Self-Directed Artist-in-Residence Program, Caetani Cultural Centre


Self-Directed Artist-in-Residence Program, Caetani Cultural Centre, Vernon, BC

FLEXIBLE, AFFORDABLE, EASY-GOING. A self-directed artist-in-residence program located in the Okanagan Valley – Canada’s fruit & wine 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, 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 usually choose to write 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.)
2019: Dec 2nd – Dec. 20th.
2020: Jan 7th – Feb 5th. Feb 24th onwards.

Fogliano Room: (our smallest, quietest, coziest room, desk & twin bed.)
2019: Nov. 19th – Dec. 20th.
2020: Jan. 7th – Feb 12th. March 17th – June 5th. July 24th onwards.

Sermoneta Room: (our mid-sized room, desk & queen bed.)
2019: Nov. 4th – Dec. 20th.
2020: Apr. 8th – 29th. Nov. 1st onwards.

Dates: ongoing availability (minimum 2 weeks, maximum 3 months)
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