The Arts, Culture and Creative Industry Development Agency and MOYO Community Health Services invite local artists and creatives that identify as members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community to apply to participate in a unique digital artist residency spanning the summer and fall of 2021— an opportunity to dedicate time and energy to exploring your artistic practice in new ways!

The Arts Culture, and Creative Industry Development Agency recognizes that 2SLGBTQ+ people have a unique history in Canada, with the potential for reduced access to opportunities, education, and employment. Five 2SLGBTQ+ visual artists will participate in a series of collaborative check in meetings over the coming months to support their artistic development and the creation of brand new artworks which will then be shared at a public, online showcase in October and an accompanying social media campaign.

Participating artists will each receive a one-time artist fee of $750 for their participation and the necessary materials involved in the creation of new artworks.

Priority is given to artists residing in Brampton, however consideration will also be given to artists outside of Brampton whose work has been influenced by Brampton and their connection to the city.

Note: Participating artists must be 18+ years old.

Full Program Dates

July 25, 2021 Application Deadline

August 12, 2021 Artist check-in meeting (Mandatory)

August 26, 2021 Artist check-in meeting (Encouraged/ Optional)

September 9, 2021 Artist check-in meeting (Encouraged/ Optional)

September 23, 2021 Artist check-in meeting (Encouraged/ Optional)

October 6, 2021 Artist check-in meeting (Mandatory)

October 14, 2021 Artists works presented to the public through a facilitated conversation.

Application Requirements

A complete application on package must be submitted in the online form including:

  • A short (one page maximum) description of the project you will develop during the residency and how it will contribute to your artistic development.
  • Artist CV or statement of training or experience and brief artist biography (2 pages maximum). Note that we encourage applicants of all levels and experience.
  • Link to your artist website/online portfolio or social media accounts where we can view examples of your work. Alternatively, provide 3-5 examples/images of your artwork in a single PDF.
  • Voluntary: Should you wish to do so, please self identify as belonging to one of the groups detailed below:

Priority will be given to applicants who self-identify in their application as belonging to one (or more) of the following groups or intersecting marginalized identities in addition to 2SLGBTQ+ lived experience : (Black, Indigenous, Persons of Colour, Deaf Persons, Persons with Disabilities, Newcomers and Persons Living with Mental Illness).

Participants will be chosen based on artistic merit, impact, and viability as expressed in the proposal. Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of team members from ACCIDA and Moyo HCS, including those with lived experience as members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community. It will also include 1 – 2 local artists who are members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community to support the selection. If you have any questions around the process or the project, please contact us at

Note: Artists are invited to create whatever content they wish that fits into their practice and the context of this residency. In relation to the public conversation on October 14, 2021, artists will be invited to share only content that is suitable and relevant for presentation to a public audience that is accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds. Where work may be publicly displayed, content warnings will be made available should it be deemed necessary.

Deadline: July 25, 2021. 11:59pm.