The City of Windsor, Arts Council Windsor & Region (ACWR), and Broken City Lab (BCL) are pleased to present Neighbourhood Spaces: Windsor & Region Artist-in-Residence Program, a new initiative locating Canadian artists in community sites throughout Windsor and Essex County for 4-6 week artist residencies. Supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, this program allows artists to pursue research and/or create works that engage, explore and connect with local communities.
Neighbourhood Spaces allows artists to work in non-traditional spaces in non-traditional ways, embedding artists in community sites such as parks, nature reserves, libraries, and health or community centres. Community sites provide a "home base" for each artist, so they can work both with and in the community and discover, explore, and respond to its stories, triumphs, and challenges.
Neighbourhood Spaces aims to:
Engage in collaborative and community arts practice
Expand opportunities for residents and visitors to interact and connect with the arts
Facilitate neighbourhood participation in community spaces
Provide an opportunity for local and national artists to develop and expand their practice in meaningful ways with/in new communities and environments
Encourage civic participation, creating a pride of place
Residencies began in July 2013 and are staggered over the next year, concluding in August 2014. A final exhibition and symposium will be held in the fall of 2014, and an online publication will be created documenting the program.
- Lisa Lipton (Halifax, NS) July to August 2013
- Kenneth MacLeod (Windsor, ON) August to September 2013
- Ariana Jacob (Portland, OR) August 2013
- Camille Turner (Toronto, ON) October 2013
- Zachary Gough (Portland, OR) November to December 2013
- Emily Davidson (Halifax, NS) April to May 2014
- Daniel McCafferty (Windsor, ON) June to July 2014
- Amanda white (Toronto, ON) June to July 2014
- Arturo Herrera (Windsor, ON) July to August 2014
Nadja Pelkey; Program Coordinator
Neighbourhood Spaces : Windsor & Region Artist in Residence Program
This program is a collaborative partnership between the City of Windsor, Arts Council Windsor & Region, and Broken City Lab (“The Collaborative”). This program is made possible through the generous financial support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.