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YRAC Artist in Residence Program


Call for Applications

The York Region Arts Council (YRAC) is seeking submissions from artists of all disciplines wishing to be considered for the Artist in Residence program hosted at the Kortright Centre for Conservation in Vaughan or NewMakeIt in Newmarket. There is one residency available at each of the host spaces. Please cater your application and proposal to the selected host space. Please note that this is not a live-in residency.


The Artist in Residence program will provide two professional artists or collectives of artists with the opportunity to develop themselves as professionals. The program will give selected artists $2500 each, along with exposure to potential partners, media channels and patrons of art. The program will also provide the artist with the resources and tools needed to build their portfolio. This is a unique opportunity for York Region artists to nurture their professional practices close to home.

Program Goals

The overarching goals of the Artist in Residence program are to:

  • Create a new work of art inspired by the space & community of the host organization
  • Engage the community in which the artist will be hosted
  • Provide an opportunity for York Region artists to build their portfolio
  • Provide resources and exposure to support artists in York Region
  • Contribute to the creation of a vibrant York Region

How to Apply

If you have any questions, please contact Ganesh Thavarajah, Manager, Programs at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

York Region Arts Council, YRAC

1310 Kerrisdale Blvd., Unit 200
Newmarket, ON. L3Y 7B3

Phone: 905-726-3278
Fax: 905-726-2788