Residency For Artists On Hiatus has finished its third residency term (2016/2017) this past July. Currently, we do not have specific plans/dates for future calls and residency terms. Please be on our mailing list or follow us on Facebook/Twitter to get our latest news.  All our past residents’ on-hiatus reports are archived on their pages.  


Programme Guidelines

**IMPORTANT** Please read carefully this programme guidelines, about page, and the downloadable application form to understand and decide if this residency is suitable for you. Should you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us before applying. Please submit all required material to:



Residency For Artists On Hiatus (RFAOH) accepts applications from international artists who are currently NOT making or presenting art. The applicant should have had a professional career with an exhibition record, training in visual arts or equivalent experience, and the recognition of their peers. If the applicant has an appointed exhibition, presentation, artist residency, or a specific project to start in the future and is simply waiting for it, RFAOH does not consider this as a hiatus.



The residency period should be a minimum of six months to a maximum of one year. Selected residents are expected to document their on-hiatus activities (or non-activities) and to provide periodic updates during their residency on their page of the RFAOH website. They are also asked to submit a written report on their experience at the conclusion of their residency. This documentation material will later be published as part of the RFAOH annual report. Should an occasion for resuming one’s artistic practice unexpectedly occur, the resident may withdraw from the residency; in such a case the inclusion in the publication will be subject to consideration. Further, any on-hiatus endeavours conducted during this residency should not be considered an art project; therefore we ask that its documentation not be used in any future “art” presentations or exhibitions. Please keep in mind that RFAOH is an opportunity for the residents to focus on their “non-art” project or endeavour, rather than to conceive ideas for future art projects or practice.


Selection and Stipend

Resident artists will be selected based on their on-hiatus proposal. Preference will be given to proposals which demonstrate a rigorous interest in their “non-art” project/endeavour to be conducted during their residency. Successful applicants will be awarded a stipend of $30 CAD per month in exchange with their participation. This amount is subject to change depending on funding. Successful applicants will be notified approximately two months after the application deadline.


Submission guidelines

All applicants must submit:

1. A completed application form
2. Visual support material as one or more of the following:

  • a link to your website or online portfolio that comprehensively shows your artistic practice
  • up to 10 jpeg images (consult the application form for details)
  • up to 3 videos or other digital media (consult the application form for details)

3. Curriculum Vitae (maximum three pages)

Electronic Submissions:
The application form and all other text-based support material can be submitted as email attachments: PDF or Microsoft Word is preferred. Please indicate your name clearly on each page. Image files should be gathered in a zip file and emailed as an attachment. If we have difficulty opening your files we will contact you. Video and audio files or other multi-media support material cannot be sent by email. Please follow the instructions on the application form.

Please submit all required material to:

Hard Copy Submissions:
Applicants who would like to submit a hard copy of the application form and other support materials on CD/DVD should mail the package to the address below. Please note that RFAOH is unable to return your submission materials.

2270 rue Gilford, Montreal, QC
H2H 2R9

Application deadline for 2016/2017 residency: JUNE 25, 2016

**PLEASE NOTE** We cannot consider incomplete applications for the competition


Residency For Artists On Hiatus would like to thank the organizations and individuals who have helped us in various ways over the last three years. We would also like to acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts this year, making this call for applications 2016/2017 and our third term of operation possible.