1 month.
Paid by host:

Accommodation, board, food, studio, technical facilities.

Paid by artist:

Individual traveling expenses, personal needs, working material.

Application guidelines:

There are no application forms. Applications are accepted by mail and courier only. Faxed or electronic applications are not accepted. The competition is international, applicants can be at any stage of their career (i.e. senior, established, emerging) but may not be enrolled in any arts degree program. Applications are accepted from artists of all disciplines including visual artists, writers, set and costume designers, composers and professionals working in theatre, dance and film/video at the research or conceptualization stage of a project. Applicants must be 19 years of age or older. Applications are for individual artists only.

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Gibraltar Point Centre for the Arts

Gibraltar Point Centre for the Arts


The Gibraltar Point residency program provides professional artists with a fully subsidized opportunity to live and work on Toronto Islands for one month. The program is open to artists who are engaged in the research or creation of work and is designed to provide participants with uninterrupted time to think, create and experiment in the diverse community at The Gibraltar Point Centre for the Arts.

Accommodation Information

On site accommodation consists of bright, cozy, residency style private bedrooms, shared bathrooms and showers. Residents have access to a laundry room, common lounge and fully equipped kitchen.


The Artist Centre is a lakefront oasis just minutes from downtown Toronto. Toronto Islands is a 230 hectare city park in Toronto's harbour. The Islands offer a wide range of recreational pursuits. The Islands are also home to an airport and 746 individuals whose remarkable community boasts one of the highest per capita populations of artists in the country. The City of Toronto operates a year-round, fifteen-minute ferry service to Toronto Islands from its ferry terminal at the foot of Bay Street. For ferry schedules and information call +1(416) 392 8193. The Gibraltar Point Centre is a short bike ride from island ferry docks or a 15 minute walk from the Centre Island docks. Direct water taxi service is also available.

Contact information

171 East Liberty Street
Suite 224
Toronto ON M6K 3P6

info [at] torontoartscape.on.ca