Call for applications from Canadian artists for the 2017 Doris McCarthy Artist-in-Residence program

    August 3, 2016

    The Ontario Heritage Trust is calling for applications to the 2017 Doris McCarthy Artist-in-Residence program. The application deadline is September 30, 2016.

    This residency program is open to professional artists from across Canada practising a wide array of disciplines. Located at Fool's Paradise, McCarthy's former home on the Scarborough Bluffs in Toronto, the site provides accommodation and studio space in a serene and picturesque setting where artists can concentrate on their creative work. Residencies are available throughout 2017, with terms ranging from one to six months.

    The Doris McCarthy Artist-in-Residence program at Fool's Paradise is coordinated by the Ontario Heritage Trust. According to McCarthy's wishes, the Trust established the residency program to embrace the multi-disciplinary nature of the arts, demonstrate the positive and restorative influence of landscape and the environment, and foster excellence among contemporary Canadian artists, musicians and writers. As part of the residency, artists are required to provide a mentorship opportunity to support the development of an emerging artist or artists.

    Ontario Heritage Trust