Please complete this form to apply for a Doris McCarthy Artist-in-Residence placement. Ensure that all information is complete and accurate, and attach any requested documents or links. Please note that applicants are also required to submit a declaration form. For further instructions on How to apply ...

The Doris McCarthy Artist-in-Residence program is supported by the RBC Foundation.

Deadline for applications: September 30 (no later than 3 p.m. EDT)

Applicant contact information
Applicant biography

Please provide a brief description (maximum of 150 words/approximately 1,000 characters).

Please provide a brief description (maximum of 150 words/approximately 1,000 characters).

Please provide a brief description (maximum of 150 words/approximately 1,000 characters).

Artist statement

Describe your work and its significance and inspiration, as well as your technique and overall vision (maximum of 250 words/approximately 1,700 characters).

Creative disciplines

In order to assist the Trust in the adjudication process, please indicate the discipline(s) that best characterize your previous work and/or the work that you propose to undertake during a residency.

Proposed residency project description

Please provide a brief description of your proposed project during your residency and its contribution to your artistic discipline (maximum of 500 words/approximately 3,500 characters).

Include a weekly execution plan, details of the media you propose to use, and your level of knowledge in the processes required (maximum of 200 words/approximately 1,400 characters).

Include such things as: Contributes to the site's legacy as a vital, active centre for artistic production, Embraces the multi-faceted nature of the site (home, studio and natural environment), Fosters artistic excellence, or Contributes to the development of your practice (maximum of 200 words/approximately 1,400 characters).


Each resident artist is required to provide a mentorship component in his/her proposal. Briefly describe (maximum of 200 words/approximately 1,400 characters) how you would provide a mentorship opportunity to a young and/or emerging artist - for example, through a workshop, lecture, critique, studio visit, coaching, etc.

Preferred residency dates

This application is for the next calendar year (January 1 to December 31). Residencies may range from one to three months. Please specify your preferred start and end dates. Since we cannot guarantee your first choice, please provide two alternates.

Application checklist

Please ensure that you have completed all parts of this application form and have included all supporting information. Please indicate the format and method of submission.

A declaration form must be submitted as part of your application. It can be submitted by email, or sent by mail along with any other supporting materials.

If the portfolio, or certain components of it, is being submitted as a website and/or social media channel (e.g., YouTube, Facebook or Flickr), please specify below and provide accompanying links.


Personal information on this form is collected under the authority of the Ontario Heritage Act, R.S.O. 1990, C.O. 18, section 7, and will be used to process, administer and adjudicate proposed residency applicants. The information will be held in our files and may be subject to a freedom of information request. For further information, please contact the Executive Assistant, Ontario Heritage Trust, 10 Adelaide Street East, Toronto, Ontario, M5C 1J3, 416-314-4903. (Form will be sent to: