CMCE has an Artist-in-Residence program at OISE/UT. This exciting initiative allows students and faculty a more substantial engagement with artist-scholars of international stature. As part of their residency, artist-scholars participate in some or all of the following activities: public lectures; visits to individual graduate and pre-service classes and seminars; workshops on specific topics; research; consultations with students and artists; production and/or post-production of original media art in collaboration with an artist-run facility.

Under the auspices of the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, CMCE initiated a pilot residency for spring 2002, hosting Spencer Nakasako in February. Nakasako is the San Francisco-based director who has received many international awards, especially for his film and television work with disenfranchised Southeast Asian youth. In addition to screening his films for the Toronto public, Nakasako held workshops with practising and pre-service teachers and worked with a group of young people in Toronto.

In the fall of 2002, artist-scholar Dee Dee Halleck was in residency for the month of November at CMCE, offering a special one-semester graduate course, Media and Democracy.

We are pleased to announce that in the fall of 2003, Guillermo Verdecchia will be in residence at CMCE -- keep an eye on this site for further details in the fall!