Micro residency artist-talk, photo by An


Side-ways Artist Residency 

co-presented with the Union Gallery

Side-ways is a remote residency that offers artists in Kingston an infrastructure for sustained critical conversations, potential collaborations and peer-to-peer support. Open to visual and interdisciplinary artists at any stage of their art practice (including student artists), the residency aims to facilitate both informal exchanges and more formal critical discussions towards developing new works or projects. Artists will be organized into groups of three, while also participating in full-group programming. The smaller group format will enable extensive ongoing dialogue, including monthly crits. The larger group format will allow all participants to engage in two full-group crits and presentations with virtually-visiting artists, curators and cultural workers. In the spirit of horizontal mentorship, artists are also encouraged to self-organize occasions for skill-sharing and collaborative exchanges. 

Our 2020 artists-in-residence have been announced. Meet the artists! The program will culminate in a public symposium and group exhibition across both our spaces in Fall 2021.

Stay tuned for details on the 2021 applications.

Micro Residency


48 hours, 8 artists, unlimited access to Modern Fuel's space.


Launched in October 2019, the micro-residency was inspired by 48-hour creation festivals popular with film and theatre companies. Under the guidance of the Executive Director and the Programming Committee, artists were randomly paired and had to work within the time constraints to create new works collaboratively. The randomness of the pairings, as well as the strict time constraints, created an incubator for innovation, skills sharing, experimentation, and network building. The program concluded with a public presentation of the works created and artist talks. Our 2019 artists-in-residence were Possy Legge, Alyssa Scott, Kait Allen, Devin West, Edie Luo, Roy Zheng, Phoebe Cohoe, and Kirk Kitzul. 


Due to the collaborative nature of the residency, the 2020 iteration is currently on hold as we adjust the program to meet health and safety regulations to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

Long Days


For the month of August 2020, LONG DAYS offered participating artists access to a personal section of the gallery to use as a studio space, access to the equipment in the New Media Workspace, a year-long membership to Modern Fuel, a $100 stipend and feedback sessions with the select members of the board, and local curators, administrators, academic, and artists. Artists were also given promotional support for future exhibitions/events that resulted from the residency, where possible.  Our Long Days Artists in residence were Greg Ivens, Adrian Deveau, Jen Demitor, and Nicolas Flemming. 

Your Own Grad School


In the spring of 2013, Modern Fuel hosted a project initiated by artists Cliff Eyland and Dr. Jeanne Randolph called Your Own Grad School.

Thanks to our Funders


Unit #305 at the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning

370 King St W, Kingston, ON Canada  

For more information email info@modernfuel.org or call (613) 548 4883  

Tues - Sat 12pm - 5pm

Modern Fuel is situated on the unceded ancestral territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabeg peoples. We acknowledge the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabeg peoples as the past, present, and future caretakers of this land.