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Craving a space to grow your art practice? An opportunity to surround yourself with artists and other creatives? The Akin Studio Program applications are open and ready to accept our 2022 cohort!

The Akin Studio Program at Auto BLDG (158 Sterling Road) is a unique and publicly open opportunity for art practitioners, curators and writers to lease shared studio space within the historical Auto Building at 158 Sterling Road in Toronto. In addition to a studio space throughout 2022, selected artists will be immersed within a community of peers, offering various opportunities for engagement. Studio members will be encouraged to develop and expand their individual practices while playing a role in the artistic community within the studios itself.

Studio Membership Program Start Date: January 7 2022,
Studio Membership Program End Date: December 31, 2022.

While the focus for selected artists will be to use their studio spaces for independent practice, research and development, this is an inclusive, shared studio environment where artists will benefit from insight provided by not only their studio peers and guests but also through occasional opportunities as part of the broader Akin community.

Selected artists will be encouraged to participate in four, quarterly/seasonal public ‘Open Studio’ events that will occur across the studio program space(s) throughout 2022. This may include opportunities to present a workshop or artist talk at one of these specific events, for those that are interested.

Full application details are available at

Deadline to apply: November 22, 2021, 5:00pm EST

We’re so excited to receive your applications! Please visit our Akin Studio Program Frequently Asked Questions for any questions or email us at and we’ll be happy to support you in any way we can.

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