Research and Production in Animation

The TAIS Artist in Residency Program supports the production of new animated work by artists in TAIS Studios through a combination of funding and in-kind resources. Annually, the program invites one Canadian artist and one International artist to engage in self-directed research and production towards the completion of a new independent animated film, video, or project. The residency includes a combination of monetary funding and in-kind use of studio space, equipment and resources at TAIS Studios.


2019 CALL FOR PROPOSALS – TAIS Artist in Residence Program

Opening date: Monday, August 13, 2018

Deadline Extension: Friday, October 19, 2018

DETAILS available HERE




TAIS 2018 Canadian Artist in Residence is Daniel Barrow



photo credit: Valerie Sagin

Montreal-based artist Daniel Barrow works in video, film, print-making and drawing, but is best known for his use of antiquated technologies, his “registered projection” installations, and his narrative overhead projection performances. Barrow describes his performance method as a process of, “creating and adapting comic narratives to manual forms of animation by projecting, layering and manipulating drawings on overhead projectors”.

Barrow has exhibited widely in Canada and abroad. He has performed at The Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), PS1 Contemporary Art Center (New York), The Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s TBA festival, and the British Film Institute’s London Film Festival. Barrow is the winner of the 2010 Sobey Art Award as well as the recipient of the 2013 Glenfiddich Artist in Residence Prize.



TAIS Canadian Artist Residency is three-months long, taking place this year between September and November 2018. The goal for this Canadian Artist Residency is to emerge with a finished work. The selected Canadian artist is awarded $9,000, comprised of $3,000 in-kind towards 3-months of studio space, equipment and resources at TAIS Studios, and $6,000 in cash funding for their project.

Plans for the Residency: click here


TAIS 2018 International Artist in Residence is Julian Gallese




Julian Gallese is an independent animation filmmaker from Costa Rica, now living in Barcelona, Spain. Since studying Classical Animation at the Vancouver Film School, Julian has had his work shown in festivals and galleries around the world, including: the Ottawa International Animation Festival, Giraffest: Festival of Independent Animation, the Dawson City International Short Film Festival, Fest Anča International Animation Festival, the Hiroshima International Animation Festival, and TAIS 11th Annual Animation Showcase where his film “Cococo” was the runner-up/winner of an Honourable Mention for the Audience Award. Julian has collaborated with studios on the production of animation, and has worked for clients like MTV and LACMA. He has also been a guest speaker at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, and CETAV (the Centro de Tecnología y Artes Visuales: Center for Technology and Visual Arts) in Costa Rica.



TAIS International Artist Residency is one-month long, taking place this year in May 2018. The goal for this residency is to develop a new animated work. The selected artist is awarded $3,500, comprised of $1,500 in-kind towards 1-month of studio space, equipment and resources at TAIS Studios, and $2,000 in cash funding for their project.

Plans for the Residency: click here


To read about past residency recipients, click HERE>>

TAIS residency programming is presented with the support of the Ontario Arts Council, and the Canada Council for the Arts

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