The FCCS Woodhaven Artist in Residence Program provides a paid residency opportunity for a diverse variety of visiting artists including writers, visual artists, digital media artists and performance artists. Artists will stay between 4 – 8 weeks at our Woodhaven Eco Culture Centre in the summer months. For the 2021 season, applications were sought from writers of all genres.
We are pleased to welcome playwright, Chantal Bilodeau as the 2021 Woodhaven Writer in Residence. Chantal Bilodeau is a Montreal-born, New York-based playwright and translator whose work focuses on the intersection of science, policy, art, and climate change. In her capacity as Artistic Director of The Arctic Cycle, she has been instrumental in getting the theatre and academic communities, as well as audiences in the U.S. and abroad, to engage in climate action through programming that includes live events, talks, publications, workshops, national and international convenings, and a worldwide distributed theatre festival.
Chantal will spend a month, from June 17 to July 24, at the Woodhaven Eco Culture centre working on her art practice, engaging with the community and offering a workshop.
Workshop: Envisioning a Better World Together
Saturday, July 10 | 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 pm
These days, it feels like we are going from crisis to crisis and it can be difficult to think past a sense of constant urgency. This workshop will take advantage of the beautiful Woodhaven setting to take a step back, go beyond our frustrations with the world as it is, and start to formulate visions of the world we want. We’ll use our imagination to articulate, in as specific terms as possible, what we hope to bring into existence for ourselves and for others. As a culmination of this envisioning exercise, we’ll create a land art mandala together.
The workshop will take place outside. Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to move around a bit. If it rains, we have access to an outdoor covered area.
To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Woodhaven Artist-in-Residence Program
Each year we invite applications for a 4 to 8 week stay at the Woodhaven Eco Culture Centre in Kelowna. This residency includes accommodation in a large two-bedroom home located at the Woodhaven Eco Culture Centre as well as full use of a writing studio on the property. The visiting artist/writer/performer will be expected to spend time on their own writing as well as part of their time on public outreach.
For information on the Woodhaven Eco Culture Centre, details on the residency and application requirements, visit fccs.ok.ubc.ca/artist-in-residence