VAM’s Creative Residency

VAM invites Mississauga emerging artists (18-29 years of age) to apply for VAM’s Creative Residency program. VAM’s Creative Residency (VCR) is an opportunity for emerging youth artists in Mississauga to participate in a 6 month exhibitions program with a focus on mentorship and professional development. Student artists will be invited to use VAM’s art centre to meet with their peers monthly to work towards a final exhibition, while under advisement by VAM’s Exhibitions Coordinator. Selected participants must be enrolled in or recently graduated from a post-secondary visual arts program and must be living and/or taking classes in Mississauga. Throughout the program, VAM will invite established Mississauga artists for 3 mentorship dinners, in which the students can network and receive constructive feedback on their artistic practice and exhibition goals. The closing will be a 2 week exhibition and, including an Opening Reception of the work produced throughout the program. VCR artists will receive a professional exhibition honorarium for their work.
 
PROGRAM TIMELINE
 
APPLICATION DEADLINE September 14 2018
ARTISTS NOTIFICATION September 21 2018
PROGRAM LENGTH Start October 22 2018 End March 8 2019
Studio space meetings once a month in the VAM Art Centre
Three mentorship dinners to be announced after acceptance
 
Program terms and application form: VAM’s Creative Residency Application
 
For more information or questions about the program, please email Eldiana Begovic at exhibits@visualartsmississauga.com
 
This program is proudly supported and funded by the Community of Foundation of Mississauga Smart and Caring Children and Youth Fund.
 

 
 

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