Fellowship 2022

  Fogo Island Arts is delighted to announce an open call for a new residency exploring the interconnectedness of food with our histories, ecologies, economies, politics, and social worlds. Fogo Island is geographically located within the Labrador Current, a section of the Atlantic being monitored closely by scientists as an indicator of climate change, but also, one which has considerable consequences for the whole of the Atlantic region. The residency is intended to provide a unique set of experiences that the resident will be able to incorporate meaningfully into a new or existing project or body of research. Residents will be invited to work closely with Chef Timothy Charles, a founding member of the Kitchen team at Fogo Island Inn who believes in tapping into our heritage to create a better future, and who loves working with the vast natural larder at the Inn’s doorstep. Details :

  • This residency will provide an opportunity for an artist, curator, writer, farmer, chef, food historian, forager, eater, or researcher to live and work on Fogo Island, Newfoundland, Canada for a period of up to three months. A research stipend of 2,000 CAD per month will be provided to support a new or existing project for the selected resident(s).
  • Alongside the research grant, the resident will be provided with accommodation, including a domestic kitchen and limited commercial kitchen supplies, as well as a vehicle on Fogo Island. All travel expenses will be covered.
  • Residents will have access to: scheduled use of Fogo Island Inn’s kitchens; assistance in sourcing and purchasing product; orienting to local producers, harvesters; and the possibility of sub-contracting the kitchen team.
  • Residents will be encouraged to give one public presentation, performance, workshop, or similar event during their residency in Fogo Island.

  Residency period: Ongoing throughout the year, residents will be invited to stay on Fogo Island for a period of six weeks, up to three months.   Application criteria: Applications are welcome from practitioners working in a wide range of disciplines including visual art, film, writing, farming, cooking, curating, design, and theory. Due to the limited size of FIA studios and houses, applications are accepted from individual practitioners [or duos/groups who are comfortable sharing accommodation only]. In the case of a duo or groups, individual travel will be covered and all other residency costs (travel budget, stipend, etc.) will be shared between members. Applicants should consider the unique circumstances under which Fogo Island Arts carries out its programs, on a remote island with limited amenities. Successful candidates will be responsible for acquiring the necessary visas and driver’s license permissions, Fogo Island Arts will help facilitate this process. Requirements : Portfolio/link to a website –A short letter of motivation addressing how a residency would provide a meaningful experience for the applicant’s practise/research and how they would contribute to research into foodways of the Labrador Current through their proposed project (500 words max). –CV –Name and contact info of one referee (no letter required) Send toinfo@fogoislandarts.ca


ِDeadline: February 13, 2022 midnight EST


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