As the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 prepares to host The World of Yousuf Karsh: A Private Essence, our 2022 national artist-in-residence competition is now opened for applications.

The goal of this residency program is to enable an artist to create a new work inspired by the work of Yousuf Karsh that contributes to the Museum’s mandate while advancing their art practice. We are seeking a portrait photographer to work in the tradition of Karsh’s Maclean’s magazine cross-country assignment.
This will be a six month virtual residency. We are looking for a portrait photographer to partner with a community group, organization or institution to create portraits of first generation Canadians. They could be individual or family portraits. Family portraits could include first, second and third generation members. Examples of potential partners include but are not limited to settlement organizations, clubs and community centres, YMCA newcomer programs, schools and nursing homes. The photographer and their partner may host a show of the work but it is not a requirement.

Application deadline: February 16, 2022.
Selection of artist: March 16, 2022.

$15,000.00 (including all supplies, artist fee, cost of living, participant stipends if applicable etc.)