21.01.2020

EUNIC > Consultant for Launch of European Photographer in Residence Programme (Canada)

The European Union National Institutes for Culture of Toronto (French Embassy/Alliance Française, Goethe-Institut, Istituto Italiano, Camoes Instituto), in partnership with the Toronto Scotiabank CONTACT Festival, PREFIX ICA, the Museum of Contemporary Art and OCAD University are launching a European Photographer in Residence programme (ClosE.Up) and Creative Engagement programmes, which have a collective mission to encourage creativity, engagement, openness, and connectivity through photography. ClosE.Up invites four European photographers to create site-specific photography projects in Toronto from 2020 onwards and hosts learning experiences for the community through Creative Engagement programmes.

Between February and May of 2020, in close cooperation with all the stakeholders involved, the programme coordination consultant will steward an international call for applications, design the selection process of four European photographers, organise the selection committee, build a frame and a detailed agenda for four residency programmes, as well as creative education programmes, and supervise the residence launch event in May 2020.

Required Skills:

  • Articulate a vision for the residency programme and nurture its evolution to ensure that it has the potential to sustain itself over the years and to reach the local communities.

  • Understand the priorities, roles and responsibilities of each partner and establish ad-hoc programmes so they can sustainably scale.

  • Plan a global budget for personnel, equipment, and programming.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience of working with distributed teams.

  • Experience of working in a European environment.

  • Arts administration, arts education or similar field experience.

  • Experience working with artists.

  • MA/MS in arts administration or related field.

  • Demonstrated experience managing projects, events and programme budgets.

  • Proven track record of helping build team dynamics.

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in photography and arts education.

  • Experience building best practices for planning, implementing and managing artist-in-residence programmes and hands-on programmes for diverse, non-art communities.

  • Knowledge of the following European languages a plus: French, German, Italian or Portuguese.


Maximum budget is EUR 10,000 (Approx 14,600 CAD). Non-Canadian applicants must have a valid Canadian Visa and Work Permit.

Deadline: 14 February 2020

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