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Are you an artist under 30 that would like to spend some time on Gabriola Island? Or know of one? Check out the Artist in Residence Program offered by the Haven and Gabriola Arts Council. Must apply by October 15th, 2015.

 

“The Haven, in collaboration with the Gabriola Arts Council, began offering an Artist in Residence program in 2012. Since 2013, The Haven’s 30th anniversary year, the residence has been offered to emerging artists aged 30 and under in the year of application.

The Artist in Residence program recognizes the important role of creativity in health and well-being. Throughout its history, The Haven has offered programs that nurture and cultivate creativity. The Haven has also been a place where artists have found inspiration and a welcoming to practice their craft. The program offers an opportunity for artists of all disciplines to apply for residency at The Haven, either individually or with one collaborator.

The Artist’s Haven residency program provides accommodation for a four-week period in the beautiful setting of Gabriola Island. This coincides with the Gabriola Arts Council’s Isle of the Arts Festival, which embodies the mission to activate, enhance and inspire our community’s cultural vitality through collaboration, leadership and service. In 2015, the Isle of the Arts Festival opened over 50 workshops to community participation, and included readings and writing workshops from award-winning authors, hands-on workshops by professional artists and artisans, movie screenings, a night market, live music, parties and so much more.”

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