The Artist-in-Residence

The Centre residency provides 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 culminates in a fully funded exhibition, reading, or performance of the resident’s work-in-progress. The artist-in-residence 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 are 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.

Our current Artist-in-Residence is Teiya Kasahara 笠原 貞野.

Applications are currently open for the 2022-23 Artist-in-Residence.

The Queer and Trans Research Lab (QTRL) at the University of Toronto invites all qualified applicants to apply to be our artist-in-residence for the 2022-23 school year. The QTRL residency will provide financial and other material support for artists working in any medium (photography, sculpture, visual art, media arts, theatre, poetry, playwriting, fiction, etc.), whose work centres on LGBTQ2S+ lives, communities, histories, and cultures. The residency will culminate in a funded exhibition, reading, screening, 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 activities at the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies. These may include guest lectures, a public artist talk, office hours with our students, and a general presence at the Centre. 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 $20,000. To get a sense of the wide disciplinary range and diversity of the Bonham Centre’s community and academic offerings visit our website.

To apply, please submit a short 1-page cover letter and curriculum vitae to qtrl.sds@utoronto.ca. The letter should discuss your work in general and the project you plan to undertake while in residence. Please also include an example of your work in the form of an on-line link, PDF, jpeg. or other format.

Applications due: April 15th, 2022.

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact qtrl.sds@utoronto.ca.

Previous Artists-in-Residence

2020-21: Michèle Pearson Clarke