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Algonquin Artist-in-Residence Program

In partnership with the Algonquin Art Centre, Algonquin Provincial Park is pleased to announce the launch of the 2018 Artist in Residence program.

This program allows artists working in various areas (visual, literary, media arts) to spend time in the heart of the beautiful Algonquin wilderness: working on their projects, collaborating with park researchers, and participating in artistic outreach opportunities in the park Visitor Center and the Algonquin Art Center.

For this year’s residency, we asked artists to explore what makes Algonquin Provincial Park so unique as a natural park.

Inside a beech forest

The residency will be held September 5-12 at the Found Lake residence, located just behind the Algonquin Art Center at mile marker 20 of Highway 60. The residence is equipped with a full kitchen and is accessible by car.

Check out our previous artists in residence.

Dissemination of art in the community.

The artist will have the opportunity to lead activities at the Algonquin Art Center and the Algonquin Visitor Center. Artistic communication is a crucial component of our residencies. It fulfills our mandate not only to foster artistic talent, but also to provide cultural value to the community at large.

Man posing with arms crossed in artwork close-up.2015 Algonquin Artist in Residence, Daniel St-Amant

In consultation with the Algonquin Art Center and park staff, the artist will be responsible for a demonstration, exhibition, educational arts talk, or any other form of public participation.

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The public participation piece will take place on Saturday, September 8 at the Algonquin Visitor Center between 11:00 am and 3:30 pm, and at the Algonquin Art Center on Sunday, September 9, during the same schedule.

Your mission

Selfie of a man with a net over his shoulder with a lake and a forest in the background - black and white photography2017 Algonquin Artist in Residence, Peter B. Mills

Aside from these responsibilities, the artist’s only task is to enjoy the inspiration that Algonquin has to offer, reflect on his practice, and spend time working on whatever project he chooses.

Please note that the successful applicant will be responsible for their own food and transportation throughout the week.

Interested applicants must submit this form online no later than August 15, 2018. The successful applicant will be notified the following week.