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Date: April 2 - 30, 2024

Commencement Date: April 1st

Residency: April 2nd - 17th

Art Installation: April 18th - 19th

Exhibition: April 20th - 30th

Closing Reception: April 27th

Deinstallation: April 30th


The Coalesce Residency is a new month-long residency, designed to engage and challenge creators, and connect the Katarokwi-Kingston artist community. Under the guidance of the Executive Director and the Programming Committee, artists are either randomly paired or grouped together as a collective to create new works collaboratively. The goal of the group/pairing is to create an incubator for innovation, skill sharing, experimentation, and network building. 


Participating artists are given full access to the Modern Fuel ARC space to create their collaborative works. Artists are encouraged to bring their own materials, however, participants are also free to use what materials Modern Fuel has on hand, and our in-house New Media Workspace. A stipend of $100 will be provided to each artist to spend as they wish. Artists are free to work within any medium of their choosing.



Please note that participating artists are expected to be in Kingston, as there is no remote participation for this residency. All participating artists must meet at Modern Fuel on the afternoon of April 2nd for orientation and to be paired/grouped, but off-site work is allowed under the participant guidelines. 


Artists participating in the residency must have an open mind to collaboration, be excited for the potential of creating in this collective environment, and cannot have any preconceived notions of what they want to create during this time. Projects will be mutually decided upon by paired/grouped artists when the residency commences. Artists will be randomly paired together, and must be prepared to step outside of their comfort level and create collaboratively with another artist across various media. Due to space constraints, a maximum of 3 pairs (6 artists) will be selected for the residency.

Participating artists will be invited to speak about their experiences during the Coalesce Residency at the Closing Reception.


Application Overview and Guidelines

The Tett Centre and Modern Fuel ARC are fully wheelchair accessible. Accessibility accommodations for submissions are available, if needed. Please email or if you require accommodation.


Your application information is confidential and will only be accessed by the selection committee. Please note that you are able to give your chosen name, if it is different from your legal name. Modern Fuel values diversity in its participants and community, encouraging applications from all qualified individuals. While recognizing that the identity of each person is fundamentally plural, multidimensional, changing and evolving, we strongly encourage applications from artists who are: Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit), Black, POC, racialized (including recent immigrants), 2SLGBTQQIPAA+, neurodivergent, disabled, living with chronic illness and/or chronic pain. Modern Fuel is strongly committed to supporting a wide range of cultural identities and lived experiences, therefore we encourage applicants to self-identify in their application if they are comfortable doing so. You are asked to provide the following information on the application form:

  • Chosen Name

  • Pronouns

  • Email

  • Address

  • Telephone Number

  • Website/Social Media

  • Creative Medium(s)

  • Career Stage (Student, Emerging, Mid-Career)

  • Self-Identification (Optional)


Supporting Documents

In addition to your application form, please include the following supporting documents:


Statement of Intent

Applicants are asked to write two paragraphs. One, outlining why they are interested in participating in this residency, their commitment to the project, and what they hope to gain from this experience. And a second outlining a quick overview of their artistic works, what stage they are at in their artistic practice/career, and their media of choice. 



Please include a brief (max. 250 words) biography or artist statement for yourself.


Samples of Work

Applicants are asked to provide samples of their artistic productions. Please see below for the following criteria:

  • For visual artists, include 3-5 photos of your work.

  • For performance artists, please link to a video of a sample piece 3-5 minutes in length via Google Drive, Dropbox, YouTube, etc.

  • For musicians, please link to a 3-5 minute video of your piece via Google Drive, Dropbox, YouTube, etc.

  • For writers and poets, please include a writing sample no longer than 5 pages.

  • For curators, please include a sample of your professional portfolio (up to 5 pages).

The statement of intent, a short biography, and samples of work must be combined into one PDF document and uploaded in the form space. The file name must include your first and last name (for example JaneDoe.docx). 


While there are no other specific document format guidelines, please ensure your writing is in a legible font-type. 


The deadline to submit your application letter is Saturday, February 24th, 2024 by 11:59pm.

Successful applicants will be chosen based on their demonstrated commitment to the spirit of this residency and their open-mindedness to creating a new project in a collaborative setting. Successful applications will also speak to the excitement and commitment of the artist in creating in this collaborative setting with other artists of varying career stages and artistic practices, and the potential to expand their practice through this process.  A maximum of 3 artistic pairings (6 total participants) will be selected. An in-house jury of Modern Fuel board and staff members will be selected to review and select applications. Successful applicants will be selected and notified within two weeks.

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