A series of new, short-term craft residency opportunities in making and writing have been created in Burlington, Ontario, as part of the inaugural Can Craft? Craft Can! Canadian Craft Biennial.
Through the collaborative efforts of the Art Gallery of Burlington (AGB), Craft Ontario and Studio Magazine, two residency programs will host up to six makers and/or writers at the AGB from September 5th – 15th, 2017.
The Makers Residency will be hosted at the AGB, with access to studio space from seven guilds of various disciplines on site, including pottery, woodcarving and sculpture, photography, fine art, fibre arts, rug hooking, and handweavers and spinners. Applicants are encouraged across a range of experience, materials and processes used.
The Writers Residency will also be hosted at the AGB, including elements of formal/directed exchange of ideas with leadership from established members of the craft field, paired with a self-guided learning environment. Applicants should be in the first part of their careers, ready to explore and develop interests in material culture as embodied in the craft discourse.
These two residency programs will run concurrently, doubling the opportunity for unique, cross-disciplinary exchange.