photography by Kyle Topping
photography by Evan Nash
Spark Box Studio’s Artist Residency Program provides live/work space to accommodate both emerging and professional printmakers, photographers, painters, illustrators and writers. Artists-in-residence have access to our professional studio and resources. The Residency Program affords artists the space and time to support the advancement of their careers and to strengthen their practice. Our program also offers a variety of career building opportunities for artists including our Emerging Artist Guide, opportunities for business workshops with local professionals and consultations with local artists and curators.
Artists-in-residence stay with us, Chrissy and Kyle, in a charming century home located just outside the town of Picton in Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada. Interested artists may apply to live and work at Spark Box for a duration of one weekend to 2 months.
Spark Box Studio can facilitate up to three residents at any one time. Residents receive a bedroom and a dedicated semi-private studio space.
Check out our ‘Things to know FAQ’ for additional information.
We love our residency program at Spark Box Studio. It has been an extremely rewarding experience to have artists stay with us from around the world. As the months go by the roster of alumni grows and we are very proud to have hosted so many great artists. Follow this link to a list of past residents
We strive to offer affordable accommodations and studio spaces for resident artists.
Weekend – $115.00 + tax
One week – $315.00 + tax
Two week – $500.00 + tax
Three week – $600.00 + tax
One month – $750.00 + tax
Two months – $1,300.00 + tax
* All prices are listed in Canada dollars (CAD)
** Ontario’s current tax percentage is 13%
Residents using the print studio or photography studio will be subject to equipment and supply fees. The material fees will cover in-house items such as inks, chemicals, rags, blades, scrappers, etc. We also carry materials for sale to print artists (ie. paper, copper, emulsion, etc.). If you are particular about certain materials we urge you to supply and bring your own.
Please check the availability calendar before applying. We have space for three residents at any one time. Click below for a larger image.
Artists that are interested in the residency program should fill out the Application Form below. Please review the required documents and specifications located at the bottom of the Application Form.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS : Please send the following materials
1. Application Form (located below).
2. Artist Statement (1-2 paragraphs explaining your work).
3. Current CV.
4. Please send 10 images on CD or by email. Images should be MAC compatible in JPG, TIFF or PSD file formats. Images should be no smaller than 200 DPI. If sending through email, please compress files so that they are between 1-2.5 M.
5. Please send a list of all images which includes title, medium, dimension, year.
6. Writing samples should not exceed 12 pages and should be sent with cover page stating your name and title of work.
7. $15.00 application fee payable to Spark Box Studio (CAD dollars).
Note: You must remit the application fee before we will process your application. You can mail a cheque, or PAY ONLINE through PayPal.