Harbourfront Centre Residency – Deadline Extended



The Craft & Design Studio is a unique Canadian career-oriented program and facility. It is an artist-in-residency, incubator and training centre that uses a self-directed learning ethos, which is open to post-graduates demonstrating a thorough and comprehensive understanding, conceptually as well as technically, in one of five areas: Textiles, Glass, Ceramics, Design or Metal/Jewellery.

We are the only residency of its kind In Canada to receive the generous support of Canadian Heritage through the Canada Arts Training Fund.


Craft & Design offers Residencies in five disciplines:

  • Textiles
  • Glass
  • Ceramics
  • Metal
  • Design

Term of Residency:

  • Annual – One year contract for recent graduates (graduated within the past five years). Will begin in either June or August. Annual contracts may be renewed at the discretion of Harbourfront Centre.
  • Summer – Three month scholarship contract for full-time students. Begins June 1 and ends on August 31. Only students returning full-time to an educational institute may apply.
  • Short term – To complement our annual program, duration depending on project. Open to mid-career artists. We define a mid-career artist as someone who has 8-14 years’ exhibition history in professional visual arts contexts since graduating from college/university. Minimum 3 months. Available when space permits. Must contact Director of Craft & Design before applying to discuss your eligibility.


The main goal of the Craft & Design Artist-in-Residence program is to assist emerging designers and makers to establish professional careers.

To that end, full-time Artists-in-Residence have 24 hour access to Harbourfront Centre Craft & Design Studios and equipment to design and make functional and/or non-functional work.

Each discipline has two volunteer, professional Artistic Advisers to give advice, offer critiques and suggestions about career direction and work development.

Furthermore, Craft & Design organizes events with national and international artists and professionals – lectures, workshops, seminars, conferences, and exhibitions. These events are primarily for the benefit of Artists-in-Residence, but also the greater craft and design community.

Artists-in-Residence may have the opportunity to exhibit their work in one of the many on-site venues. Currently, there are five venues that each shows multiple exhibitions annually.

Artists-in-Residence also have the opportunity to teach classes to the public. Artists-in-Residence keep full tuition for classes.

Other benefits of the Artist-in-Residence program include access to the Craft & Design library, access to a computer, printer, photocopier, telephone and fax machine for business purposes.

Reduced-rate parking is available for all Artists-in-Residence.

For more information please visit www.harbourfrontcentre.com/craft/artists-in-residence/