Third annual Local Arts Residency seeking applicants

Kingstonist file photo.

The Local Arts Residency will return to the Kingston Grand Theatre this summer, and the City of Kingston’s Arts & Culture Services department is seeking applications from Kingston-based emerging or mid-career professional artists or collectives working in theatre, dance, music, circus, comedy or inter-disciplinary practices.

According to a release from the City, four week-long residencies will be offered in July 2023 and will provide local performing artists space and support to create, explore, and nurture new directions in their work. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, Apr. 5, 2023, at 5 p.m.

“We have so many incredible artists in Kingston and this residency offers an opportunity to further help develop and nurture that talent,” said Danika Lochhead, Manager of Arts and Sector Development for the City of Kingston. “Now in its third year, the Residency program has become an annual artist development initiative for Arts & Culture Services and has had great success in bringing artists together in the Kingston Grand Theatre to collaborate, connect, and create.”  

The call for applications, evaluation criteria, and the application form can be found on the City of Kingston website.   

The Residency will follow last year’s layout, with two spaces — the Baby Grand, a dynamic black box theatre, and the Regina Rosen Auditorium, a performance hall — available to artists. Two residencies will take place simultaneously over the course of two weeks in July 2023 and the venue will become a hub of local artistic activity, according to the release.

The 2023 Residencies will take place on the following weeks:

  • Monday, July 3 to Friday, July 7
  • Monday, July 24 to Friday, July 28

Artists-in-residence will receive in-kind use of a professional workspace featuring state-of-the-art equipment, professional support in technical production, and an honourarium of $1,000, according to the release. Videos that capture the behind-the-scenes look at the residencies will be created for promotion and public awareness.

Learn more about the Local Arts Residency: https://www.cityofkingston.ca/explore/culture-history/arts/local-arts-residency

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