Opportunities for Artists at The Living Arts Centre

Artist Residency and Exhibitions Programs


Glass bowl by Resident Artist, Courtney Downman. Image courtesy of the artist. 2020.

Call for Applicants: Resident Artist Program

Deadline: Ongoing

The Resident Artist Program at the Living Arts Centre is designed to support emerging and mid-career artist and artisans in developing and maintaining their art or design practice.

The RA Program provides exhibition opportunities, mentorship and professional training, networking and commission opportunities to artists displaying dynamic artistic merit and comprehensive technical ability in the studio of their choice.

The LAC offers professionally equipped studio space in the areas of:

  • Photography
  • Painting/ Drawing
  • Woodworking
  • Glass
  • Flameworking
  • Jewelry
  • Textiles
  • Ceramics
  • Interdisciplinary (across studios)

Program Benefits:

  • Self-directed Residency
  • Professionally equipped studios
  • Interdisciplinary studio access
  • Mentorship, critique and professional development opportunities
  • Exhibition opportunities including the Annual Resident Artist Exhibition
  • Sales opportunities through the Centre’s Gift Shop
  • Commission opportunities
  • Teaching opportunities
  • Support of an on-site Studio Technician
  • Collaborative and individual studio space (depending on the studio selected)
  • Additional storage for artwork and supplies
  • Promotion on the Centre’s website and social media
  • Wifi; all utilities included, reduced parking rates

For more information on residency terms and application processes visit:

Questions? Please contact the Exhibitions and Residency Coordinator, Katie Micak at: katie.micak@livingarts.on.ca

Call for Exhibition Proposals: LAC Gallery

Deadline: Friday March 13, 2020 @ 5pm

The Living Arts Centre (LAC) Gallery is currently accepting exhibition proposals for our 2020-2021 season which runs from September 1, 2020, to August 31, 2021. Exhibitions typically run from 5 to 7 weeks.

Our Gallery hosts contemporary art and craft exhibitions with a focus on emerging and mid-career artists from Mississauga and surrounding regions. The exhibition program seeks submissions from diverse practices including works in; 2D, 3D, interdisciplinary, digital, interactive, and time-based media.

The Curator accepts submissions from collectives, arts organizations or groups of three or more artists with a realized exhibition concept. Exhibition proposals should be contemporary relevant and speak to a wide range of audiences.

Exhibition proposals must include:

  • Exhibition description (400 words max.)
  • Artist statements (200 words max. for each artist)
  • Organization Profile (if applicable) (250 words)
  • List of participating artists
  • Artist CVs for each participant
  • 10 digital images of proposed or representative works (jpeg only). Maximum 150KB per image
  • Time-based work should be submitted via the Internet
  • Image list indicating artist name, title, medium, date, brief description

Deadline: March 13, 2020 @ 5 pm

Please send proposals by email to: exhibitions.exhibitions@livingarts.on.ca

The LAC provides exhibitors with the following services for a nominal fee of $500 + HST. This fee includes:

  • Curatorial guidance regarding; art selection/ design, thematic clarification, and exhibition descriptions
  • Complete exhibition services; including installation, lighting, and deinstallation
  • Advertising including invitation design, printing and distribution in print and digital
  • Press Release production/ distribution and social media posts
  • Gallery supervision from attendants during gallery hours
  • Insurance of works while on site
  • Reception logistics/ promotion

*Gallery exhibitors are responsible for covering the costs of the opening reception. LIVE Cuisine, the Centre’s on-site restaurant, is the exclusive caterer.

For more information visit: www.livingartscentre.ca/gallery/call-for-submissions

Questions? Please contact the Exhibitions and Residency Coordinator at: Katie.micak@livingarts.on.ca

The Living Arts Centre dedicated to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. Artists of all cultural backgrounds, genders, sexual orientation, and ability are encouraged to apply.


Resident Artists Exhibition “Explicit Transfer.” 2020.