Artists In Residence

Are you a practicing Indigenous artist; First Nations, Métis, or Inuit?

Are you actively engaged in your professional artistic career development?

Are you willing to work 8 hours/month in exchange for housing subsidy?

Skwachàys Lodge Artists in Residence Program Would Like to Hear From You!

The Artists in Residence opportunity at Skwachàys Lodge is a unique and life-changing housing program for practicing Indigenous artists. This includes subsidized housing in clean, unfurnished bachelor suites, 24/7 access to shared artist workshops, and access to programming opportunities for personal and professional development that help artists develop their craft and move into the next phase of their careers.  A three-year residency is dependent on successful program participation and the achievement of self-defined career goals. Emerging, mid-career, and senior artists are welcome to apply. 

NEW! Application Deadlines: 

Due to COVID-19, Skwachàys Lodge Artist in Residence program is currently not accepting new tenants. Any applications received from March 2020 onwards are being saved in a queue for consideration when the Artist in Residence program re-opens. Send your application in today to be considered:

Visit: www.skwachays.com/application

Description of Subsidized Artist Housing Program:

 

Clean, unfurnished bachelor suites are rented at $416/month in six-month intervals for a maximum 3-year consecutive term.

Utilities, cable/internet package deal, 24/7 access to shared artist workshop, bicycle storage, and shared laundry amenities are included.

Rent must be paid on the 1st of each month by post-dated cheque or automated electronic funds transfer.

Suites are singles-only accommodation. One small pet will be considered; absolutely no dogs.

Self-management, personal commitment to artistic career goals, and ongoing prioritization of program participation are required.

Artists enrolled in post-secondary artist training programs must provide proof of acceptance in the application.

Building maintenance and property management are provided by Vancouver Native Housing Society. 

 

Partnerships:

 

We are grateful to the following organizations for their support of the Artist in Residence Program:

 

 

Program Alumni (2016-2021):

 

  • Agnes Wisden
  • Alexis Battle
  • Anne Riley
  • Alvin Mack
  • Cheyanna Kootenayhoo
  • Cheyenne LeGrande
  • Clayton Charleyboy
  • Cody Kearsley
  • Corey Larocque
  • Edzi’u
  • Ellena Neel
  • Emilee Gilpin
  • Eric Shweig
  • Grace Dove
  • Gerry Sheena
  • Jeneen Frei Njootli
  • Jerry Whitehead
  • Jordan Waunch
  • Joshua Pawis-Steckley
  • Justin Ducharme
  • Justin Rain
  • Krista Belle Stewart
  • Linnea Dick
  • Linsay Willier
  • Maynard Johnny Jr.
  • Rebecca Merasty
  • Rory Dawson
  • Rose Spahan
  • Sarah Charles DeCarlo
  • Sharifah Marsden
  • Shayla Stonechild
  • Shawna Kiesman
  • Stephen Gladue
  • Taralyn Sanderson
  • Taran Kootenhayoo
  • Tessa-Rain Cabana-Boucher
  • Ts?ma Igharas
  • Whess Harman

 

Media Coverage:

 

 

Current Artists in Residence: Contact Program Manager

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