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Omineca Arts Centre issues call for artists in residence

The Omineca Arts Centre is seeking applications for its Artist In Residency program to support artists who live in the central interior region of B.C.

There are many underrepresented artists in the region who could use the opportunity to further develop and advance their work through an artist in residence program. These artists deserve the opportunity to show their work and engage with a gallery to raise awareness and gain access to other art opportunities they may not be aware of.

The Omineca Arts Centre are seeking artists of all skill levels in varied disciplines with diverse backgrounds including emerging artists who have never exhibited their work, artists who want to participate collaboratively, or professional artists as well.

About the Residencies:

Residencies are generally one month in duration. Omineca is a multi-use facility with weekly programs and special events occurring within the exhibition/studio space. As such, the health and safety of all users must be considered during an artist residency.

The Artist will provide:

  • 20 hours of studio time at the Omineca Arts Centre
  • 3 hr. workshop (or equivalent) with participants from the community
  • 2 week (minimum) exhibition of work

Omineca will provide:

  • Access to the studio during agreed upon hours
  • Materials required for workshops
  • Technical and logistical support
  • Volunteer assistance for the installation and preparation of the exhibition and/or studio space
  • An honorarium of $1,000 will be provided in two instalments during the residency

Contact the centre for an application package and for more information: info@ominecaartscentre.com

About the Space

Omineca Arts Centre, provides a large improvised studio space with two long walls to display or work on artwork as well as a full kitchen area and a bathroom.

Due to potential fire risks, we cannot currently accept portable kilns, blowtorches, and other highly flammable art-making tools onsite.

About The Centre

The Omineca Arts Centre is an interdisciplinary, locally-led artist run centre grounded in arts-based community development. Omineca is set to facilitate collaboration and diversify opportunities for emerging and professional visual, literary, musical and performing artists.

The idea of the Omineca Arts Centre came from a group of local artists who engaged with the Neighborhood Time Exchange initiated by the Emily Carr University, Two Rivers Gallery, and Living Labs in 2015. With the completion of this initiative’s two-year mandate, there was a desire expressed within the arts community to have the space continue as Prince George’s own artist-run centre. Thus, the Omineca Arts Centre (OAC) was established.