Renewal of Hnatyshyn Foundation-Fogo island arts Residency Program for Emerging Curators

The Hnatyshyn Foundation and Fogo Island Arts announced the renewal of their Young Curator Residency program intended for emerging Canadian curators of contemporary art.


The program renewal comes with a commitment for three years and will see the annual residencies lengthened from four to six weeks to allow more time for the curators to research and develop their projects, interact with international artists and the local community, and adapt to the remote and unique environment of Fogo Island, Newfoundland.

Established in 2014, the Young Curator Residency program provides opportunities for emerging Canadian curators between the ages of 25 and 30 to participate in a residency with Fogo Island Arts. During the residency period, participants have opportunities to work and interact with Fogo Island Arts staff, Canadian and international artists-in-residence, and members of the community. Candidates are selected based on their body of work and their ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

The first three participants in the program were Kari Cwynar (Toronto), Darryn Doull (Sarnia), and Steven Cottingham (Vancouver).

Applications for 2017 will be accepted from October 10th, with a deadline of November 21st. Application details and program guidelines may be found on The Hnatyshyn Foundation website.

The competition is adjudicated by Nicolaus Schafhausen and Reesa Greenberg, an art and exhibition historian.