Toronto Public Library seeking Comic/Graphic Artist In Residence – Apply by July 14th

The Toronto Public Library contacted us to let us know that they are seeking a Comic/Graphic Artist-In-Residence for their Young Voices program…! This sounds pretty exciting, and could be a great fit for a working comic artist. Details are in the attached PDF, and a text version is included under the cut below.

YV comic artist in residence 2017

Toronto Public Library

Comic/Graphic Artist in Residence – Young Voices
October 2 – December 1, 2017
Remuneration: $7,500

Toronto Public Library invites applications from comic/graphic artists for the Young Voices fall 2017 Comic Artist in Residence – Young Voices position. The residency is designed to encourage exchanges between the artist and Toronto teens and requires creation of online content, plus attendance at 14 events in Toronto: the launch of the 2017 Young Voices magazine on October 12th, the 2017 Young Voices Writers’ Conference on October 28th where
you will present a 75 minute workshop on comic/graphic arts, and 12 comics workshops for teens at library branches across the city. Additionally, 2 hours per week at the library for: one on-one
meetings with youth from the general public, blog development, participation in online forums, and other activities as agreed.

In advance of the actual residency, the comic/graphic artist in Residence will develop, in collaboration with the Young Voices staff working group:

  • A schedule for in-branch activities
  • Outline of on-line content

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must reside in Canada. Please note, no travel or accommodation costs will be paid.
  • Professionally published creator of comic, graphic novel or manga
  • Experience instructing teen artists and writers
  • Understanding of the needs of Toronto’s diverse community of teen artists and writers
  • Experience delivering comics-related programs, workshops or readings

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file attachment and must include:

  • Cover letter outlining ability to meet eligibility criteria (1 page)
  • Curriculum Vitae or resumé, including a list of publications and completed projects and a summary of experience working with teen artists and writers
  • Title, brief description and point form outline of a possible two hour comic arts workshop for teens
  • Two letters of reference
  • Brief video (maximum 5 minutes) of yourself answering the following questions:
    1. Describe a graphic novel/comic that had a great impact on yourself and why?
    2. How would you create a welcoming environment for teens to encourage sharing of their work?
    3. Tell us something about yourself outside of your creative work that you think we should know.

Application Deadline: July 14th, 2017
Send applications to:

Please use the subject line – Comic/Graphic Artist in Residence – Young Voices

The Young Voices program is supported through the generosity of the Daniels brothers in honour of their mother, Norine Rose, through the Toronto Public Library Foundation.