Hamilton Artists Inc. Cotton Factory Residency Program

Artist in residence DB Kellam presenting during Cotton Factory Talks in the studio, 2017

The Hamilton Artists Inc. Cotton Factory Residency Program is a 3-month rotating artist residency for Inc. members as well as recipients of Hamilton Artists Inc.’s Award for Distinction from the McMaster Studio Art Program, who are gifted the space for one year following graduation. The Hamilton Artists Inc. Cotton Factory Residency Program provides a valuable opportunity for artists from a wide range of disciplines and career levels to build their practice. Participating artists are encouraged to use their time to experiment, develop new ideas and learn new skills in addition to forming meaningful ties with their fellow artists in residence, Cotton Factory tenants, and Inc. members. Hamilton Artists Inc. would like to thank the Cotton Factory for its demonstrated, ongoing commitment to fostering emerging artist practices as well as their continued contribution to Hamilton’s flourishing contemporary art community.

The studio is located on the second floor of the Storehouse Building at the Cotton Factory (270 Sherman Ave. N.) in room 236.

Read the press release announcing the inaugural recipients of the Hamilton Artists Inc. Cotton Factory Residency Program HERE

Current Recipients:
Abedar Kamgari
DB Kellam
Lydia Santia
Nancy Anne McPhee

Past Recipients:
Adrienne Spier – Feb – Apr, 2016
Singithi Kandage – Feb – Apr, 2016
Jenna Robineau – May – Jul, 2016
Jordyn Stewart – Aug – Oct, 2016
Mia Sandhu – Nov 2016 – Jan 2017

Call for Applicants
Hamilton Artists Inc. Cotton Factory Residency Program

Continuing Hamilton Artists Inc.’s exciting partnership with the Cotton Factory at 270 Sherman, we are pleased to continue administering a series of rotating residencies open to our membership in this space. In 2016, the Cotton Factory generously donated a studio space for the Inc. to facilitate an artist in residence program through our membership. This residency program provides a valuable opportunity for artists from a wide range of disciplines and career levels to build their practice and engage with a thriving hub of artistic activity. The Inc. is seeking applications for a rotating artist in residence in the space – see below for specific deadlines and tenures. The residency is self directed, but the successful applicant will be expected to use the space a minimum of 2-3 days a week and perform an artist talk or workshop in conjunction with a culminating open studio – open to the public. The selected applicant will be sharing the studio space with this year’s Ignition award winners, Abedar Kamgari, Lydia Santia and DB Kellam as well as short term visiting artists exhibiting at Hamilton Artists Inc.
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* Please note you must be a member of  Hamilton Artists Inc. in good standing in order to be considered for this opportunity..
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Please send the Jury:
Letter of intent/ project proposal (500 words max)
Short Biography (100 words max)
Artist Statement (350 words max)
Curriculum Vitae (3 pages max)
10 images (max) in JPEG format or links to youtube or vimeo files
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Current Residency: May 9 – July 30,  2017
Deadline: April 15, 2017

Results will be communicated shortly after the deadline. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, only the successful applicant will be notified.
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Please send applications in a single email to selections@theinc.ca. Please include Residency Application in the subject line of your email.

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