Join us for a digital showcase of new creative works developed by eight new-generation artists as part of Suitcase in Point’s 2020-2021 Nest Artist Residency. Each artist will share their work-in-progress as part of Suitcase in Point’s reimagined In the Soil Multi (p)Arts Festival.

When: June 23–27, 2021
Register for free: Click Here

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, Suitcase in Point seeks to deepen the artistic relationship between local emerging artists and the collective artistic community. The Nest Artist Residency 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.

All showcases will be delivered online and registration is free. Select as many as you’d like to attend. Your participation as an audience member will go a long way in the further development of each artists’ work. Most showcases will include a post-show talk-back session, and a link to attend will be shared at the event. Audiences are encouraged to attend, but are not obligated.

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

Although the Nest Residency Showcase programming is free to attend, your support through our Canada Helps campaign is sincerely appreciated. During the month of June, every $1 raised through Canada Helps gives Suitcase in Point an entry to win $20,000 through the Great Canadian Giving Challenge.

For more information on each artist resident and the work they will be sharing, click through the artists below.

2020/2021 Nest Residents

2019/2020 Nest Residents