Information for Artist-in-Residence applicants:
The North Pacific Cannery and the Prince Rupert Community Arts Council are hosting two artist-in-residence programs during 2024.
The Artist-in-Residence program provides opportunities for two artists to live and work at the North Pacific Cannery during a 9-day residency (Short Residency) and an 18-day residency (Long Residency).
The Long Residency is open to any professional artist 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 artists are provided with accommodation and studio space.
An honorarium of $5,000.00 for the Long Residency and $1,250.00 for the Short Residency is given 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.
Note: We will be accepting applications from both visual artists and artists in other disciplines such as writers or musicians.
LOCATION: NORTH PACIFIC CANNERY
The North Pacific Cannery is a National Historic site located at the mouth of the Skeena River. It is the oldest West Coast cannery still standing and was declared a National Historic site in 1985. Many of the old buildings are preserved and there is an elevated board walk connecting them. The cannery complex is near the small community of Port Edward, just south of the city of Prince Rupert. Applicants should keep in mind that stores and restaurants are in Prince Rupert, a 20-minute drive from the Cannery. There is a small General Store, gas station, and cell service in Port Edward, a 10-minute drive away. Successful candidates should have a valid driver’s license.
During the residency program artists will stay on site in the “Watchman’s House”, a self-contained, fully equipped bungalow. The accommodation is not wheelchair accessible. Because of the limited size of the house, applications are not accepted from collaborative groups. Separate studio space is provided in the Cannery. Pets are not allowed on the site.
The Cannery is in a rural area. There is very spotty cell service but a strong WIFI connection is available. In addition, there is a landline telephone in your accommodation.
For more information about the North Pacific Cannery visit www.northpacific.ca or email the site at: email@example.com
2024 DURATION & DATES:
Short residency (9 days) (Northern BC artists only): June 1 – June 9, 2024
Long residency (18 days): July 2 – July 21, 2024
Deadline for applications – December 10, 2023
The artist will be paid an additional honorarium for the public presentations & workshop. For more information about this part of the program, please contact the Arts Council at firstname.lastname@example.org with Artist-in-Residence Question in the subject line.)
(North Pacific Cannery / Prince Rupert Community Arts Council)
Submissions are due no later than December 10, 2023.
Late or incomplete proposals will not be accepted.
Email your submissions to the Prince Rupert Community Arts Council at email@example.com
Please put “Artist-in-Residence” in the subject line.
Successful submissions will be announced no later than January 20, 2024
Submissions must include:
The successful candidates will be selected based on their submitted material and artistic merit, by an impartial jury composed of Arts Council board members, practicing artists and others.
If you have any questions, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org, and put Artist-in- Residence in the subject line, or call Rhoda Witherly, 250 627-9094.