Call for Applications: Woodhaven Artist in Residence 2023

Woodhaven Artist in Residence
Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies UBC Okanagan

The FCCS Woodhaven Artist in Residence Program provides a paid residency opportunity for a diverse variety of visiting artists including writers, visual artists, digital media artists and performance artists.

This residency includes accommodation in a large two-bedroom home located at the Woodhaven Eco Culture Centre as well as full use of a studio on the property. The Eco Culture Centre is an unstaffed retreat committed to supporting artists and students working in creative and critical practices that explore more sustainable and just ways of being in relationship with natural and non-human worlds, in a time of escalating climate change and mass extinction.

For the 2023 season, we invite applications from visual artists, writers or performers for a 4 to 8 week stay between July 1st and August 31st, 2023.

Artists who are engaged in visual arts, digital arts, performance, social and community-based artistic practices are invited to apply. We particularly encourage applications from BIPOC artists and those from marginalized groups that are traditionally underrepresented in ecologically-focussed creative practice.

Eligibility: This residency is open to Canadian and international artist. International applicants are limited to less than 30 days (including travel). Domestic applicants may stay up to eight consecutive weeks.

Payment details: The Artist in Residence will be paid $900 per week plus $100 per week to cover transportation. Payment is in Canadian dollars.

Please note: minimal equipment is available at Woodhaven. This residency is designed to engage primarily with the space at Woodhaven (which includes forested trails and a creek), although UBC’s Okanagan Campus (a 30-minute drive away from the residence location) features a staffed woodshop and metal shop, which can be booked ahead of time.

Deadline: March 1, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.

For more details, guidelines, and to apply, visit our Woodhaven Residency web page.


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