Call for applications: Self-Directed Artist-in-Residence Program, Caetani Cultural Centre


Call for applications: Self-Directed Artist-in-Residence Program, Caetani Cultural Centre, Vernon, BC

Application Deadline: anytime!

FLEXIBLE, AFFORDABLE, EASY-GOING. A self-directed artist-in-residence program located in the Okanagan Valley of BC – Canada’s wine, fruit and lake country.

Here at the Caetani Cultural Centre, we believe that by offering artists time and space to deepen into their creative practice, away from the distractions of everyday life, everyone benefits.

You can design your self-directed AIR Program for a stay of anywhere between 2 weeks to 3 months.

This residency is perfect for visual artists, writers, academics, researchers and creative types and open to emerging as well as established artists.

You’ll stay in a 3-bedroom shared suite at the Caetani Cultural Centre, a historic heritage house, walking distance from main street in the small town of Vernon, BC, Canada. You’ll also have the option to use one of our private backyard art studios (but we find writers & filmmakers usually choose to create in their cosy rooms.)

Want a little more history? The reason the Caetani House is an AIR program and Cultural Centre has to do with the former occupant, Sveva Caetani. It’s a weird, wild and astonishing tale. You can learn more by clicking here and watching a 5-minute video.


Current and upcoming availability in our Self-Directed AIR program:

Caetani Room (our biggest room, sofa, desk & queen bed.)
Ideal for couples, writers and digital artists.
2020: March 13th onwards.

Fogliano Room: (our smallest, quietest, coziest room, desk & twin bed.)
2020: now to May 17th. June 8th onwards.

Sermoneta Room: (our mid-sized room, desk & queen bed.)
2020: Apr. 3rd – 16th. Nov. 1st onwards.

Teano Suite: (1 bedroom + den pre-furnished self-contained suite)
Ideal for couples and families.
2020: Nov. 1st onwards.

Dates: ongoing availability (minimum 2 weeks, maximum 3 months (up to 6 months for the Teano family Suite))
Rates: between $10-$30 CAD/night depending on room + season

Included in the Residency: for a reasonable fee, artists stay in their own room with shared accommodations (kitchen, bathroom, living room, entryway) at the Caetani Cultural Centre (a heritage house walking distance of downtown Vernon.)

A private backyard art studio (one with a sink, one without) is available for an additional $5/night.

Extras: if desired, artists staying for 4 weeks or longer are offered the opportunity to teach a workshop and/or host a reading/presentation/etc. at no cost to them.

Not included in the residency: travel expenses, food, health insurance, art materials, shipping costs, exhibition costs and other personal expenses.

Deadline: applications accepted on an ongoing basis.

We have a swift turnaround time – within 7 days of applying you’ll know whether you’ve been accepted.

For more details and to apply click here.


Artist in Residence Program Coordinator
Caetani Cultural Centre
3401 Pleasant Valley Road
Vernon, British Columbia V1T 4L4