Newcomer Space Award

This award focuses on providing affordable shared studio and/or exhibition spaces to newcomer professional artists who are past recipients of the Newcomer Arts Award (formerly known as RBC Arts Access Award).

Applications are closes. The award will open again in 2023.

The Newcomer Space Award is a partnership between Toronto Arts Foundation’s Neighbourhood Arts Network and Akin. This award focuses on providing affordable shared studio and/or exhibition space to newcomer professional artists who are past recipients of our Newcomer Arts Access Award (formerly known as RBC Arts Access Award). This award not only provides funding and space essential for professional artists to grow their practice, but also supports artists in growing their network through the shared studio space model.

The Newcomer Space Award is made possible with the support of RBC.

A total number of 6 recipients will receive:

  • $500 cash to support their arts practice
  • $2,000 in Akin credit to be used for shared studio or exhibition space

Eligibility Criteria

  • Past Recipient of Newcomer Arts Award (formerly known as RBC Arts Access Award)
  • Live in the City of Toronto or GTA (Halton, Peel, York and Durham municipalities)
  • Artists can only receive the Newcomer Space Award once per calendar year

Assessment Criteria

  • Impact of the award in further developing the artist’s practice(s)
  • Feasibility of the proposed use of studio/exhibit space

Links to AKIN studio and exhibition spaces

We encourage you to visit the following links for details on exhibition space, studio locations and photographs, and other Akin services.
Akin: www.akincollective.com/studios
Akin Remote Gallery Space: http://www.akincollective.com/remote

Application Accessibility Support

Applicants who require support to complete their applications can request this assistance by emailing Inés Aguileta at ines@torontoarts.org

Questions?

Please contact Ines at ines(at)torontoarts(dot)org.

Click here to download the full guidelines.

 

Previous RBC Space Award Recipients