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The Ou Gallery – Vancouver Island Canada Residency


Disciplines: Art Education, Collaboration, Community, Concept & Theory, Design, Drawing, Experimental, Fine art, Installation, Journalism, Literature, Media Arts, Painting, Performance, Poetry, Printmaking, Sculpture, Textile, Theater, Visual Arts, Writing.

Location: Cowichan Valley, British Columbia, Canada

Duration: 1 week - 3 months

Eligibility: We would welcome 2D & 3D artists, printers, writers, poets performers - makers who need time away to focus on a series, or who would like to teach workshops & gain experience.

Support: We provide you with housing and workspace, as well as the opportunity to run workshops, classes & events. We want you to feel at home here & will have a package of 'welcome' goods to get you started (coffee, organic cream, farm fresh eggs, organic bread & a bottle of red wine). Heat & hot water, wi-fi, dishwasher, heated bathroom floor, shared laundry, garden and patio area. Your own private bedroom with desk. 24 hour access to the Hall for studio space.

Costs: 1 week: $350 | 2 weeks: $750| 3 weeks: $900 | 3 Months: $2,100. The artist is responsible for their own transport to Vancouver Island. If you arrive by the Horseshoe Bay ferry from Vancouver (because it's worth a stop-over) or from the YCD Nanaimo airport (because it's the closest to us), we can pick you up at no extra charge. If you arrive in Victoria YYJ, there is a $50 pick-up charge. Or you could hop on a bus


Program Description:

The Ou was an old boatbuilding workshop and you can feel the history in the old fir floors and layers of resin. We aim to be 'more than just wall space' and our monthly exhibitions are curated to reflect a contemporary & emerging art space unique to the Cowichan Valley.

In addition to your suite with your private bedroom, you will have access to the Hall for studio space. The amount of space provided will depend on your project goals, but you can always feel free to setup an easel. We will have supplies which you can use for a discounted drop-in fee, or you may purchase/bring your own.

Our goal with the residency program is to bring international creativity & perspectives to our Gallery & Workshop, and bring artists of all different cultures here to share their art & ideas with the community on our little Island.

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