The Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto will commence a one-year pilot program for an artist in residence beginning in September 2020. The Centre residency will provide financial and other material support for artists working in any medium (photography, sculpture, media arts, theatre, writing, etc.), whose work centres on LGBTQ2S+ lives, communities, histories, and cultures and expressly concentrates on 1) the role art plays in expanding how we think about sexual diversity 2) relations between art, activism, and social justice. The residency will culminate in a fully funded exhibition, reading, or performance of the resident’s work-in-progress. The successful applicant is expected to be in residence in the Greater Toronto Area during the period of their award and will join the faculty and students who make up our intellectual community and participate in the Centre’s day-to-day activities. They will be given office space and access to the vast faculty resources, manuscript archives, and library collections available at the University of Toronto and the Bonham Centre. The successful candidate will receive a stipend of $15,000. To get a sense of the wide disciplinary range and diversity of the Bonham Centre’s community and academic offerings consult our website.
To apply submit a short 1-page cover letter and curriculum vitae to firstname.lastname@example.org. The letter should discuss your work in general and the project you plan to undertake while in residence in particular. Please also include an example of your work (in the form of an on-line link, PDF, jpeg etc.). Applications due: June 2nd 2020.