Guest Artist Renter Program

Submission Deadline: TBD

Update: Submissions’ due date TBD; we have paused submissions at this time.

Each year, Open Studio awards Guest Renters who are established printmakers (from outside of Toronto), one month of free studio access. Guest Renters are responsible for securing their own funding to cover travel and accommodation expenses. Artists will also be required to sign the standard Open Studio rental contract. Guest Renter residencies will be scheduled to take place between the months of September and April.


The Guest Artist will receive the following benefits:

  • Open Studio is equipped for artists working with photographic, digital and other hybrid art forms within print media.
  • Up to one month, rent-free, independent access to Open Studio’s facilities.
  • Promotion through Open Studio via website and other marketing initiatives.
  • Print sales consignment will be considered.
  • The opportunity to make contacts within Open Studio’s printmaking community in Toronto.

Projects will be scheduled to take place between the months of September and April, starting a minimum of one year following the application deadline.

Submissions will be juried and notification sent out approximately eight weeks from the deadline. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of the competition.