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CyberFellows – Peer-Learning Incubator for Emerging Artists

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Cyber Fellows
Peer-Learning Incubator for Emerging Artists


Cyber Fellows is an artist residency program designed for emerging artists seeking a supportive and collaborative environment for their artistic development. The program is fully virtual and international, enabling artists from around the world to participate in a peer-learning incubator that highlights collective work and skill-sharing. Funded by the Canada Council for the Arts, Cyber Fellows was born out of a collaboration between the Younger than Beyoncé Gallery (YTB), Gudskul Ekosistem, Flux Factory, and the Pulse Lab.

The residency aims to provide an accessible and flexible alternative to traditional graduate art programs, especially during the stay-at-home measures resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Cyber Fellows supports artists in developing important skills through community-driven research and learning, while building a sustainable art ecosystem. It also focuses on creating novel online spaces for artistic expression.

The first cohort of Cyber Fellows occurred during 2022. Residents would participate in bi-weekly meetings, virtual activities, and discussions facilitated by organizers from YTB and Gudskul. The program was peer-led, with participants and organizers sharing roles and tasks of virtual hosting, facilitation, notetaking, graphic recording, and running group activities.

In September through November of 2022, the Cyber Fellows was produced to showcase the project, as well as the work done by members of the residency over the course of the year.

YTB is currently preparing for the next edition of Cyber Fellows and reflecting on feedback from the pilot program. The program provides emerging artists with an opportunity to develop important skills, build community, and co-create a sustainable art ecosystem. To learn more about the Cyber Fellows program, visit their website.



We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.Canada Council for the Arts Digital Strategy FundCanada Council for the Arts Digital Strategy Fund