TAIS Residency for Animation Artists
The Research and Production in Animation Residency Program of TAIS (currently in its third year of existence) supports the production of new animated work by artists through a combination of funding and in-kind resources.
The third year of the program is seeking ONE (1) Canadian artist and ONE (1) International artist to both 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 and/or PIX Film Gallery, both located at 1411 Dufferin Street, in downtown Toronto.
The Canadian Artist Residency is three-months long, taking place between January 2 and April 30, 2017 (TBD). T he goal for this Canadian Artist Residency is to emerge with a finished work.
The selected Canadian artist will be awarded with $9,000, comprised of $3,000 in-kind towards 3-months of studio space, equipment and resources at TAIS Studios and/or PIX Film Gallery, and $6,000 in cash funding for the project.
The International Artist Residency is one-month long, and will take place over 4 consecutive weeks between January 2 and February 28, 2017 (TBD).
The goal for this International Artist Residency is to experiment with the resources available at TAIS to advance or complete a work. The selected International artist will be awarded with $3,500, comprised of $1,500 in-kind towards studio space, equipment and resources at TAIS Studios and/or PIX Film Gallery, and $2,000 in cash funding for the project.
Applicants must be TAIS members (of any level) to be eligible; non-members wishing to apply may register for membership on the website Member fees: $20/year Supporting Membership, $50/year Studio Membership.
For this Residency program, it is imperative that the selected artist(s) plan to interact and experiment with TAIS equipment and resources. Proposals that are strictly research or pre-production without any actual production component are not eligible.
The Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS), PIX Film Gallery, and The Petman Foundation must be acknowledged as funders of the finished work. TAIS will retain a copy of the final work for archiving, dissemination, and presentation.
Submissions for the 2016-2017 Residency period are now open until Friday August 26, 2016.