FIA and Art Metropole residency partnership

Fogo Island Arts and Art Metropole, Toronto, are pleased to announce The Islands, a residency partnership that aims to encourage arts writing and criticism in contemporary art. Open to Canadian and international applicants the first iteration of The Islands will take place on Fogo Island and in Toronto in Spring 2017.


The Islands invites emerging and established arts writers and artists with a writing practice to think about the various roles of writing in the arts across two unique locations. Each successful candidate will have the opportunity to spend a month on Fogo Island as part of Fogo Island Arts’ residency program, followed by two weeks on Toronto Island at Artscape Gibraltar Point.

The call for applications for The Islands will be launched in December 2016 for a residency in May-June 2017. The Islands 2017 is the first of a three-part collaboration between Fogo Island Arts and Art Metropole, with subsequent residencies planned for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018. The project will culminate in a publication funded, published, and distributed by Art Metropole, in conjunction with Fogo Island Arts.