Open Call

LUMINOUS BODIES art residency

Arts Unfold

No Funding
Toronto, Canada


Professional artist in any discipline or level.

Number of Participants

Up to twenty participants can be accommodated. However, each year the group is about 15 participants.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


June 29, 2020 - July 13, 2020


  • CA$1,100.00 program fee (one-time)


Alternative Processes Darkroom, Conference Rooms, Co-Working, Darkroom, Desk Space, Installation Space, Library, Shared Studio, Silver Darkroom, Wood Shop


Kitchen, Private Room, Shared Bathroom, Shared Room


No meals

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Critique, Demo Day, Discussion, Exhibition, Group Dinners, Mentors, Open Studios, Performances, Readings, Retreat, Self-Directed, Seminars, Visiting Professionals, Workshops


Book Arts, Cartoonist, Ceramics, Choreography, Conceptual Art, Dance, Digital Media, Documentary, Drawing, Fiber Arts, Film, Illustration, Immersive Experiences, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Land Art, Moving Image, Multimedia, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Poetry, Public Art, Sculpture, Singing, Social Practice, Sound Art, Textile, 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 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 artists create artworks that reinvent the body through media of their choice, such as photography, video, installation, drawing, painting, performance, installation, sound, movement, media art, etc. There will be a closing exhibition. The essence of Luminous Bodies is about bringing to light heterogeneous bodies. It welcomes people in all walks of life into a creative journey of critical innovation and self-discovery. People with disabilities, people of colour and diverse gender identifications are encouraged to apply.

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