Call for interest

Research in Residence: Arts' Civic Impact

Is your arts organization/ festival keen to house a researcher as part of the Research in Residence: Arts’ Civic Impact initiative? Before you apply, make sure you’ve fully read the Call for Interest. If you have any questions, please be in touch with

To find out more about the initiative, you can go here.

Ready to submit your organization/ Festival for consideration?

If you would like to apply by video (10 minutes max) please address the following questions in your video and upload it through this Google form:

• Your organization’s name 
• Your mission statement/mandate and how it relates to civic impact
• What would you like to learn about your organization’s civic impact?
• The area(s) of interest of your choice from the four listed above
• How your organization will support the Researcher 
• How your organization supports equity, diversity and inclusion
• How participating in this initiative will  benefit your organization and the arts sector

Please ensure the video’s title includes the name of your arts organization/ festival.

If you are experiencing issues with the form, please email with subject “Video Upload Issues” and an alternate method will be provided to you.

To provide a written submission, please fill out the following form

If you are experiencing issues filling out the form, download this Word Document file and submit it to

To request a one-on-one meeting, please book through Calendly here.

In addition to your application, please submit a letter of support from your organization’s governing body to with the subject: ‘Organization Name’- Research in Residence. Please ensure the letter includes the following:

• Acknowledgement that the organization is in a position to contribute towards the project from Fall 2021 to May 31, 2022
• Receptive to having the resulting framework shared with the sector
• Signatures from two members of the organization’s governing body

Deadline for Submissions: September 10, 2021 at 11:59pm Eastern, with successful organizations notified in early October