Time to apply for one of 80 new artist live/work units at Artscape Bayside Lofts!

Artscape is thrilled to announce that we are now accepting applications for tenancy for 80 live/work studios at Artscape Bayside Lofts, developed in partnership of the City of Toronto, developer Hines-Tridel, Artscape and Waterfront Toronto.

These stunning, brand new studios are located within the larger condominium development project led by Hines-Tridel, located at 30 Merchants’ Wharf between Lower Sherbourne and Parliament Streets.

All 80 affordable residential studios at Artscape Bayside Lofts are offered as Affordable Housing exclusively for artists and artist-led families, and will be operated by Artscape through a long-term agreement with thanks to an agreement with the City of Toronto.

These units are a unique opportunity for artists to make their home near Toronto’s waterfront and be part of shaping the future of this growing and emerging community. This development will be part of an emerging neighbourhood that includes: George Brown College; OCADU, Remix; HXOUSE; Toronto’s new hub for creative entrepreneurs, Artscape Daniels Launchpad; and others–all housed within the Daniels Waterfront-City of the Arts building at 130 Queens Quay East. This community will provide artists with support and opportunities to collaborate, learn and network with other creatives.

The call for Artscape Bayside Lofts tenant applications closes on April 17, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

To be considered for tenancy, applicants must register for and attend one of the following Information Sessions offered at Artscape Daniels Launchpad, Sugar Hall A:

Wednesday, March 27, 2019: 10:00am-12:00pm

Sunday, March 31, 2019: 1:00pm-3:00pm

Saturday April 06, 2019: 1:00pm-3:00pm

Tuesday April 09, 2019: 7:00pm-9:00pm

For complete information on eligibility and application guidelines, click HERE!


Studio Potter Grants for Apprenticeships

Grant Program Mission

Established in 2019 and funded by an anonymous donor, Studio Potter’s Grants for Apprenticeships program supports emerging artists who want to become full-time studio potters and, conversely, mentor-potters who wish to take on an apprentice. This grant program honors the mission of Studio Potter and the legacy of its founder, Gerry Williams, by fostering individual careers in studio pottery, contributing to the life and future of ceramics, ensuring the continuity of a centuries-old tradition in non-academic education, and, most broadly, upholding humanitarian values.

Studio Apprenticeship Defined

Studio-based apprenticeship is a form of person-to-person training that places work above theory and emphasizes intimacy and immersion. In the West, people commonly associate the history of apprenticeship with craft and trade practices in Europe during the Middle Ages, but traditions of lineage-learning have endured for centuries around the world. Apprenticeship continues today as a means of passing down knowledge from generation to generation and as a way for aspiring artisans to build professional communities and prepare for careers as studio artists.

Why Apprenticeships?

Pedagogy in craft disciplines has changed dramatically in the last century because of technological advances and the rise of a modern education industry. In this context, apprenticeship offers an alternative to academic educational structures through one-on-one relationships in an established studio. Apprentices learn by participating in the daily lives of their mentor, learning their skills, and being exposed to their values. Operating at the intersection of folk culture and professional development, apprenticeships contribute to the preservation of intangible cultural heritage and the advancement of individuals.

Application Basics

The Grants for Apprenticeships program offers annual grants of up to $10,000 to support apprenticeships in studio pottery. Both apprentices and their mentor-potters may apply, one as applicant and the other as co-applicant; both parties must be legal residents of the United States and eighteen years or older. Apprentices cannot be enrolled in any institution of higher learning during their proposed apprenticeship period. The apprenticeship must occur in the United States. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. The application period opens April 1 and closes June 1 of every year, with notification of award by July 1 for apprenticeships beginning within one year of notification (before July 1 of the following year).

Full details and application forms can be found at https://studiopotter.org/apprenticeship-grants