Applications are currently being accepted for the 2015-2016 The Sharon Wolfe Artist in Residence Program

The Sharon Wolfe Artist in Residence Program facilitates a disability and/or mad-identified artist to undertake a project that advances their own artistic goals and practice, and which has the potential to benefit the wider community of artists with disabilities.

For the last 13 years, Tangled has been presenting and promoting the work of exceptionally talented disability-identified artists across the entire spectrum of disciplines. The Sharon Wolfe Artist in Residence Program allows us to take this mandate a step further. And, while funding poses a significant challenge for all artists, people with disabilities encounter a host of additional institutional and bureaucratic barriers.

Named in honour of the organization's founding Artistic Director Sharon Wolfe, The Sharon Wolfe Artist in Residence Program provide artists with a $5000 stipend, as well as access to a shared studio space at the prestigious 401 Richmond art space for up to 2 months to allow an artist to devote themselves to a specific program of work. The body of work produced during this residency will be publicly exhibited. During their residency, the selected artist will also be contributing to a larger dialogue and sense of engagement with both the Tangled community and the wider community of disability artists.


The Sharon Wolfe Artist in Residence Program is intended to benefit disability and/or mad identified artists who have completed basic education or training in their discipline and can demonstrate a history of professional practice and exposure. The residency is open to artists who have a clearly defined project that they wish to undertake during this residency.The residency is open to Canadian citizens or landed immigrants. They need not be residents of Toronto, but they must be prepared to spend at least one month of their residency in Toronto at their own expense. Tangled will provide assistance in locating appropriate, accessible accommodation in the city.

Applications must include:

• A professional cv
• A 2-3 page (max) description of the intended project indicating the connection to
  the artists developing body of work and the potential benefit to the larger Disability
  Arts community
• A schedule and time-line for the project
• A budget indicating how the funds would be spent: i.e. subsistence, travel,
  materials, equipment, and accommodation.
• Applicants are also welcome to include support materials documenting their work.

Applications will be assessed on the basis of:

• Artistic merit;
• Relevance to the applicant's professional advancement;
• The viability of the proposed program of work and budget; and
• Overall value to the field of Disability Arts and its community at large.

Applications will be accepted between August 10 and September 15, 2015. Applicants will be notified about the jury’s decision by the beginning of October 2015. Questions about this residency can be directed to Eliza Chandler at or 647-725-5064Completed applications should be sent to:

Tangled Art + Disability
401 Richmond St. W Ste S-30
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3A8
Telephone: 647-725-5064
Fax: 1-888-845-7775