Open Studio is an Artist-Run Centre (ARC) dedicated to contemporary print. We offer accessible, inclusive and affordable printmaking facilities, programs and services for artists and the public from across Canada and abroad. We are committed to engaging and supporting those who identify as Black, Indigenous, People(s) of Colour (BIPOC); Two-spirited, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, Pansexual (2SLGBTQ+); and Deaf Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Persons Living with Mental Illness.
Open Studio offers several calls for submissions throughout the year for various opportunities such as exhibitions, residencies, fundraising events and other programs. Most of our opportunities are open to the public, and some are specifically for our membership. If you would like to find out how to become an Open Studio Artist Member, please click here. All public calls are open to our Artist Members except for the Visiting Artist residencies.
Interested in seeing our studio? Click here to access our virtual tour.
COVID-19 Update: Please note that accommodations will be made for health and safety protocols in the studio as necessary. For applications submitted on May 31st, 2021; residencies would begin in the fall of 2021 at the earliest and may be delayed until the spring of 2022.
Notifications for recent calls (May 2021) will be provided by the end of July 2021. For further updates (including upcoming deadlines) we strongly recommend signing up for our email newsletter here.
The next submissions call will take place in the new year of 2022 for Exhibitions & Visiting Artist Residencies. Exact date to be confirmed (TBC).
Note: please click the links below to find out more about our various programs and how to apply. Most applications are opened for submission a month before the deadline. If you have questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we would be happy to help.
FOR THE PUBLIC
Residencies & Exhibition Opportunities open to the public*:
Paused until Jan. 2022: Visiting Artist Residencies
Paused until Jan. 2022: Main Gallery Exhibitions Call
May 31, 2022: Black, Indigenous, People(s) of Colour Artist Residency
May 31, 2022: Emerging Printmaker Scholarship Residency
May 31, 2022:Nick Novak Mid-Career Printmaker Residency
*All public calls are open to our members except for the Visiting Artist residency program. Applications open one month before the deadline. For further updates (including upcoming deadlines) we strongly recommend signing up for our email newsletter here.
Residencies & Exhibition Opportunities open to members:
Paused until Jan. 2022: Project Space Exhibitions Call
May 31, 2022: Atelier Circulaire Artist Member Exchange
May 31, 2022: Hexagon Mid-Career Artist Member Residency
May 31, 2022: Jeannie Thib Emerging Artist Member Residency
Applications open one month before the deadline. For further updates (including upcoming deadlines) we strongly recommend signing up for our email newsletter here.
From time to time, we may have additional calls for submissions for one-off exhibitions, fundraising events or other special programming.
Closed: Black, Indigenous, People(s) of Colour Project Space Call for Submissions
Closed: Inuit Artist Creative Residency (partnership with Kinngait Studios)
Helpful documents: Submission Forms Help