2020 Dates TBC, Call for Proposals to Follow
TAIS 2019 International Artist in Residence
Paulina Ziolkowska. Film director, illustrator and graphic artist. Born in Wrocław, Poland. She studied graphic design at the Academy of Art and Design in the same city and animation and special effects at the Polish National Film School in Łódź. She directed short animations such as: Oh, Mother! (2017) and Bless you! (2018). Currently she lives and works in Berlin
The program supports research and production of new animated work by artists through a combination of funding and in-kind resources. After the success of the last four years of TAIS’ artists in residence program, the boundaries continue to expand for the types of works year five aims to support.
The fifth year of the program is seeking ONE (1) Canadian artist and ONE (1) International artist to each engage in self-directed work, towards the completion of a new independent animated film or video. This residency comes with a combination of monetary funding and in-kind use of studio space, equipment and resources at TAIS Studios, located at 1411 Dufferin Street, in downtown Toronto.
Founded in 1984, the Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS) is an organization dedicated to exploring and promoting the art of animation through production, screenings, workshops and exhibitions. As an artist-run production centre, TAIS provides affordable access to space and equipment; offering services to independent artists who make animated films within contemporary art practices.
Limited travel, accommodations, and materials coverage may be available through this program.
The selected artist is able to contribute additional funding from other sources. TAIS will provide letters of support as needed, toward additional funding for the artist.
Applications open from 13 August 2018.
The 2019 Artist in Residence Program is presented with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council.