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Student Residency Fall 2021

Our next Call for Residents deadline is October 1, 2021

We are now accepting applications for student residents for Fall 2021. At CTSC, we rely on our members' and residents' diverse backgrounds and perspectives to spark innovation and creativity. We invite students from diverse communities to apply and gain access to our beautiful 1200 square foot equipped studio located at 401 Richmond Street West in Toronto.


Residencies take place between October 18 - December 19, 2021 with scope for an extra work week should the resident need more time.

Open to fourth year full-time art and design students exploring textiles in their work and intending to return to school full-time in the winter of 2022. Students must be able to work independently in the studio.

During these Covid-19 times, we are working under a master calendar where each member signs up for 4-hour blocks. Similar time allotments will be offered to student residents under a subsidized studio fee of $18.50 (+HST) per every 4-hour block of studio time with an opportunity to sign up for a minimum of three (3) and maximum of six (6) blocks per week (12 - 24 hours total of studio time per week)

Successful applicants will provide their own materials, including silk screens, fabrics, pigments, dyes, and auxiliaries

Most studio-owned equipment is available for use by student residents who have undergone studio 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 Fall residency may be eligible to renew another residency for the Winter 2022 academic term


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 intended Fall project(s), including the processes, materials and equipment needed

4. An indication of which 3 - 6 time blocks are being applied for from the schedule in the PDF (click here to download/view)

5. Two professional references, including e-mail contact and phone humbers (references should include a textile instructor and studio technologist, if possile, and cannot be from a current CTSC member)
(references should include a textile instructor and studio technologist if possible and cannot include an existing Co-op member)

6.Please note that the successful applicants will need to provide proof of full vaccination against Covid-19

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 Fall Residency (PDF)