June 19, 2021
Call for Applications: Intergenerational LGBT Virtual Residency
Since 2013, the Intergenerational LGBT Artist Residency (ILGBTAR) has offered an embodied, site-specific experience for participating residents at Artscape Gibraltar Point on Toronto Island (including food, lodging, studio space, site visits, workshops and a supportive LGBTQ2+ environment of peership and critical engagement). This summer on the Island due to travel restrictions and COVID protocols, we have the unique privilege to gather Ontario-based LGBTQ2+ artists together. One of the consequences of COVID-19 has been the widespread loss of cultural context for artists, immediately impacting income, studio practice and way of life to an extent that can feel irreparable. After careful consideration we have decided to return to Toronto Islands, abiding by rigorous COVID protocols, in person; to gather, listen, work, share skills and intergenerational oral histories - mask4mask - in the spirit of possibility. In the tradition of ILGBTAR’s goals as a relational artwork/curatorial praxis, we endeavour to learn from the oral histories of the disability rights movement, and the activist histories of the AIDS crisis. This is especially pertinent in these unprecedented times. The residency has existed for seven years and will continue this summer, by embracing creative solutions with a decolonial critique.
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