The AIR Space Residency is multi-disciplinary and open for most creative directions: Visual Art, New Media, Printmaking, Ceramic, Sculpture, Performing Arts, Textile Art, Music, Literature, Crafts, Sustainable Design, Engineering & Photography.

The AIR Space Residency is part of our initiative to widen our community and share artistic experiences. The residency provides emerging and established artists, creatives, designers and progressive thinkers a safe space for free expression and a place to meet with other creative people in a small collaborative community.  We offer a shared studio/gallery space (73.8 m2) for 1 Artist.  The duration of residencies is between 1 and 3 months (from the first to the last day of each month). If the Artist wants to lead a workshop, exhibit their works, hold a small concert/perform or read poetry, this takes place at the end of the residency (week-long exhibit w/reception/talk/performance).

In addition to working in the studio AIR-space, to research/create work we invite you to participate in a variety of aspects in our studio/gallery/workshop space.

The AIR Space program is located in downtown Toronto.

The artist in residence has 24/7 access to the studio/gallery.

Toronto, the capital of the province of Ontario, is a major Canadian city along Lake Ontario’s northwestern shore. It’s a dynamic metropolis with a thriving art scene; the Toronto International Film Festival, Nuit Blanche, Luminato festival, and the Queen West Art Crawl to name a few of the events that take place annually.  Toronto also has many green spaces, from Queen’s Park, Trinity Bellwoods Park (next to our studio/gallery) to the 400-acre High Park and its trails, sports facilities and zoo.

Named the second coolest neighbourhood in the world by Vogue magazine, the uber-trendy two-kilometre Queen Street West strip between Bathurst and Gladstone is home to some of Toronto’s most cutting-edge boutiques, art galleries, hip bars and restaurants. Queen West is known as Toronto’s Art and Design District.

Residency program since


Type of organisation

•    Artist – Collective

Duration of residencies

1-3 months

The AIR Space residency accepts applications from innovative artists working in:

•    Painter/Illustrator

•    New Media

•    Film Making

•    Sculpture

•    Ceramics

•    Printmaking

•    Textile Art

•    Sound Art

•    Art Research

•    Gold-smith/small-scale metal work

•    Environmental

•    Photography

•    Multi-disciplinary

Applications are accepted throughout the year

Cost Schedule:

CAD$600 per month

CAD$40 international bank transfer fee

Interac eTransfers accepted within Canada

PayPal invoices can be arranged.

Please note there is a minimum stay of 1 month.

Artists are responsible for their own living expenses including accommodation, food, transport, insurance, tools and materials/supplies.

The AIR Program does not offer grants or stipends at this time but can provide support letters for funding bodies.


Selection is based on artistic merit and the capacity to contribute to a wider cultural discourse.

Application Process:

•    One Page Project Description

•    Curriculum Vitae

•    5-10 images of work

•    Your Preferred Month of Residency

•    Reference Letter

Expectations of the artist

•    Presentation/artist-talk

The Artist(s) are expected to make at least one public presentation, reading or performance while in residency. The presentation should focus on either their past art process or the work they are creating in residence. Artists may also provide a free or paid public workshop*.

•    1 week exhibit at end of residency


Digital Application

Floor plan

Presentation of artists’ work:

Arranged on a case-by-case basis. Week-long exhibit w/opening reception/talk/performance is scheduled the last week of residency.

Description of residency:

Gallery/Studio setting – not live/work.

Dedicated work & storage area for artists in residence (see floor plan).


•    Basic Metal Working Tools (Gold/Silver-smithing)

•    Desk/workspace

•    Kilns (glass/ceramic)

•    Printing press

•    Microscope (slides, digital camera attachment, Foldscope)

•    Small Painters easel (some watercolour, inks, acrylics, brushes, etc)

•    Electronic/new media (soldering iron, breadboard, Arduino Uno kit),  digital video

projector, hdmi/usb/lightning cables

•    Washout sink

•    Kitchen

Application information
any questions? Please email us!


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We speak English, Spanish and German.