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2022 Contemporary Textile Studio Co-op Residency - Career Launcher

2022 Contemporary Textile Studio Co-op Residency - Career Launcher

The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers is excited to announce the inaugural Contemporary Textile Studio Artist Residency Career Launcher for students or recent grads (2021, 2022). One (1) successful applicant will be awarded a 9 week self-directed residency with Contemporary Textile Studio Cooperative ($550 value) which grants them access to the co-op’s studio, facilities and equipment. Mentorship from one to two studio members will be provided throughout the residency. Additionally, the CEAD will provide the selected artist with $300 to support the cost of materials and supplies during their residency. This is an amazing opportunity to become part of a larger creative community and gain access to the excellent multidisciplinary facilities that Contemporary Textile Studio Co-operative has to offer.

DEADLINE: Monday, June 6, 2022, 11:59 PM


  • Current OCAD U students in any discipline or 2021, 2022 grads exploring textiles in their work
  • Ability to work independently and respectfully in a shared studio space
  • Priority will be given to applicants who have not previously received a Career Launcher opportunity

📌 We encourage applications from first-time applicants to the program and graduates of equity-seeking communities.

We encourage all who might require assistance with the application process to reach out to determine available support.

The Contemporary Textile Studio Co-operative was started in 2006 by a group of textile artists wanting an affordable and properly equipped studio space, and a home for the promotion of textile arts and design in Toronto. The cooperative is located in a well-known cultural hub that is home to many galleries and artist-run centres. Their working studio is a prime 1200 square foot space on the first floor of the historic 401 Richmond Street West building where members and friends produce work, teach, learn, interact, and innovate with other designers, artists, student, and the community. Contemporary Textile Studio Co-operative relies on members’ and residents’ diverse backgrounds and perspectives to spark innovation and creativity.