Caetani Centre Self Directed Artist and Writer (AiR/WiR) Residence Program 2022

Vernon, British Columbia

Live and work in the Okanagan at the Historic Caetani Heritage House

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Self-Directed Residency Opportunities
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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.

Open to emerging and established artists in most mediums. Writers, musicians, curators, cultural researchers, musicians and performing artists are also welcome and encouraged to apply.

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. Separate studios are also available on site. There is limited access to equipment. If you have special equipment needs you should contact the Centre to ensure that this program is suitable for your expectations.

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, supplies, healthcare, and transportation.

Professional Development, Opportunities & Obligations
The Self-Directed Artist in Residence Program offers individuals the opportunity to further develop their work, and to establish professional practices and standards. We offer the support of our staff and facilities to help Resident Artists reach the next stage of development in their careers.

The Caetani Centre can facilitate workshops, receptions, readings and public programming based around the participating artist’s work.

Selection of Applicants
The program is open to both emerging and established artists. The ideal candidate will have invested themselves in training, be self-directed and able to work independently.

Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to artistic excellence as well as an interest in experimentation and innovative ideas.


  • Applications are ongoing for the Self-Directed Program and dependent upon availability
  • Please check availability before applying
  • Our minimum length of stay is 2 weeks
  • Double occupancy available for some rooms

Residency and Availability during COVID-19

  • Covid-19 restrictions are being lifted. Please note that we may need to adjust our program according to public health guidelines quickly and with little notice as situations develop.
  • The Caetani room (large), the Sermoneta Room (medium), and the Fogliano Room (slightly smaller) are currently available for the AIR program.
  • There are two modest standalone art studios available for rent. The Juul and Sveva Studios, each of which has a sink and running water.

To explore the rooms, rates and availability, please scroll down on the application page linked below.

Apply Online by clicking here.
(Applications are accepted online only)

Please Contact Us if you need assistance, have questions or experience any difficulties.

Note: During Covid-19 we have limited staff and it may take longer than usual to respond to your enquiry. Staff are available limited hours: 9 am-4:30 pm, Tuesday-Friday.

Caetani Cultural Centre
3401 Pleasant Valley Road, Vernon, BC V1T 4L4
250-275-1525 |

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