MG Residency Program

October 11, 2022


The Music Gallery is proud to announce a new residency program that provides free-form space and time for artists. In an increasingly expensive city and with artists rehearsal and studio spaces dwindling, what artists need now more than ever is room to create. 

This 2 month program provides artists 4-7 day residencies at 918 Bathurst. It’s designed to take up as much space as possible. To be big, to be weird, and to be creatively productive, not capitalistically. There is no pressure to perform at the end of your week here, there is no expectation of productive output, this is a residency program to stretch out and be you!

We welcome visual artists, writers, composers, musicians, performance artists, dancers at any stage of their careers as well as activists, teachers, students, or any kind of creative thinker interested in exploring and expanding their work in a way that needs physical room to grow. 

A big thank you goes out to our Artistic Advisory Council for conceptualizing this project. The residency program is made possible in partnership with 918 Bathurst.

How to apply: 
Applications are collected via this form. There is no application fee for this program. This program is lottery based, meaning we do not qualify artistic merit within our applicants. Those who need space and whose parameters logistically meet for the program, will be granted access to the space. Please be as specific with your needs as possible.


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The Music Gallery residency program is generously supported by the Catherine and Maxwell Meighen Fund

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