The Alternator is currently accepting applications for our Artist Co-op program.

Application deadline: June 8, 2018

Are you looking for studio space to develop a new artistic project?

The Alternator Artist Co-op program provides a dedicated studio space for emerging artists, designers and makers and collaborators interested in a concentrated period for the development of new work in in Studio 111, located in the Rotary Centre for the Arts.

Here are the FAQs:

  1. What kind of work can be done in Studio 111?
    Resident artists participating in the Studio 111 Co-op program can be used for works in various disciplines, and project phases, including, but not limited to research, production, hosting workshops and community engagement.
  2. What is the cost of the Co-op program?
    Studio 111 Co-op residents will share the expense of hosting the co-op and will be responsible for contributing $450/month towards the program costs.
  3. How long is the Co-op?  
    The Co-op period is a minimum of three months, with the possibility of extension.
  4. Can I share the space with other artists, even if they are working on a different project(s)?
    Yes. Studio 111 can accommodate up to four artists, even those working in different disciplines or projects, with the Co-op expenses being shared between each of the participating residents.
  5. What facilities are available in Studio 111?
    Studio 111 is is outfitted with a sink, storage space. Participants have access to the space daily from 8 am-11 pm. Please see the Studio 111 Floorplan (PDF)
  6. Is there a community engagement requirement?
    Yes. Studio 111 Co-op residents are required to engage the general public around their project. Community engagement can take place in various forms, including, but not limited to through development of a specific community art project, hosting open studio(s), or artists talks.

I’m interested – what’s next?

Artists interested in becoming a Studio 111 Co-op Resident can contact with a brief introduction to their practice and  project.

Please include ‘Studio 111 Co-op Resident’ in the subject line.

When you’re ready to submit a proposal, please submit the following:

  1. A brief description (maximum 500 words) clearly outlining how use of the Alternator Artist Co-op studio space will impact your professional practice, and a summary of ways you will engage the public as part of the program. Artist statement (maximum 200 words)
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. 5-7 images with an image list detailing medium and size

Please submit images in jpeg format. Label jpeg images with number and title, for example: 01_title.jpg, 02_title.jpg etc. Jpeg images must be 72 dpi, maximum 1024 x 768 pixels. 500 KB (0.5MB).

Submissions for the Alternator Artist Co-op are accepted online only.

Please email your submission to with ‘Artist Co-op Proposal’ in the subject line.

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