Tuesday, October 6, 2020 to Thursday, October 29, 2020
Modern Fuel

The Side-ways artist residency, presented by Union Gallery and Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre, is now accepting applications. Side-ways is a remote residency open to visual and interdisciplinary artists at any stage in their careers, including students. This residency offers artists an infrastructure for collaborations, peer-to-peer support, and constructive conversations. Applications can be submitted through this jotform:

The deadline for applications is the 30th of October 2020, 11:59 EDT.

For more information check out our website:


Side-ways is a remote residency that offers artists in Kingston an infrastructure for sustained critical conversations, potential collaborations and peer-to-peer support. Open to visual and interdisciplinary artists at any stage of their art practice (including student artists), the residency aims to facilitate both informal exchanges and more formal critical discussions towards developing new works or projects. Artists will be organized into groups of three, while also participating in full-group programming. The smaller group format will enable extensive ongoing dialogue, including monthly crits. The larger group format will allow all participants to engage in two full-group crits and presentations with virtually-visiting artists, curators and cultural workers. In the spirit of horizontal mentorship, artists are also encouraged to self-organize occasions for skill-sharing and collaborative exchanges. Side-ways will start in November 2020 and culminate with a public symposium and exhibition presented at both Union Gallery and Modern Fuel in October 2021. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by 2 November, 2020. Artists will each receive an honorarium of $400 and a one-year joint membership to Union Gallery and Modern Fuel for their completion of the residency. 



Visual and interdisciplinary artists (including Queen’s University student artists) based in the Katarokwi/Kingston region who are committed to a period of intensive and collective development of their contemporary art practices. Ideal candidates will be motivated to deepen their practice via peer support/mentorship and collaborative/collective praxis.



Please submit an application via Jotform with the following information:

1. Basic information

a. Name

b. Pronouns

c. Other personal information that you think we should know (accommodations, schedule

restrictions, anything about your community or identity that you feel is relevant to your art 


d. Contact information

2. Letter of interest

a. Describe your art practice, including mediums, experiences, past and/or current projects. 

Consider this an artist statement.

b. Describe any project(s) you want to cultivate during this residency. This could be an 

ongoing project for which you want to make new works, or incipient ideas you want to 


c. Explain why peer support/mentorship and collaborative/collective ways of working appeal 

to you. If you are already engaged in this kind of work, share how that informs your 

practice. You are also welcome to describe any community or collaborative experiences (these don’t need to be art-related) that orient you towards collective processes.

d. Outline the skills/insights you are interested in sharing with fellow artists and what 

skills/insights you hope to receive in kind.

3. Documentation of past work

a. Up to 15 image/video/audio files, labeled in the following format: 01_Initials_Title.jpg

b. List of works, with title, medium, date, size (dimensions/running time), and optional 


Contact us at or 613-533-3171 if you have any questions about the project and/or application process.



Side-ways is co-led by GHY Cheung (Project Coordinator, Union Gallery) and naphtali 

(Programming Coordinator, Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre).


GHY Cheung is a Hong Kong-born writer and artist. His research spans public art and 

interventionist practices; spatial theory; queer and feminist theories; and utopian studies. Across his inquiries, he centers queer kinships as archive, method and sustenance.


Naphtali is an yt trans non-binary jew, artist, and PhD student in Cultural Studies at Queen’s. In their PhD work they trace how perspective and representation emerge in white settler colonial discourses to silo human and non-human relations in ways that spread the carceral imagination across institutions and relations more broadly, and how that spread can be un-imagined through abolitionist and decolonial intimacies.


Union Gallery has been in operation since 1994 and has a unique place within the cultural landscape of the Katarokwi/Kingston. It is a non-profit, professionally staffed, student-driven 

Queen’s University organization committed to increasing awareness and appreciation of contemporary art, supporting excellence in the arts, and creating a space where students and emerging artists can work with professionals to obtain skills, training and career development in the visual arts.


Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre has been operating in Katarokwi/Kingston for over forty years as a non-profit organization facilitating the presentation, interpretation, and production of 

contemporary visual, time-based and interdisciplinary arts. Modern Fuel aims to meet the 

professional development needs of emerging and mid-career local, national and international 

artists, from diverse cultural communities, through exhibition, discussion, and mentorship 



Both Union Gallery and Modern Fuel are situated on the ancestral homelands and territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples. 

In order to apply. fill out the jotform linked below. Applications will close on October 29th at 11:59pm EDT.