Michele Larose-Osler Library Artist-in-Residence applications

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April 15, 2019 to May 10, 2019
Quebec, Canada
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Fine Arts, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology

Michele Larose-Osler Library Artist-in-Residence: Call for submissions

N.B. Following a roof fire in July 2018, the Osler Library is currently located on the 4th floor of the McLennan Library, 3459 rue McTavish.

Value: $6,000

Thanks to the generosity of Dr. Michele Larose, artist and paediatric neuropsychiatrist who trained in psychiatry and child psychiatry at McGill and in visual arts at Curtin University in Australia, the Osler Library of the History of Medicine has established an artist-in-residence programme.

The award supports visual artists visiting the university to create works that address contemporary and/or historical subjects in medicine and the health sciences that are inspired by the rich and diverse collections held by the Osler Library and/or other sources at McGill, which may include McGill faculties and hospitals. Possible projects can include, but are not limited to: painting; photography; performance; sculpture; and digital, video or installation art.

The Michele Larose – Osler Library Artist-in-Residence award, valued at $6,000, will be given annually to one or more deserving candidates with a degree in Studio Arts or a related field and/or a history of exhibiting artistic work in professional venues.

The recipient, who will be known as the Larose-Osler Artist-in-Residence, will receive assistance from the staff of the Osler Library and will have full access to the library’s world-class historical and contemporary collections as well as other sources.  Please note that the artist will be accommodated as well as possible, but that there is no dedicated studio space available. The award is intended to cover travel, materials, and related expenses incurred by the artist; the amount given is set at $6,000, from which taxes may be deducted, and will be paid upon completion of the residency requirements.

During the tenure of the Larose-Osler Artist-in-Residence, he or she will be responsible for:

  1. Working on the project;
  2. Giving a public presentation about the project;
  3. Exhibiting or performing the work; and
  4. Submitting a report on the project, suitable for publication in the Osler Library Newsletter.
  5. Completing the work by December 31, 2019.

The Larose-Osler Artist-in-Residence will be encouraged to meet with students and faculty members and to take part in the life and culture of the University.

The work will remain the property of the artist, however, recognition of support should be given.

Interested artists should send the following information:   

  1. A project description (1 page);
  2. A proposed timeline;
  3. CV;
  4. Two letters of recommendation; and
  5. Samples of work (please reduce large files as much as possible while still making them legible).

The application information should be sent as ONE pdf file using the file name (your last name.LaroseOsler2019.pdf)

Applications should be sent to the Osler Library (osler.library@mcgill.ca).

Application deadline: 10 May 2019

For more information, please contact the Osler Library at 514-398-4475, ext 09873 or osler.library@mcgill.ca.

Contact Info: 

Mary Yearl, Head Librarian

Osler Library of the History of Medicine

c/o McLennan Library, 4th Floor

3459 rue McTavish

Montreal, Quebec
H3A 0C9 Canada

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