Cassiar Cannery Artist-in-Residence Program


The Cassiar Cannery and Prince Rupert Community Arts Council invite visual artists to apply to our Artist-in-Residence program.
Cassiar Cannery Artist-in-Residence program provides opportunities for visual artists to live and work in the Cassiar Cannery for a period of one or three weeks. Artists-in-residence are provided with accommodation and studio space as well as an honorarium to offset the cost of materials, shipping, day to day living expenses, and travel. Artists-in-residence must give one public presentation, performance or workshop during their residency. The Cassiar Cannery long residency is intended for professional artists with formal training or equivalent experience and recognition among their peers. The short residency is open only to emerging and established artists living and working in Northern British Columbia.
The Cassiar Cannery has been called one of the Top 10 unique places to overnight in BC. Nestled in the Skeena River estuary, 30 minutes south of Prince Rupert BC, it was once the longest consecutively operated salmon cannery on the west coast. www.cassiarcannery.com
Applicants should keep in mind that this residency takes place in a remote location with limited amenities. Stores and restaurants are located in Prince Rupert, a 30 minute drive from the residencey. Successful candidates should have a valid driver’s license. Due to the limited size of the house, applications are not accepted from collaborative groups. The accommodation is not wheelchair accessible.
Short residency (one week) (Northern BC artists only): September 17 to 24, 2019
Long residency (three weeks): September 29 to October 20, 2019
Deadline for applications – April 15, 2019
To submit an application, please visit our website at www.artsprincerupert.ca
For more information visit our website or email us at artsprincerupert@gmail.com and put “Artist-in-Residence” in the subject line.



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