The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at the University of British Colombia’s Woodhaven Artist in Residence Programme 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 the FCCS’ Woodhaven Eco Culture Centre in the summer months. This year, creative writers are invited to apply.
Writers should be available for between 4 to 8 weeks between 1 June – 31 August 2021. FCCS particularly encourage applications from BIPOC writers and from marginalised groups that are traditionally underrepresented in nature writing, literary art and sustainability, and ecologically-focused creative practice.
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 writer in residence will be expected to spend time on their own writing as well as part of their time on public outreach.
The Writer-in-Residence will be paid $1000 a week. The university will also cover travel costs for the writer.
The residency is open to Canadian and international writers in any genre.