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Open Call: Ceramic, Glass, and Enamel Arts TD Residency for Black, Indigenous, and Underrepresented Peoples and Communities

Applications are now open for our Fall 2024 residency as part of the Ceramic, Glass, and Enamel Arts TD Residency for Black, Indigenous, and Underrepresented Peoples and Communities. This residency period is scheduled to begin in October of 2024. Interested artists are encouraged to apply at the link below with all requested materials by no later than August 1, 2024.

My TD Artist Residency at the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery was an incredibly enriching
experience. The facility was exceptionally well-managed, creating an environment that was both
professional and inspiring. The staff were kind and extremely supportive, always ready to assist and encourage, which significantly enhanced my time there.

Kaashif Ghanie, resident artist of Spring 2024.

Ceramic, Glass, and Enamel Arts TD Residency

For Black, Indigenous, and Underrepresented Peoples and Communities

The Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery is excited to re-launch our artist-in-residence program with a focus on artists who are Black, Indigenous, and/or who identify as Underrepresented Peoples/Communities with the support of TD Bank Group. The TD Residency will enable two emerging artists to undertake a fully funded 8-week residency at the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery in Waterloo, Ontario each year. Residents will be equipped with a working studio space, an honorarium, materials, and mentorship as they complete a body of work. Artists-in-residence will also engage the local community through public programs at the Gallery and produce digital content to be shared across the country.

Artists are eligible to work in ceramics, fused glass, stained glass, or vitreous enamel. Artists must work in the studio 35 hours per week for a period of 8 weeks. One residency will be offered Fall 2023 (roughly October-December) and one residency in Winter 2024 (roughly February-April). Each selected resident will receive an honorarium of $6,500 for travel and living expenses and will have access to a budget of $500 for materials and specialized tools. During the residency, the selected artist will be expected to spend approximately 10 hours per week supporting the Gallery through studio operations, workshops, and other relevant duties. Following completion of the residency, the artist’s work may be presented in a public display at the Gallery or offered for sale in the Gallery Shop and Shop Online (standard consignment agreement applies).

This program is generously supported
by TD Bank Group

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Previous Residencies

In 2021-2022, the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery offered an artist residency program in ceramics and glass with the generous support of the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund. This series of residencies was a successful pilot project to support emerging Canadian artists working in clay, glass, and enamel. Artists worked on-site at the gallery creating new pieces, researching their practice, and supporting gallery programs.

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Previous Resident Artists