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CTC x Art Volt Residency

Art Volt and Concordia’s Core Technical Centre (CTC) have formed a partnership to support recent alumni of the Faculty of Fine Arts through a month-long production residency opportunity. This opportunity is in parallel with a partnership between the CTC and the Undergraduate Sculpture Department, offering the same production residency for current Sculpture Major Undergraduate students. 

The Core Technical Centre houses facilities and technical expertise for woodworking, metal work, digital fabrication and much more. The brand-new facilities located in the EV Building have just re-opened in January 2023 and are typically reserved to Faculty of Fine Arts students and faculty working on curriculum or research projects.

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Program overview

Exceptionally, the CTC Shops, in collaboration with Art Volt, is accepting submissions from recent alumni interested in working in the wood shop, metal shop and/or digital fabrication shop for one month this summer. Applicants will have access to all three shops, however one primary shop must be identified and used. 

The residency is scheduled to take place from June 5th to June 30th 2023 and up to three alumni will be selected. Selected residents will be part of a cohort of 6 participants: 3 alumni and 3 undergraduate students. Residents will be required to attend 1 cohort meeting per week in which they will be invited to exchange, share and support one another in their creation process. The residency will culminate in a group show in the newly renovated Sculpture Installation/Critique space in the VA building in September.

Applicants should demonstrate some level of familiarity with the equipment they are intending to work with. This being said, residents will have access to technical support and some training with the Core Technical Centre staff. 

Selected residents will receive an honorarium of $500 for their participation in the program.

Application criteria

Applicants must be registered for graduation or have graduated from Concordia University’s Faculty of Fine Arts, within the last three years.

Alumni interested in applying, are invited to join an information session on Wednesday, March 29th 2023 at 12PM EST. Applicants will be able to ask questions, as well as discuss their project proposal with Art Volt and the CTC. To join the information session please request a zoom link with

Projects will be selected based on artistic impact, feasibility, and the scope and clarity of the project proposal. The committee will also strive for balanced representations of diverse communities and practices. The selection committee will jury the submissions and aim to notify applicants 4 weeks prior to the residency start date.

How to Apply

Please send your application in ONE PDF or in ONE ZIP FOLDER (if you are submitting audio recordings) to & before Monday, April 10th 2023 at 5PM.

Please provide the following information:

1. Personal information: 

  • Full name

  • Preferred pronoun (optional) 

  • Telephone number

  • Email address

  • Please specify which CTC shop you are primarily interested in working in (Wood Shop, Metal Shop and/or Digital Fabrication Shop) and list the equipment you will need to complete your project.

2. Supporting documents:

  • A written bio (max 250 words), or an audio recording (1 min. max). 

  • A written project proposal (max 1 page), or an audio recording (2 min. max): clearly describe the artistic project you wish to work on during the residency (form, process and concept), outline your past experience working in these types of shops, and tell us how this residency will benefit the project and/or your overall practice/career.

  • A written curriculum vitae (2 pages max) or an audio recording (3 min. max)

  • Proof of graduation: screen capture of your graduation status on your Student Hub, your unofficial transcript or your diploma.

3. Audio/Visual Documentation:

  • A portfolio of current or previous work, including relevant support material for your proposed project. Ex: Sketches (max.10 images and/or links to 2-3 audio/video excerpts). 

  • A written descriptive list of visual/audio documentation (max 1 page) or an audio clip (1 min. max) : Please include the title of the work, the media, the year of creation and any other relevant information. 

If you have any questions about the application process or need specific accommodations to help you succeed in applying, please get in touch at

Recognising the generous support

This initiative is made possible by the generous support of the Peter N. Thomson Family Innovation Fund.

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