Programs, Exhibitions & Call for Entry

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Text Collective Residency 

(Call for entry is now closed)

An Online Residency w/ Lauren Prousky

Applications due: Jan. 4, 2022 
Review Period: Jan. 5 & 6, 2022 
Applicants notified: Jan. 7, 2022 
Residency Dates: Jan. 12, 26, Feb. 9, 23, March 9, 6-8pm
Exhibition: Thursday, Mar. 31, 2022  

Honorarium: $400

About the Residency
Text Collective is a digital residency structured around bi-monthly meetings for writers and text-based artists of marginalized genders including women, two-spirited people and gender diverse individuals including non-binary and trans people. The goal is to create a supportive space where we discuss our work, flesh out ideas, share resources and talk/commiserate/celebrate with peers.
Participants are invited to work on existing projects and will also work together to create a collaborative zine and will be able to share their work at the IN•PRINT exhibition opening on March 31st at Button Factory Arts.

Screen Printing Technique & Theory:
A space for women and gender diverse individuals with a focus on accessible printmaking practices

with Amanda Damsma, Tee Kundu, Allie GingerichProgram Dates: Thursdays, Jan. 6 - Feb. 24, 6-8 pm Week 2, 7 & 8 provide a 3 hour window of studio time from 6-9pm (8 weeks)


Exhibition Opening: Thursday, March 31, 2022

Registration Deadline: Jan 3, 2022

(registration is now closed)
Cost: $51 members / $60 non-members

This program will offer a space for participants to explore their own creative voice in an 8-week screen printing program. Both hands-on studio classes and seminar-based presentations will be offered in order to explore printmaking’s historical, social and political importance. Participants in this program will be provided space to explore creative projects, idea generation and a community of practice with others with ongoing support. 


All participants will be invited to submit work to the Gender Equality Exhibition, in person at Button Factory Arts, opening March 31, 2022.  All skill levels welcome.

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Jesika Joy

contested Selves

Feb. 4 - Mar. 19, 2022
Delayed due to COVID-19 closures
New Dates: Aug. 5 - 31, 2022

Jesika Joy is a multimedia artist whose work is about subjectivity, sexuality, spirituality, and political justice. She has exhibited her work at numerous venues including Images, Nuit Blanche, Inside Out, the Paris Lesbian and Feminist Film Festival, the Button Factory, A Space Gallery, Print London, and at the AGO's Massive Party.  She also holds a PhD in social and political thought from York University and teaches at Wilfrid Laurier University.  Her book Reconsidering Radical Feminism is published with UBC Press.