Kapisanan Artist Residency Program (KARP)

Kapisanan Centre for Arts and Culture

KARP is a one year artist residency program at KAPISANAN, open to young and emerging artists (under 30 years old, or in the first five years of their practice) who work in the visual arts, theatre, design, installation, architecture, digital media (video, interactive: development and production), sound, text, fashion, craft, community arts/education, or combinations of any two ormore, and/or other creative pursuits.

KARP is focused on mentorship and professional development, as well as Filipino cultural immersion. The Filipino cultural immersion piece to this program is designed to help build intangible assets of social and cultural capital to equip emerging Filipino artists with a cultural repertoire, and ways of presenting your work.

KARP will support emerging Filipino artists by providing direction, facilities and resources to develop, create, and exhibit work, and possibly participate in an arts exchange in the Philippinse, including use of digital studios, professional development workshops, exhibitions and teaching opportunities.

KARP acts as a stepping-stone between school and a professional career. The residents must provide their own materials and supplies, unless additional funding is secured by KAPISANAN.

We welcome emerging artists who are interested in collaboration and experimentation in interdisciplinary and hybrid arts, particularly interactivity that enhance public space and facilitate interaction between the diverse communities in Toronto and beyond.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR ARTISTS WITH: • A diploma or degree from a Design/Art College or University or equivalent experience • Talent, skill and originality • Eventual goal of becoming a full-time arts professional • Ability to potentially travel to the Philippines • Ability to teach what they know to the Kapisanan community • Self-motivation • Ability to commit to upholding Kapisanan’s Core Values: - Excellence - Creativity - Initiative - Collaboration HOW TO APPLY: Applications are encouraged from artists across Canada. Residency takes place in Toronto at the Kapisanan space in Kensington Market. Residency does not include housing.

Closing date for applications: Friday October 15, 2010.

Interviewing will take place between  October 16 - 22, 2010. Selected residents will be notified by October 23, 2010. APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: • Name & contact information (phone number & e-mail) • Letter of Intent – Three (3) pages only, double spaced - typed (three copies) • Current Résumé/C.V. – Three (3) pages maximum - typed (three copies) • Portfolio - Images (10 max) – must be jpgs burned on a CD with corresponding titles and descriptions on Portfolio List or Video (three max) on DVD or online links - with corresponding titles and descriptions on Portfolio List. • Image List – (title, materials, dimensions, and year) - typed (3 copies) • Two (2) only, Letters of Recommendation, MAILED/FAXED/E-MAILED to Kapisanan * Note - Letters of Recommendation SHOULD NOT BE OPENED OR SENT BY APPLICANT OR INCLUDED WITH YOUR APPLICATION. It is your responsibility to ensure both letters of recommendation arrive on or prior to the application deadline.

Inquiries can be made to Caroline Mangosing, Executive Director caroline@kapisanancentre.com | 416.979.0600

Support Material will not be returned. Do not send originals.

Submit to: Caroline Mangosing, Kapisanan Executive Director 167 Augusta Ave. Toronto, ON M5T2L4 Hours: Wed-Fri 1-8pm, Sat 1-6pm

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