The Residency Program at The Narrows is a special eco built space that is intended to give artists an opportunity to imagine and create, in an inspirational, contemplative and intimate setting.
The residency program is open to artists at all stages of their career, whether emerging or established. The objective is to provide a live/work space and time for artists, in multi disciplines, to strengthen their practice and deeply engage in their work while there. We welcome painters, writers, musicians, photographers, performance artists and more, throughout the year.
Residents are expected to maintain their studio space and rooms, shared common areas of the kitchen, bathroom and other common areas in a clean and tidy manner, with respect for the other residents using the space.
We provide shared, semi private, or private accommodation. The Narrows will accommodate up to 3 residents at a time, to live and work. Artists in residence have access to our shared residence, professional studio, and the yurt which acts as a live/work space. People looking to escape must consider whether or not this is the right environment for them. Transport to and from the retreat is by motor boat. Supplies are delivered on a weekly or as needed basis, by boat. For fees, please visit http://www.thenarrowsbc.com/residencies-retreats
The Artist in Residence program at The Narrows is a new program offered in the Interior of British Columbia. The Retreat centre is nestled among cottonwood, cedar trees and ponderosa pines. Travel to the remote studio is by boat. Renew your creativity and immerse yourself in your practice away from distractions of daily life. The centre has a straw bale residence, separate studio and also includes a yurt on the property as studio or living space. It is built by artists who wanted to provide an inspirational space and setting to support the creative community. The Centre holds workshops, gatherings and residencies. The beauty of the Selkirk mountains, Kootenay Lake and the diverse wildlife, provide endless inspiration to infuse daily creativity. It is isolated – travel to and from by boat. The lake provides a buffer from the town, so you are removed, yet still close to take part in art and cultural events happening in Nelson.
- Weeks: 1
- Weeks: 3
- Months: 1
- Visual Art
- Performing Arts
- Textile Art
- Private accommodation
- Shared accommodation
- Private studio / workplace
- No requirements