Call for Submissions: "Phases"
The Algonquin Art Centre, in partnership with Algonquin Provincial Park, is glad to announce our 2016 autumn residency, "Phases"!

This year's gallery exhibition, Metamorphosis, focusses on the amazing changes and progressions that occur in nature. From biological changes paired with the rolling of the seasons to broad-based environmental trends, we've been reflecting on the way nature grows and accepts new situations. We've also been considering how conscious and unconscious human intervention participates in these natural processes, both positively and negatively. With "Phases," we hope to explore how we define, divide, and otherwise understand those periods of change, in spite of the ways they resist easy categorization.
As this season comes to an end, we'd like to invite an artist working in any medium to spend October 15th to the 23rd at one of Algonquin Park's secluded wilderness cabins working on a project that reflects our theme. The lodgings are equipped with a full kitchen and accessible by car.

As part of our partnership with the park, the artist will also have the opportunity to lead activities at our gallery and the Algonquin Visitor Centre. Arts-communication is a crucial component of our residencies. It fulfils our mandate not only to foster artistic talent, but also to contribute cultural value to the larger community. In consultation with the Art Centre and park staff, the artist will be responsible for a demonstration, showcase, arts-educational talk, or any other form of public engagement. On Sunday, October 16th, they will be at the Algonquin Art Centre between the hours 11:00am and 3:30pm, and at the Algonquin Visitor Centre on Saturday, October 22 during the same hours. Aside from these responsibilities, the artist’s only task is to enjoy the inspiration Algonquin has to offer, reflect on their practice, and spend time working on whatever project they choose!
Please note that the successful applicant will be responsible for their own food and transportation throughout the week.

Interested applicants should submit this online form no later than September 23rd. We especially welcome submissions from women, artists of colour, and members of Canada’s First Nations.
We're excited to hear about your project!

If you have any questions about your applications, please direct an email to

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