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 Artists-in-Residence are Jody Chan and Brian Rigg.

Applications are currently open (Deadline: April 12, 2024)


Previous Artists-in-Residence

2022-23: Rhoma Spencer

2021-22: Teiya Kasahara 笠原 貞野

2020-21: Michèle Pearson Clarke