Open Call

OCAD University: CONTEMPORARY FLORENCE STUDIO - Spring and Summer Open Session: Creator in Residence

OCAD University

No Funding
Florence, Italy


This program is flexible to suit the needs of creative practices at various levels and media. This is an opportunity to dedicate time to your practice, or experiment with new processes and considerations. It is ideal for individuals who want to further their own studio or written work, with a structure that will provide a new context and framework for them to do so within. All participants over 18 years of age who feel they meet the specific program mandate are welcome to participate. Spring Open Session Creator-in-Residence: Register by March 15th, 2019 Summer Open Session Creator-in-Residence: Register by May 27th, 2019

Number of Participants

For each program, the cohort will have a maximum of 16 participants.


No deadline


April 14, 2019 - July 24, 2019


  • CA$900.00 program fee


Co-Working, Desk Space, Shared Studio


No meals

Public Programs

Courses, Mentors, Open Studios, Professional Development, Retreat, Self-Directed, Workshops


Arts Administrator, Book Arts, Collective, Conceptual Art, Curatorial, Design, Entrepreneur , Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Painting, Pedagogy, Photography, Sculpture, Social Practice, Textile, Visual Arts



Program Description

Open Session: Creator in Residence Spring: April 12th - 18th, April 19th-26th, 2019 Duration: 1 week or 2 weeks (participant can select) and Summer: July 8th - 14th, July 15th- 22nd, 2019 Duration: 1 week or 2 weeks (participant can select) Immerse yourself in a city where the rich traditions of fine art and craftsmanship meet contemporary art and design! This program supports the participation of artists, designers, writers and any creative practitioners that can benefit from the time and space to develop their practice in a studio environment. As a participant, you will receive access to space at OCAD U’s Florence studio in Florence’ San Marco neighbourhood. Your own designated work space will be complemented by the proximity to other creative professionals from around the world, as well as an array of programming to help you reflect on and share your practice. The residency includes an introductory Italian lesson, group community events, studio visits with local practitioners.

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