Application

Easy 3 Step Application Process

Step 1 – Gather all of your support material.

Step 2 – Email airinquiries@skwachays.com with your full support material package.

Step 3 – Selected applicants will be interviewed by the selection committee for upcoming openings.

Important

Artist application support material must show clear evidence of the artist’s dedication to their craft and professional career development. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Applicants will be selected based on the Artistic Career Goals described in their Professional Development Plans, Artistic Merit of Works in Portfolio, and Rental History.

Application

Applications are being accepted for 2019!

Application:

In order to be considered for this unique subsidized housing program, all applicants must provide the following items to the Selection Committee.

Send full package to airinquiries@skwachays.com / confirmation of receipt will be sent by email.

Please submit support material in .doc or .pdf format along with links to online submissions for portfolio examples (Google Drive, Vimeo, Youtube).

  • Artist Bio – Who Are You?
  • Artist Statement – What Inspires You to Create Your Art?
  • Artist Resume –  Detailed list of professional art & culture exhibitions (*must include date, venue, city, role, presenter)
  • Letter of Recommendation (*Letter from Mentor or Established Professional who can speak to your artistic career goals and achievements)
  • Cover Letter / Expression of Interest – Describe WHY you are interested in this opportunity and HOW it will change your life
  • Proof of Income (*CRA Notice of Assessment, Alternative Options Possible  – inquire to Program Manager)
  • Professional Development 3-Year Plandownload HERE!
  • Rental Applicationdownload HERE!
  • Artistic Portfolio: (*only links to online portfolio will be accepted – please use Google Docs, Vimeo, or Youtube)
    • Painters/Carvers/Illustrators/Jewelry artists: submit 6 images of recent work with image list
    • Video/Film/Theatre Artists: submit links to 10 minutes of recent work with image list
    • Literary Artists / Cultural Knowledge Keepers: submit links to 5 pages of recent work
    • Conceptual artists: submit links for up to 10 minutes of recent work OR 6 images with image list
    • Performing Artists (Music, Comedy, Spoken Word, Dance): submit links for up to 10 minutes of recent work with image list

Easy 3 Step Application Process!

Step 1Gather all your support material today!

Step 2 Email airinquiries@skwachays.com with your full support material package.

Step 3 – Selected applicants will be interviewed by the selection committee for upcoming openings.

Important: Artist application support material must show clear evidence of the artist’s dedication to their craft and professional career development. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Applicants will be selected based on the Artistic Career Goals described in their Professional Development Plans, Artistic Merit of Works in Portfolio, and Rental History.

Skwachàys Background

Through the profits of Skwachàys Lodge Hotel and Gallery, Vancouver Native Housing Society is able to provide the rental subsidy for the artists in residence housing program. The motivation behind this practice is to provide resources for the artists to develop personally and professionally. Benefiting from an affordable rental rate, with access to a shared workspace over the course of a three-year term, 24 Indigenous artists are given more freedom to focus on their professional artistic career pursuits and objectives.