The Nest Residency

Launched in 2019 under the leadership of Outreach Director Marcel Stewart, The Nest Residency offers emerging artists 12 months of arts mentorship in the development of a burning creative impulse. Rooted in process, with a focus on risk taking and exploration, the residents will find avenues for artistic expression in a safe, supported and transformative environment – The Nest is a place to cultivate ideas.

With the Nest Residency, SIP seeks to deepen the artistic relationship between local emerging artists and the collective artistic community. The goal of this program is rooted in process, with a focus on risk taking, and exploring new ways of artistic expression in a safe, supported and transformative environment. Residency in The Nest includes the opportunity to showcase work developed as part of the In the Soil Arts Festival.

Thank you to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for the support of this program.

2020/2021 Nest Residents

2019/2020 Nest Residents