Do you want to be Guelph’s 2019 Artist in Residence?

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Guelph, Ont., December 3, 2018 – The City of Guelph invites artists to apply for a chance to become the City’s Artist in Residence for 2019.

The successful artist will develop a community-based project that engages residents and visitors, creatively animates civic spaces and promotes an appreciation of the arts in Guelph.

“This opportunity is ideal for a community-engaged artist or artist team,” says Stacey Dunnigan, the City’s manager of culture and tourism. “We’re looking for an applicant who is comfortable showcasing and sharing their artistic practice in the community.”

The program is open to artists practicing in all art forms including visual, literary or performing arts, architecture and design, or media arts such as sound, video or photography.

The successful artist will be chosen through a two-stage selection process:

  1. Stage one, Expression of Interest (EOI): Artists will be evaluated on their body of work, including their ability to deliver high-quality work on time and on budget, and their capacity to engage the community. EOIs are due by January 11 at 4 p.m. and are assessed by the City’s Council-appointed Public Art Advisory Committee (PAAC). Three artists will be selected to move on to stage two.
  2. Stage two, Request for Proposals (RFP): Three shortlisted artists will receive a $325 honorarium after submitting a detailed project proposal, timeline and budget. They will also be invited to participate in interviews with City staff and a PAAC representative.

The successful artist will receive a project budget of $6,500 to implement their proposal. Artists should note this is not a live-in residency.

Visit to read the full call to artists and learn about the application and selection process.

About the City of Guelph Artist in Residence Program

The Artist in Residence program launched in 2014. This public art initiative provides opportunities for artists to engage with the public and showcase their work while broadening the community’s experience of the arts.

Media Contact

Stacey Dunnigan, Manager of Culture and Tourism
Culture, Tourism and Community Investment
City of Guelph
519-822-1260  extension 2533