Artists In Residence

Program Overview

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 workshop, 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. Maximum three-year stay is dependent on successful program participation and achievement of self-defined career goals.

Emerging, mid-career, and senior artists are welcome to apply.

Qualifications to apply as an Artist in Residence

Clean, unfurnished bachelor suites are rented at $416/month for a maximum 3-year consecutive term based on successful program participation and achievement of personal and professional career goals.

Description of Housing Program

  • First Nations, Métis, or Inuit practicing artist
  • Ready to engage in ongoing personal and professional development
  • Ready to provide 8 hours participation each month of residency

All suites are rented on 6-month probationary terms up to a maximum of three consecutive years. Utilities are included with cable/internet package deal, 24/7 access to shared artist workshop, bicycle storage, and shared laundry amenities. Suites are singles-only accommodation. One small pet will be considered, absolutely no dogs. Residences are located on lower three floors of the 7-storey building and elevator access to artist workshop and artist housing is restricted to current artists in residence. Building maintenance is provided by Vancouver Native Housing Society. Rent must be paid on the 1st of each month by post-dated cheque or automated electronic funds transfer.

All suites are rented on 6-month probationary terms up to a maximum of three consecutive years. Utilities are included with cable/internet package deal, 24/7 access to shared artist workshop, bicycle storage, and shared laundry amenities. Suites are singles-only accommodation. One small pet will be considered, absolutely no dogs. Residences are located on lower three floors of the 7-storey building and elevator access to artist workshop and artist housing is restricted to current artists in residence. Building maintenance is provided by Vancouver Native Housing Society. Rent must be paid on the 1st of each month by post-dated cheque or automated electronic funds transfer.