Vancouver Island (also called the Warmland, and home of many a vineyard)! We are just outside of downtown Duncan in the Cowichan Valley on unceded Quw`utsun` Territory on a road that connects with the Cowichan Valley Trail. The shared suite is below the Hall & has views onto Bings Creek.
A private bedroom with desk & 24 hour access to a dedicated, semi-private studio space. Linens for bed & bath, heat & hot water, Wi-Fi. The suite has a large living room, kitchen, gas stove & patio. Artists are responsible for cleaning their room, preparing their own meals & keeping common areas tidy.
There is a small art store 20 mins walk away, or you could take the bus to Victoria or Nanaimo (each 45 minutes away)
2 mins to the Cowichan Valley Trail with gorgeous nature trails to explore, 10 mins walking distance to a cafe & grocery store. 20 mins walk to downtown shops. Onsite access to a small swimming hole in the creek below.
Travel & Arrival
The artist is responsible for their own transport to Duncan. If you arrive by the Horseshoe Bay ferry from Vancouver you can hop on the IslandLink ($20) which will bring you right downtown. Please note that you do NOT need a reservation if you are walking onto the ferry.
Our arrival dates are the 1st & 16th of every month.
Duration of residency
Minimum stay of 1 week available, maximum stay of 3 months.
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
Though completely optional, we would support you in creating & leading a workshop for the community, and presenting an exhibition (as space permits) of your work during the residency or in conclusion of your stay.
A furnished, private bedroom with desk. Linens for bed & bath, shampoo & conditioner. Package of 'welcome home' goods, heat & hot water, wi-fi, dishwasher, heated bathroom floor, shared laundry, garden and patio area.
24hours access to a large workspace with tables, wall space, natural light & access to nature.
You are able to setup your own semi-private, dedicated space to suit your needs.
Fees and support
$950 for the month, $650 for 2 weeks, $325 weekly
Airport pickup from YCD only or Horseshoe Bay Ferry
Expectations towards the artist
This is a self directed, process based residency so the artist is responsible for creating own materials, developing the content & descriptions for any workshops, and for the presentation of an exhibition (time & space pending). We will support the artist with marketing and meet weekly for check-in & mentorship.
Artist is responsible for their own travel to Vancouver Island, and their own meals.