Artist in Residence Program

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.

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.  Meals are the responsibility of the artist.  A full-kitchen and all linens are provided.  The residence can accommodate a family or support person, and is located on the ground floor.  The writing studio, located on the second floor and accessible only by stairs, is a private, detached space from the living accommodation. The Artist-in-Residence will be paid $1000 a week. The university will also cover travel costs for the writer. Following all public health travel protocols will be expected.

The Woodhaven Artist-in-Residence is expected to spend 80% of their time working on their own projects, and 20% of their time on public outreach, including at least one public lecture or reading that the university will help organize.  There are no teaching commitments though engagement with local artists and students can be a part of the community engagement.  All public engagement activities will be held under Public Health mandates due to Covid-19.

For the 2021 season, the residency will be focused on writers. We particularly encourage applications from BIPOC writers and from marginalized groups that are traditionally underrepresented in nature writing, literary art and sustainability, and ecologically-focused creative practice. One writer will be selected as the Writer-in-Residence for Summer 2021.

Canadian and international writers of all genres are eligible to apply.  Applications are accepted until March 5, 2021. For more details, guidelines, and to apply, visit