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October 31, 2022

Call for Submissions: Tactile Residency

Hosted by grunt gallery


grunt gallery, 116-350 East 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5T 4R8, Canada

grunt gallery is seeking artists looking to explore, critique, and learn together in a brand new Tactile Residency. This residency is designed to be a dynamic opportunity that provides space for participants to explore non-visual and tactile (touch) responses to works in the grunt gallery exhibition space and archives. Touch is ubiquitous with access. Touch is also discouraged or forbidden within most art and preservation spaces. Artists will be encouraged to explore these kinds of challenges during their residency and to work with grunt as they also explore creative access and non-visual contemporary art and culture.

In the first year, the gallery is calling for artists working on Coast Salish land, within the colonially named Metro Vancouver area, and is limited to those creative people who self-identify as Non-Visual, Blind, DeafBlind, Partially Sighted or Low Vision individuals and systems. No previous artistic experience is required, but they ask for people with a keen interest in responding, thinking, and creating. Two artists will be selected for this first year.

Submissions are due October 31st, 2022.

Participating artists will be paid a fee of $2000, with an expectation of about 10-15hrs/week of artistic labour over 6 weeks.


Applications can be submitted in text, voice, or ASL. When submitting voice recordings, please indicate the language used in the recording.

Hiring of interveners/interpreters/translators, time spent in additional meetings, and any workshop, community gathering, and research costs covered by grunt.

Full details (text and audio) and application options are here: https://grunt.ca/tactile-residency/

Accessibility statement: https://grunt.ca/grunt-gallery-accessibility-committee/

**Accessibility contact: **access@grunt.ca


grunt gallery

#116 - 350 East 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5T 4R8, Canada

Phone number: (604) 875-9516

Email: communications@grunt.ca


grunt gallery

116-350 East 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5T 4R8, Canada