Annual John Willard Fibre Residency

The John Willard Fibre Arts Residency celebrates the remarkable life and art of John Willard. The program continues the legacy of his career as a fibre artist and teacher. The Residency Fund enables artists access to the AGB textile studios including, Rug Hooking, Handweaving and Spinning, and the Fibre Arts, to develop a new body of work for a solo exhibition the following year in the RBC Gallery at the Art Gallery of Burlington (AGB). Previous recipients are Karen Cummings (2015), Chandra Rice (2016) and Line Dufour (2018)

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This residency is for professional artists (including recent graduates) in Fibre Arts. The successful candidate must be a self-motivated individual able to work in a communal environment (shared studios). The John Willard Fibre Arts Residency 2019/20 recipient will be announced at the opening reception of Line Dufour’s exhibition in the RBC Gallery on May 24th, 2019.

To apply, please send the following by Friday March 8, 2019

  • Cover letter (500 words)
  • Your resume or CV (maximum of 2 pages)
  • Residency Proposal including production needs, workshop details, and exhibition

    ideas (750 words)

  • Support Material including, up to 10 images with title, date, material and size for


  • All work should be original
  • Do not include student work
  • Contacts for two professional references
  • Proposal must be formatted in one pdf

    Send application to Suzanne Carte, Senior Curator via email to [email protected]