One artist will receive a month-long residency at our studio in Prince Edward County, plus the $1,000 Dawson bursary. The selected applicant will be granted a semi-private studio space and be given access to the Spark Box Studio equipment and resources. As well, the winner will be provided with living accommodations for their month-long stay.

So many artists are trying to fit their practice into the hours outside of their day job. Many are setting up studios on their living room floors or dining room tables. At Spark Box Studio we offer artists time and space to focus on their work in an encouraging and supportive environment. Imagine one month of distraction free time to do what you love. This is what Spark Box Studio is offering to artists living and working in North America. This residency opportunity is a unique way for established and emerging artists to cultivate new ideas, access a rich library of arts resources, and focus on their career. One artist will receive a month-long residency at our studio in Prince Edward County, plus the $1,000 Dawson bursary which Spark Box Studio owners Chrissy and Kyle are offering in memory of their dear friend and artist Donald Dawson.

This award is open to residents of North America. We accept emerging, mid-career and established artists.

We support a range of disciplines including; drawers, illustrators, painters, writers, printmakers, film makers, performance artists, multidisciplinary artists, curators, book makers, musicians and photographers (digital).

We are open to most processes so long as the applicant feels their project is suitable for our studio space and environment. We are a non-toxic studio.

– Accommodations at Spark Box Studio for 1 month (four consecutive weeks)
– The $1000.00 CAD Donald Dawson bursary, paid when you arrive at the residency.
– 150 square foot semi private studio space for the duration of your residency.


Organization/Company: Spark Box Studio
Location: Picton, ON
Deadline: March 1, 2019 by midnight
How to Apply: You apply online here:
The application is due: March 1st, 2019 by midnight