About the Residency

Contingencies of Care is committed to creating a virtual safe space for all residents, visitors and partners. During this residency, we will explore how care plays a distinct role in our creative processes and the well-being of our communities, and will engage with these issues.

Our spaces are for all to come together and centre care. In order to enable this, there are a few ground rules to ensure that everyone feels as welcome and comfortable as possible at all times. If you feel unsafe at any point please get in touch with contingenciesofcare@gmail.com.

Please note that some of the live sessions may be recorded so that participants can view them asynchronously. Please contact us if you have any concerns.

Intellectual Property

We look forward to all the work you will be creating. All participants, visitors and partners retain full intellectual property rights and creative control over the art and writing they share. Please make sure that you ask for permission and get full consent if you want to share the work, comments or conversations of others.


A pronoun is how you refer to someone, for example using she or they. Please ask people what their pronouns are if you are meeting them for the first time.


People define their own identity and are impacted by various issues in ways that are very personal to their very specific intersectionality and lived experience. Be generous towards one another before making generalisations or jumping to conclusions. Online interaction can be challenging. Ask for clarifications if you are unsure of the intention or meaning behind a comment.

Space to Speak

Be aware that it is difficult for those belonging to different groups to participate in discussions. Please make room so that everyone gets a chance to speak; ensure someone has finished articulating their ideas before adding your own; and be mindful of the appropriateness and relevance of your comments to the conversation.

Oppressive Behaviour

Everyone deserves to be treated with respect. Please make sure that your language, comments, behaviour and interactions do not perpetuate oppression in the form of racism, sexism, classism, homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, disableism, fatphobia, ageism, micro-aggressions, harassment, violent behaviour, or discrimination on basis of ethnicity, immigration status, or religious, cultural, and/or spiritual beliefs, or any other form. Give a choice for people to interact without having to talk if they don’t want to.

Land Acknowledgement

Contingencies of Care would like to acknowledge the physical indigenous lands that connect us all while we are engaging and creating in a communal virtual space. We ask participants to take a moment to identify and acknowledge the indigenous land(s) they are creating on by using the link https://native-land.ca.

As co-hosts of the residency, OCAD University and Toronto Biennial of Art would like to acknowledge the ancestral and traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Haudenosaunee, the Anishinaabe and the Huron-Wendat who are the original owners and custodians of the land on which they stand. University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus would like to acknowledge the the unceded territory of the Syilx (Okanagan) Peoples on which its infrastructure stands. BUSH Gallery is located in Secwepemcúl’ecw and is led by Secwepemc identifying folks.

Contingencies of Care would like to recognize the Indigenous lands and peoples in which the digital platforms facilitating the residency specifically impact in their infrastructure. Milanote is headquartered in what is now called San Francisco, California the traditional lands of the Ohlone and Ramaytush peoples. Slack is headquartered in what is now called Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, the traditional lands of the Woiworung and Boonwrrung peoples. Zoom is headquartered in what is now called San Jose, California, the traditional lands of the Ohlone and Tamyen peoples. Youtube is headquartered in what is now called San Mateo, California, the traditional lands of the Ohlone and Ramaytush peoples.