Emerging Artist Residency Program


In response to the devastation that the performing arts industry is currently facing and will continue to face post-pandemic, the Cornerstone Studio in partnership with Alias Dance Project will be putting a call out for emerging artists to apply to one of two places in our Emerging Artist Residency Program.

The residency will support two 40-hour creation processes, taking place in the winter/spring of 2021. The residency artist selection will prioritize black and indigenous emerging dance artists, providing each of them with 40 hours of studio space to create a short dance work.

We are also working to provide each artist with production support for this project, to present their creation as a part of the Cornerstone Youth Company’s site-specific performance, taking place in store fronts across the Gerrard India Bazaar in Spring 2021. Confirmation of this, will be determined in Winter 2021.

If you would like to make a donation to our Emerging Artist Residency program, please contact lauren@cornerstonestudio.ca. All funds raised will go to the selected artists, to help support them throughout their residency.