Deadline: Open call

Self-Directed Residencies for Artists and Writers In Okanagan Valley

Self-directed residencies for most disciplines including writing, painting, drawing, photography.

Description of residency program
The Caetani Cultural Centre offers artists and writers creative living and working spaces in an independent community atmosphere for self-directed residencies, providing time, support and room for creativity, at affordable rates.

Duration of residency
Self-directed residencies are of varying lengths of time, from 2 weeks to 3 months, to suit the individual needs of the applicant. Longer terms may be negotiated if needed. Please specify the preferred time period for the residency and length of stay for project in your application form. The Self-Directed Residencies are not sponsored or themed.

Unless otherwise indicated, applicants are suggested to apply at least 3 months prior to the required time period. All applications are adjudicated by a professional adjudication panel. Please check the appropriate web pages for availability.

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
Open to emerging and established visual artists in any medium. Writers, musicians, curators, cultural researchers, musicians and performing artists are also welcome and encouraged to apply.

Studio/ workspace
Modest studio workspaces located on the Centre grounds are included in the overall fees.

Off-site studio spaces may be available for ceramic artists through the Vernon Community Arts Centre, or other visual artists through the Fresh! AiR program at the Allan Brooks Nature Centre, the Science Centre. Please contact the Caetani Centre if you require special facilities or are interested in partnering with a local organization.

  • Ninfa Studio: Footprint: approximately 12’ x 14’ (3.7 m x 4.3 m)
    • Ceiling Height: approximately 8’ (2.44 m)
  • Access to Internet
  • Tub sink, access to water and washrooms.

Accommodation

  • Shared 4 piece full bathroom
  • Shared kitchen/eating area.
  • Shared communal gathering space in the Library
  • One parking space onsite
  • Bed linens, towels, and cleaning supplies are provided by the Centre.
  • Coin operated laundry onsite
  • Access to Internet, and Library
  • Artists are responsible for their own travel, health insurance, food requirements, materials, equipment, and should have their own transportation.

1. Caetani Room – 19’ x 14’-2”, (5.8 m x 4.3 m)

  • Large room, queen bed, small sofa, desk/chair
  • Writer’s Live/Work space (no separate studio) – $15/night ($450/month)
  • Visual Artist paired with Studio – $20/night ($600/month)
  • Perfect for a writer/researcher as a live/work space

2. Sermoneta Room  – 12’-4” x 9’ (3.75 m x 2.75 m)

  • Medium room, queen bed, desk/chair
  • Visual Artist paired with Studio – $15/night ($450/month)
  • Writer’s Live/Work space (no separate studio) – $10/night ($300/month)

3. Fogliano Room – 9’-9”x9”-8” (2.97m x 2.97m) 

  • Small room, single bed
  • Writer’s Live/Work space (no separate studio): $10/night ($300/month)
  • Visual Artist paired with Studio – $15/night ($450/month)

Obligations
Based on the length of the residency, and if requested, the Caetani Cultural Centre will assist in facilitating workshops, receptions, and public programming based around the participating artist’s work. As a relatively new program, the Caetani Centre is interested in feedback and constructive criticism, and requests that the participant submit an exit survey upon completion of their project.

Artists-in-Residence are requested to leave a piece of art in the community, if possible.

Fees and support
AIR Program fees include either a live/work space OR a private studio or  and private bedroom, with shared common areas: kitchen, bath and common areas). This will be specified in the contract.

  • 3 Private bedrooms are available (two with queen-sized bed, Fogliano room has twin bed, clothes storage and desk with chair).
  • Double occupancy can be considered for an additional fee of $5/night ($150/mo) for the Caetani or Sermoneta rooms only. No pets or children please.
  • Additional nights/weeks are pro-rated @ the nightly rate.

 The Self-Directed Residencies are not sponsored or themed, and fees are based and pro-rated on length of stay. Artists are expected to provide their own food, materials and transportation.

Expectations towards the artist
Self-directed residencies are of varying lengths of time, from 2 weeks to 3 months, to suit the individual needs of the applicant. Longer terms may be negotiated if needed. Please specify the preferred time period for the residency and length of stay for project in your application form. 

Application information 
Open call for 2018. Apply online: 
http://caetani.org/applications/application-form-self-directed-artistswriters/  

Self-Directed Residencies for Artists and Writers In Okanagan Valley

Self-Directed Residencies for Artists and Writers In Okanagan Valley

Location
Canada

No application deadline / Open call

Residency starts
03/01/2018

Residency ends
31/01/2018

More information
http://caetani.org/self-directed-residencies-for-artists-and-writers/