The aim of THE INTERGENERATIONAL LGBT ARTIST RESIDENCY is a vision and experience of sustainability through resource sharing, shared practice, art career management training, and community building via Canadian LGBTQ2 visual art and political histories. By exploring Canadian LGBTQ2 art history and artistic practice, while supporting artists and art production, we could foster communication across generational lines. With this community building initiative, artists highlight the trajectory and longevity of LGBTQ2, both historically and reaching into the future.
The INTERGENERATIONAL LGBT ARTIST RESIDENCY takes place on Toronto Island at an artist retreat centre called Artscape Gibraltar Point. The land on which the residency is held is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee, and most recently, the territory of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation. The territory was the subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Iroquois Confederacy and the Ojibwe and allied nations to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes.This territory is also covered by the Upper Canada Treaties. Today, the meeting place of Toronto (from the Haudenosaunee word Tkaronto) is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work in the community, on this territory.
- Alliance of Artist Communities
- Res Artis