Doris McCarthy Artist-in-Residence Centre – Call for Applications

The Ontario Heritage Trust has launched the Doris McCarthy Artist-in-Residence Centre at Fool’s Paradise, the former home and studio of Canadian artist Doris McCarthy located in Toronto. Professional visual artists, musicians, and writers may apply for short term residencies to live and work on their creative disciplines at this serene and picturesque site overlooking the Scarborough Bluffs.

In keeping with Doris’ wishes when she donated the property to the Ontario Heritage Trust, they have converted Fool’s Paradise into an Artist-in-Residence Centre. The Centre embraces the multi-disciplinary nature of the arts, strives to demonstrate the positive and restorative influence of landscape and the environment, and fosters excellence among contemporary Canadian artists, musicians and writers.

Comprehensive information on the program as well as the application form is available online at:

The deadline for the 2015 residency applications (January-December 2015) is Tuesday October 14 at 3:00 pm.

If you have any questions about the program please direct them to dmair(at)heritagetrust(dot)on(dot)ca.

Please help get the word out to potential applicants by sharing the above link with your professional networks, membership, stakeholders and other interested individuals and groups.

The Ontario Heritage Trust – the province’s heritage agency – is dedicated to identifying, protecting, renewing and promoting Ontario’s rich and diverse built, cultural and natural heritage. For more information about the work of the Trust, please visit their website at