Application Requirements

Please submit all items as 1 Dropbox folder (titled with only your name):

6 digital images of recent work (at least 640 pixels wide) with each image labelled with your last name and the title of the work.

– Plus One PDF or Word file that includes the following items:

  • Name and Contact information (email, phone number, address and website, if applicable)
  • Rank your preferred residency dates (only Jan/Feb, Mar/April, Sept/Oct, and Nov/Dec will be available in 2021)
  • Image list that indicates the title, date, medium and dimensions of the artwork.
  • 250 words (no more!) describing your project plans and artistic goals with this residency.
  • CV

2021 Application Deadline: October 15, 2020

Send all requirements as 1 folder via Dropbox to  
*Make sure all files are titled with your name.

2021 Selection Committee

Donald Kreye is a retired high school teacher of literature, history, and art history.  He is a former professional woodworker who has been a supporter of the creative arts and crafts for many years.

Zoe Kreye creates inter-disciplinary art projects that explore transformation, collective experience and negotiations of public spaces. Often looking outside the realm of art, her projects take the form of workshops, rituals, clubs, dialogues and journeys. Her focus encourages people towards self-reflection and a deeper engagement with themselves and society. Recent projects include Make Our Own Air (SPACE, London), Our Missing Body (Western Front, KAG), FutureLoss (grunt gallery), Unlearning Practices (Goethe Satellite Vancouver, <rotor>, Graz and Haus der Kultur der Welt, Berlin). She completed a Masters in Public Art at the Bauhaus University Weimar, and co-founded the Berlin artist collective Process Institute. She currently lives close to her family on the west coast and teaches Social Practice at Emily Carr University, Vancouver.

Brenda Petays is a practicing visual artist.  Her personal art practice centres on object making, performance, photography, drawing, painting, printmaking, beadwork and poetry.

  • BA University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon
  • BFA University of Alberta, Edmonton
  • MFA University of Victoria BC
  • Visual Arts Instructor Camosun College
  • Teaching Disciplines in Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking and Performance art. It is through continued development of her work that she is able to offer her students a rich environment to encourage exploration and support them as they build their own creative communities.

Shawna Kiesman was born in Prince Rupert, BC and was raised in Victoria, BC. Her mother is Tsimshian/Nisga’a and her father is Haida/German. Shawna graduated from Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Arts (First Nations Fine Art Diploma). Kiesman continued her education at Emily Carr University of Art + Design to gain her Bachelor of Fine Arts and further develop her artistic skills. While in school, Kiesman received several awards including the Audain Entrance Scholarship and BC Arts Council Scholarship. Since graduating, Shawna’s career as an artist has continued to thrive, having successfully received a grant from First Peoples’ Cultural Council and she has been chosen to attend RBC Audain Museum Emerging Artist Program, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and Bonnie McComb Kreye Studio residencies. Shawna is currently part of the Frame Sovereignty Collective as an invited Artist to create a personal project utilizing training and technologies. Kiesman continues to explore art practice using the mediums of digital art, textiles, drawing and painting.