourishing contemporary art community.
The studio is located on the second floor of the Storehouse Building at the Cotton Factory (270 Sherman Avenue North, Hamilton)
CALL FOR APPLICANTS!
Hamilton Arts Council: Artist Residency at The Cotton Factory
The Cotton Factory has generously donated a studio space for the Hamilton Arts Council to facilitate an artist-in-residence program. This residency program provides a valuable opportunity for artists from a wide range of disciplines and career levels to build their practice and engage with a flourishing hub of artistic activity. We are seeking applications for this rotating self directed artist-in-residence program. The dates and deadlines are listed below.
The successful applicant will be expected to use the space a minimum of 2-3 days per week and perform an artist talk or workshop in conjunction with a culminating open studio, open to the public.
Two artists will be selected for each term and are expected to share the studio space.
* Please note you must be a member of the Hamilton Arts Council in order to be considered for this opportunity.
Please provide the following information:
- Letter of intent/ project proposal (500 words max)
- Short Biography (100 words max)
- Artist Statement (350 words max)
- Curriculum Vitae (3 pages max)
- 10 images (max) in JPEG format or links to youtube or vimeo files
- April – June 2018 Deadline: March 2, 2018 (Closed)
- July – September 2018 Deadline: May 1, 2018 [Extended]
- November – January 2019 Deadline: September 7, 2018
- [October – Visiting Artist Residency – Estonia]
Results will be communicated shortly after the deadline. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, only the successful applicant will be notified.
Please send applications in a single email to Executive@hamiltonartscouncil.ca.
Please include Cotton Factory Residency Application in the subject line of your email.
The Hamilton Arts Council Residency Program as well as the accompanying speakers series, is made possible through project from th Ontario Arts Council and The Cotton Factory.