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Writing and Research Residency with Concordia’s Public Art Collection

Art Volt is looking for two creative alumni who will work as a team to develop a walking tour with audio scripts, in order to contextualize Concordia’s Public Art collection on the Sir George Williams campus. This tour should aim to make the collection more accessible to the public, while opening up new ways of experiencing and interpreting the artworks. This residency is sponsored by Art Volt and Concordia University Library, and the two alumni are expected to work closely with the university’s Public Art Lead. 

Concordia’s Public Art Collection features over 40 artists and is presented across Concordia’s two campuses on building facades, city sidewalks, tunnels and atria. The eclectic collection is a compilation of donations, commissions and works, mostly acquired during the expansion of the University since 2000. Thanks to the Ministère de la culture et des communications and the Politique d’intégration des arts à l’architecture program (also known as the 1% program), Concordia has benefitted from provincial funds for the creation of several large-scale public artworks featuring renowned Quebec artists. 

Program Overview

Two candidates will be selected and will each receive a $2000 honorarium. Additional funding is available through the Library for applicants with a graduate ​or doctorate diploma. Selected residents will complete 100 hours of work towards the development of a walking tour with audio script, featuring selected artworks from the collection. 

Milestones/Key dates:

  • May 30th, 2022 - Project begins. 

  • June 13th, 2022 - Presentation: choice of artwork, division of work, research plan. 

  • July 13th  2022 – Deliver draft of proposed itineraries, themes and sample script. 

  • August 22nd, 2022 – Deliver the first draft of the script for review. 

  • September 9th, 2022 – Final submission of all materials.

Application Criteria

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


  • Experience and/or interest in art education and cultural mediation 

  • Keen to get pedagogical experience within a team setting. Previous experience in educational fine arts settings or arts organizations is desirable. 

  • Excellent written communication skills in English, working knowledge of French 

  • Adept at online research, writing, and organizing information. 

  • Familiar with Teams, Zoom and applications for online collaboration. 

  • Excited to work with a team and to collaborate on the production of content. 

  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience with curation is an asset.

How to Apply

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

Please send your application in ONE PDF (5 MB maximum) to by Tuesday April 19th at 11:59 PM EST.

In ONE PDF FILE (5 MB), provide the following information:

1. Personal information:

  • Full name

  • Preferred pronouns (optional)

  • Telephone number

  • Email address

2. Supporting documents:

  • CV

  • Letter of Intent: outlining your art-related research, writing and/or education experience, how you will benefit from the experience in relation to your creative practice, career goals, and aspirations.  

  • Support material: writing samples 

  • A proof of graduation for students in their last semester (screen capture of graduation approval status from your Student Center) or for recent alumni (image of your diploma).

If you have any questions about this program, please contact


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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