Open Call

Luminous Bodies

Arts Unfold

No Funding
Toronto, Canada


Professional Artist.

Number of Participants

Collectives are accepted.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


July 18, 2022 - August 02, 2022


  • CA$876.00 program fee (one-time)


Alternative Processes Darkroom, Co-Working, Darkroom, Desk Space, Installation Space, Piano, Shared Studio, Silver Darkroom, Wood Shop


Live/Work, Private Room, Shared Bathroom, Shared Room


No meals

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Critique, Demo Day, Discussion, Exhibition, Group Dinners, Online Exhibition, Open Studios, Panel, Performances, Professional Development, Readings, Retreat, Visiting Professionals


Animation, Augmented Reality, Biotech, Choreography, Cinematography, Collective, Composers, Conceptual Art, Crafts & Trades, Dance, Design, Digital Media, Drawing, Fiber Arts, Fiction, Film, Illustration, Immersive Experiences, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Land Art, Moving Image, Multimedia, Music, Music Composition, Opera, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Poetry, Printmaking, Public Art, Research, Scholar, Scientists, Sculpture, Singing, Sound Art, Tech, Textile, Theatre, Thinkers, Video Art, Virtual Reality, Visual Arts, Wearable Technology


English, French, Portugese

Program Description

Luminous Bodies is a two-week residency to create artworks that shed new light on the human body. Its objective is to challenge “normativity” and Otherness. Its goal is to reinvent and re-present the body in most inclusive and diverse ways. Resident artist talks, gallery tours, visual and textual references, guest artist talks, and regular critiques (individual with Facilitator and group critiques) help uncover how our bodies are culturally and aesthetically constructed, displayed and controlled. Residents work individually or collaboratively to create artworks that reinvent the body through media of their choice, such as photography, video, installation, drawing, painting, performance, installation, sound art, movement art, media art, etc. There will be a closing exhibition of artworks created during the residency (if preferred, artists may show in open studio fashion). The essence of Luminous Bodies is about bringing to light heterogeneous bodies. It welcomes people in all walks o

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