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Student Summer Residency

Our next Call for Residents deadline will be in March 2019

Student Summer Residents have extensive access to our beautiful, 1200 square foot, equipped studio from May - August. The residency is open to all full-time arts and design students exploring textiles in their work and intending to return to school full-time in the Fall.

We offer subsidized monthly studio fees of $175 per month, pro-rated to reflect the length of student's residency/project. This includes access to CTS' annual International Visiting Artist summer workshop at significantly reduced rate (June/July 2018).

The successful applicants will provide their own materials including screens for printing work, fabrics, pigments, dyes, and auxiliaries. Most studio-owned equipment is available for use by Residents with orientation. Residents will supply their own specialized equipment (please note that not all equipment and textile processes can be accommodated in the Studio).

Students who successfully complete their residency may be eligible for a Fall/Winter part-time residency while continuing
their studies.

"My experience at the Co-op was amazing. I was able to work in a well-equipped studio for 6 weeks, had the opportunity to meet amazing textile artists, and be part of workshops." - Maria Tapal (Student Summer Resident, 2017)


1. Resume and a brief expression of interest outlining your interest in, and any applicable experience related to, the textile arts and to working within a co-operative arts studio

2. 3-5 digital JPEG images with a list indicating dimensions, date, title and materials, or reference to website

3. Brief outline of the applicant's intended summer project(s), including the processes, materials and equipment needed

4. Estimate of the expected time usage for the studio: number of weeks, days per week, and times of day (e.g. weekdays/weekends, mornings, afternoons, evenings, full days, etc.)

5. Two professional references, including e-mail addresses and phone numbers (references should include a textile instructor and studio technologist if possible and cannot include an existing Co-op member)

Please direct any questions, and submit all required information and images via email to: info@textilestudio.ca

You can download a printable PDF of our residency flyer: Student Summer Residency (PDF)