The TD North/South Artist Exchange aims to bridge the gap between Canada’s North and South by creating residency programs for artists across both regions. In consultation with the TD North/South advisory committee, Canadian Art works with artist recipients to develop customized residencies that foster connections between artists and communities.
Past recipients of the program include Nicotye Samayualie, who traveled from Cape Dorset to participate in the Indigenous Residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, and Luanne Martineau, who traveled from Montreal to Cape Dorset to be the artist in residence at Kinngait Studio. Previous artists include Jutai Toonoo (Cape Dorset), Graeme Patterson (Halifax), Tim Pitsiulak (Cape Dorset) and Ed Pien (Toronto).
TD Bank Group has been collecting artwork from Canada’s Inuit people from the Arctic region since the mid-1960s, while Canadian Art has reported on developments in Inuit art since beginning publication in 1984. This exchange and other programs are an extension of TD’s and Canadian Art’s interest in supporting artistic activity in that region.