HEAT WAVES: Call For Submissions

Applications due by July 3rd at midnight

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HEAT WAVE Mini Summer Residencies at Eyelevel



As we slowly gear up for the summer, Eyelevel is excited to be running HEAT WAVES again. Last summer was so much fun, we got to see a fantastic group of artists transform the space into their own, and we cannot wait to see what folks get up to this year. Below are details about the residency, how to apply, and how we  are approaching things this year given the current social-distancing protocols.  

HEAT WAVES provides artists at **all stages** of their careers with:

  • Free 24-hour access to one of Eyelevel’s studios for 2 weeks

  • Free access to Eyelevel’s arts & crafts supplies and tools

  • A budget of $200 to be used however you like

  • Promotional support from our Artistic Director and Program Assistant

  • The opportunity to take over Eyelevel’s Instagram Account during your time in-residence, and to informally present your work/practice through Eyelevel’s social media

  • A 1-year membership to Eyelevel which begins at the start of your residency 

Artists who apply are not expected to make finished work or hold an exhibition of any kind, but our staff will be here to help you get the word out about any shows or events that you would like to have.

HEAT WAVES will have 5 available spots, which will be during these dates:

  1. July 13 - July 25

  2. July 27 - August 8

  3. August 10 - August 22

  4. August 24 - September 5

  5. September 7 - September 19

HEAT WAVES will be “soft-juried,” we will be looking at applications with these values in mind:

  • You have never shown at Eyelevel

  • You can work within our available time slots

  • The resources that we have match the resources that you need

  • You do not have easy access to a studio, gallery or production space right now

  • Priority is given to artists who identify as BIPOC, QPOC, 2SLGBTQIA+ and/or artists who currently feel unable to access professional arts organizations. 

Use of Eyelevel’s studio is not required in order to participate in this program, however, Eyelevel cannot provide travel or accommodations for out-of-town artists. Our studios are a shared space with 4 other artists. Eyelevel has enacted cleaning, movement tracking and social-distancing protocols to support the health of artists working out of our space during this time. All HEAT WAVES participants will be required to follow these protocols and we ask all applicants to mention any concerns that they may have about working in a shared space.  


Answer the following questions and submit your application by JULY 3RD @ MIDNIGHT. You can apply in-person, over the phone, by email or by filling out this google form: https://forms.gle/arNggDbrpAW8TzF39 

  1. Basic ID information:

    1. Name

    2. email address

    3. phone number

    4. pronouns

    5. Preferred communication method (email, phone, text)

  1. Tell us a little bit about yourself, what kind of art do you make?

  2. How would you like to use the space? If you are using a studio, what do you want to make, what materials do you need to use?

  3. How do you want Eyelevel to support you? - are you looking for promotional support, feedback on your work, community involvement… etc.

  4. Which of the available time spots work for you?

  5. Do you have any concerns about working out of Eyelevel’s studios during social distancing? Are there any health needs or sensitivities that you would like us to accommodate?

  6. Is there anything else that you would like to mention?

  7. Send us a couple of images of your work or a link to a website/ whichever platform you use to share your work

Eyelevel wants to make applying for this program as easy as possible. Our ideal way to accept applications is through the google form, but you can respond to these questions by contacting us through the following methods:

  • Email us at assistant@eyelevel.art with your answers in the body of the email, as a word document, pdf, audio, or video file

  • Call us at 902-425-6412 for a phone interview/pitch

  • Visit us at 2177 Gottingen St., Halifax

Contact us if you have any questions! We can’t wait to hear from you!