Artist in Residence

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Osgoode’s Artist in Residency Program is designed to explore representations of justice and legal education in the context of Osgoode’s commitment to researching and teaching law in context.

We welcome projects focused on interpreting legal history, examining law’s realities today, and imagining law’s future, whether in Canada and/or elsewhere in the world.  We are particularly interested in artists and projects that will reflect and enhance the diversity of the Osgoode community.  Osgoode welcomes applications from artists of all disciplines, who work in any medium or combinations of media.

The Artist in Residence will normally come for a term (September to December or January to April), although in exceptional circumstances, an Artist in Residence could be appointed for an entire academic year.  The Artist in Residence will receive an award of up to $25,000 for the fellowship (plus approximately $5,000 in disbursements), in addition to an office and full access to the academic resources and intellectual community at Osgoode.  The Artist in Residence will be expected to spend a significant portion of his/her period of residence at Osgoode.

The successful applicant will not normally be an existing member of the York University teaching staff or student body and will not normally hold a tenure-track or tenured academic position at another institution. Applications should specify if any specific equipment or materials are required which the artist is not in a position to supply, or any other costs associated with his/her project.

Interested individuals should submit an application online consisting of the following: (1) a curriculum vitae (CV); (2) a brief statement of interest (one to two pages) and in particular what projects(s) would be undertaken while in residency at Osgoode; (3) names of three referees who are familiar with the artist’s work; and (4) a detailed budget (up to $5,000), including an estimate of all project costs for design, fabrication/production, insurance, installation, and removal of the artwork to be received as soon as possible, and in any event no later than Friday, February 23, 2018.  Based on the statement of interest, applicants may be contacted for a more detailed proposal.  Preference will be given to applications which contemplate engagement and interaction with Osgoode students.

Enquires should be sent to: