Opportunities for Artists 2015

Opportunities for Artists 2015 at the Caetani Centre

Art & Environment ~ Fresh! Air Artist in Residence Program set to go for it’s third year

The Caetani Centre is once again partnering with the Allan Brooks Nature Centre to offer four 6 week artist residencies combining visual art with an environmental theme during the summer of 2015 for the Fresh! AiR program. The program hopes to encourage more applications by regional artists living in the Pacific Northwest for 2015, and applications are open to both emerging and established artists.

The partnership has had two successful years hosting artists from places both near and far: Australia, Japan, South Africa, California, New York state, Toronto, Oregon, Regina, and Powell River, to name a few.

These artists have worked in many different media: photography, painting/drawing, video, interactive/participatory art, sound, installation, and sculpture, often combining different media and art forms.

Fresh! AiR is an immersive program, exploring themes of the environment through the eyes of the artist, and encourages artists to explore wide ranging ideas within this theme: nature, culture, social issues, technology, conservation, and wilderness. The artists receive 6 weeks accommodations at the Caetani Centre, and have access to a studio space provided by the Allan Brooks Nature Centre, receiving support from staff from both centres, and also receive an honorarium to assist with costs. Artists should have their own transportation.

Many artists choose to work out in the community and the surrounding lakes and mountains, and projects that involve community participation are also encouraged. The artists are invited to give presentations and workshops, and are encouraged to leave a piece of art in the community.

Two of the four sessions are already filled, however applications are still being accepted until February 8, for the May-June and June-July sessions, and applications are accepted on-line. All guidelines are on the website, and potential applicants can view past participant’s projects in the Fresh! AiR program. Please visit the website www.caetani.ca for more information or call the Caetani Centre office at 250-275-1525.

Photograph attached: Young artists take part in a GPS wildlife tracking project at BX Falls with visiting Fresh! AiR artist Aaron Lish from Oregon.


The Caetani Cultural Centre is a registered charitable organization dedicated to providing creative spaces, projects and opportunities for local, national, and international artists, writers, and creative individuals, and to providing educational and interactive opportunities for the Greater Vernon cultural community.

The Caetani Cultural Centre is funded in part by the British Columbia Arts Council, the Regional District of the North Okanagan, memberships, donations, sponsorships and foundation grants.

Please visit our website www.caetani.ca for additional information or call the Caetani Cultural Centre (C3) at 250-275-1525.

Thank you!


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