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Artists in Residence 


 The Canadian Tapestry and Texture Centre, in collaboration with The Oak Heights Art Gallery, has opened applications 2022-2023 for Artist-in-Residence programs. We provide artists with the unique opportunity to live and work in a creative environment. We provide the space, time and mentorship needed to expand their artistic practice.


Our residency programs offer unique experiences for emerging and established artists to escape the demands of everyday life and focus exclusively on creating. We are located in a stunning 1863 Victorian home surrounded by vineyards and the rolling hills of Northumberland County. We welcome artists interested in developing projects with non-toxic techniques who seek a deeper connection with the community and the environment. Our community is a place for creative dialogue, intended for artists to support and learn from each other.


The residency includes  access to kitchen and washing machine/dryer.  Artists will be given their own private workspace for computer work, drawing and other non-messy practices, alongside 24/7 access to the communal studio space. Artist’s usage of various outdoor spaces such as the terrace and gazebo as well as recreational indoor spaces are encouraged. Linen, towels and weekly room cleaning is included.



Artists are also strongly encouraged to explore. We are located a 1.5-hour drive from Toronto and Ottawa, as well as a 10–40-minute drive from many breathtaking hiking, fishing, and swimming spots along the Trent River and Lake Ontario.


At the end of the residency, artists will have the unique experience of presenting a selected exhibition in our gallery. (**applies on residencies of 3 or more weeks of duration). For writers and musicians, arrangement will be made with local TV and radio.



  •    Use of facilities (looms, piano, materials, WiFi, computers)

  •    Membership for the Canadian Tapestry and Texture Centre

  •    Access to our dedicated library

  •    One-on-One project assessment 

  •    Video of your stay during your residence

  •    Access to the CTTC Studio 24/7

  •    As part of your residency, you will be offering an Open Class or Presentation to our Community groups.

  •    We offer you a solo show (if your Residency goes beyond 3 weeks) with opening reception, publicity and promotion in our Gallery

  •    Printing a brochure for your Exhibition

  •    Residences are available from 2 weeks – 2 months in duration.

  •    Applications open August 2021



* PLEASE NOTE: At this time we are making provisions due to COVID 19.


  1. A 500-word application on how the CTTC would benefit your practice.

  2. Is your practice inter and multi-disciplinary? Are you applying for an individual project?

  3. Five images of your work

  4. Short bio

  5. Artist Statement

  6. Possible dates requested (upon availability)

Please note that by sending the initial email this does not mean you are automatically registered. To take part in the Artist in Residence program at the CTTC, there is a short period where we must evaluate your application and your work. 

The Canadian Tapestry and Texture Centre looks forward to hosting you for your Artist in Residence Experience. If you are looking for tapestry workshops for a duration less than 1 month, please visit our Weaving Courses & Workshops page here.

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