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Application requirements

An application will be made to the Trust, explaining why the artist wishes to participate in the program, and describing the project to be undertaken during the proposed residency. The proposal must provide a plan for how the applicant proposes to use his/her time. Applicants should also identify and demonstrate the availability of resources and the capacity needed to undertake the proposed project effectively during the residency.

Applications must be submitted using the form found on the SlideRoom online portal. Step-by-step application instructions are available on the portal.

To be deemed a complete application, the following components must be submitted on or before the application deadline by each applicant:

1. Application form

2. Curriculum vitae

3. Portfolio

Portfolio components

Each application must be supported by documentation that is sufficiently representative of the applicable artistic discipline and the artist’s body of work. For visual artists, images will be required. Musicians will be required to submit recordings. Authors, playwrights and poets must provide samples of their writing. The portfolio should:

  • illustrate past work as an independent professional artist and provide a resumé and samples of their work (i.e., the applicant works full-time as an artist and has been trained in his/her art form)
  • demonstrate recognition by peers and the artist’s community
  • explain how the residency will expand and develop his/her work as an artist and contribute to the creative process, building on past work

The application deadline is September 30.

Please provide up to four items – images (up to 5 MB each), video (up to 250 MB each), audio (up to 30 MB each) and/or PDFs (up to 10 MB each). You may also link to media from YouTube, Vimeo or SoundCloud.

Decisions will be made in mid-November each year. Only complete and fully eligible applications will be processed. Successful candidates will be notified in early December.

If candidates have questions about eligibility, the application/assessment process or the residency program in general, they are encouraged to contact the Trust at 416-314-4907 or by email at dmair@heritagetrust.on.ca prior to the annual application deadline.