Residencies

OPEN CALLS:
(Click on the residency name for more information)

Creative Process Residency: Applications for 2020 open on September 8th, 2019 for all disciplines.

  • Residencies November 2019 – May 15th 2020: Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis. Applicants will be notified of our decision within 2 weeks. 
  • Summer Session 2020 May 16th – August 30th: Applications are due December 8th, 2019.  Notifications will go out in January 2020. 
  • Autumn/Winter 2020 Residencies: Applications will open in March 2020.

There is a fee for self-catering accommodation, but we aim to keep our prices fair and competitive. 

Winter Writing Residency: An annual competition for short story authors & poets to win a week-long residency in January or February 2020. The call will go out on September 8th and submissions are due by October 6th, 2019. 

Midterm Break Family Residency: A new opportunity for artists and writers with children during the midterm break February 15-22nd 2020. Applications are due by November 3rd, 2019.


OTHER OPPORTUNITIES:

Ladder Micro-Residency:  Four artists of different disciplines stay at Greywood Arts for four days (3 nights). Each participant will create new work based on what the artist preceding them has made. Next Ladder Residency TBA.

Unexpected Spaces: is an opportunity for a visual or performing artist creating work in public spaces to be in residence for 4-weeks. The inaugural residency will take place Sept-Oct 2019. We anticipate applications for Unexpected Spaces 2020 will open in March 2020.

Artist in the Community Residency: An opportunity for artists who find community interaction integral to their practice. Currently by invitation.

Woodland Residency: Supports the practice of invited artists to work in connections with Glenbower Wood and the local community. Currently by invitation.

Work-X & Internships: We are happy to host internships as well as a very limited number of work exchange places.

A list of previous artists-in-residence can be found here.


Workshops & Retreats: Our studios are available to host workshops requiring on-site accommodation. We can host teachers leading art, yoga, pilates, and music retreats. Contact us to discuss.


A Focus on Process 

Greywood Arts provides an opportunity to focus on process. Work at any stage of development is welcome, so long as the project is compelling. The vital nature of a project supersedes the product here, and we invite new work as well as work that revisits or reworks prior ideas.

Greywood Arts is a site for the exchange of ideas. We value an articulate and transparent process – one that acknowledges confusion, not knowing, spontaneity, strategy, setting parameters, etc. We all become richer when we share our experiences.

We welcome collaborative and interdisciplinary projects and hope to be a site for honing skills like communication, negotiation, and problem solving. We are a place to explore the best method or medium to deliver a concept.

We encourage artists to take risks, play, experiment, and test things out. Failure is okay, as long as we learn from it.

Greywood Arts is young, in progress. We are learning ourselves.  We invite artists to give input and help shape the space and the program for future participants.


Note: We are committed to developing a service that is accessible to artists, and regret that we are not yet able to accommodate individuals with  mobility disabilities as bedrooms and studios are on the first and second floors (2nd/3rd floors US).