STEPS & ODD Gallery Call for Artists: 2023 CreateSpace Public Art Residency

Are you, or an artist you know, interested in gaining experience, building networks and professional skills needed to launch or expand a community-engaged public art practice?

For 2023, STEPS Public Art is partnering with the ODD Gallery to support the development of a new temporary public artwork that will be exhibited in Summer/Fall of 2023.

STEPS believes public art has the ability to challenge the systemic inequities that exist in public space. In support of this important work, we facilitate programs that: foster inclusive public art practices; build the capacity of artists who are underrepresented in Canadian public art and demonstrate the power of community engaged art to reimagine equitably designed cities.

This virtual residency is open to early to mid-career Canadian-based visual and media artists working in public space, who identify as Black, Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit and Métis) and/or racialized, interested in participating in a virtual residency from March through December 2023. This partnership between STEPS and the ODD Gallery will see one Dawson City-based artist selected for this opportunity by a selection panel composed of members of the arts community who identify as Black, Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit and Métis) and/or racialized.

To apply, please click here to fill out the application form by Sunday, February 12, 2023 at 11:59 PM EST.

We encourage all applicants to visit the STEPS website prior to preparing this application to have a better understanding of the organization that will be facilitating this residency.

Call for Artists, what STEPS provides, what ODD Gallery provides, and the answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for the CreateSpace Public Art Residency program are in the following PDF.

Image Credits: Work by Laara Cerman. Photo by Sarah Dicker