The City of Toronto offers a variety of residencies and gallery programs designed to help artists develop their skills and share their talents with local communities. Browse the opportunities below and learn how to take your creative practice to the next level at a City-operated cultural centre.

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Process+Practice is a two-year dance residency at Assembly Hall that supports local dancers in the research, creation and presentation of new works while offering compelling artistic experiences that allow the local community to engage with the art of dance. Presented in partnership with TOES FOR DANCE, the program nurtures artistic development and community-building by holding time and space for dancers and choreographers to experiment, discuss and explore the art form.

Who Can Apply

Professional dance artists who are based in Toronto or have some other meaningful and ongoing connection to the area.

A cohort of two artists/projects will be selected for 2025 to 2026 that reflects the communities within and around Toronto. Artists working in non-dominant dance forms/practices and equity-seeking artists, especially those who identify as IBPOC, disabled/mad, and a part of the 2SLGBTQI+ community, are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Applications are currently closed. Call for applications for the 2025 to 2026 residency will be issued in July 2024.

The Cedar Ridge Summer Residency program provides one emerging or mid-career visual artist with a unique workspace at the center for eight weeks, from early July to late August, and a residency package valued at $6,000.

Nestled in the Cedar Ridge Park and gardens, the residency space is The Gardener’s Cottage, overlooking a ravine with the Highland Creek below. The cottage is adjacent to the Cedar Ridge Main House, which holds galleries and instructional art studios.

The successful applicant will have access to the workspace during Cedar Ridge operating hours and will have the opportunity to present works developed during the residency at a September exhibition at the Cedar Ridge Gallery.

How to Apply

Artists interested in applying for the Summer Residency must complete the online form by the deadline of April 26.

Apply for Cedar Ridge Summer Residency

The Clark Centre for the Arts Artist Residency program provides emerging and mid-career Toronto artists with opportunities to think, experiment, work and create in an artistic lakeside yet urban environment. Residencies conclude with a one-month exhibition in Gallery 191.

How to Apply

Applications are currently closed.