Monday, 2 January 2012

Glenfiddich 2012 Artist in Residence

Keen on art, whiskey, and Scotland?
Glenfiddich is seeking a Canadian artist for their summer 2012 Artist in Residence.
Call for candidates closes Janaury 25th, 2012.
For more info, keep on reading...    

Glenfiddich, the world’s most awarded single malt whisky, is searching for a Canadian artist to participate in its internationally renowned Artist in Residence program. The chosen artist will take residency at the company’s distillery in Dufftown, Scotland.

Glenfiddich is partnered with OCAD University (OCAD U) and Onsite [at] OCAD U, to assist in the identification and selection of the Canadian artist.

"The Glenfiddich residency provides Canadian artists with a unique international experience working and living with other artists from around the world," says OCAD U’s Curator, Charles Reeve. "We're thrilled to be involved with this important program."

The call for candidates opens on November 15, 2011 - and closes January 25, 2012 – Robbie Burns Day.

The shortlist of artists will be announced on February 15, 2012 at the Onsite [at] OCAD U gallery, Toronto.

Interested artists must be available to live at the distillery in Scotland for a period of three months from June to August.

Each year, Glenfiddich sponsors up to eight artists from around the world to live and work at the distillery in Dufftown. The residency, valued at roughly $20,000 per artist, represents Glenfiddich’s commitment to pioneering spirits, the arts and the communities it serves.

Artists live in crofts at the distillery and are encouraged to find inspiration from their unique setting in the Scottish Highlands. One of the special benefits for artists is the opportunity to work in an international community, to share in a dialogue with other artists and foster cross-disciplinary ideas.

The Glenfiddich Artist in Residence program has sponsored more than 76 artists since its inception in 2002. Canadian artists have included Helen Cho (2011), Damian Moppett (2010), Arabella Campbell (2009), Dave Dyment (2008), Jonathon Kaiser (2007), Annie Pootoogook (2006) and Myfanwy Macleod (2005).

The Artist in Residence program covers the cost of travel, living expenses and working materials while at the residency. Those interested in applying for the program should contact Charles Reeve at

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