Apply to the BMK Studio Residency in Victoria

Posted: Wed, 2018-10-17 14:10

This is the first residency of its kind in Victoria, now in its fourth year, a continuing partnership with VISA (Vancouver Island School of Art). The residency has been created by Donald Kreye in memory of his late wife Bonnie McComb Kreye, who was an artist and educator, who devoted her life to making art and to encouraging the creative talents of all those she came in contact with. She understood the power of art to change lives and to enrich society. 

Studio:  Residents will have the use a 30 square metre studio space in a private, self-contained garden building with a washroom, worktables, and a kitchenette.  All lighting, heat, water, insurance costs are included. The studio is walking distance to UVic, buses, grocery stores, cafés, forest and beach. The fall and winter residencies do not include housing but suggestions can be provided regarding accommodation in Victoria. The May and June residencies will include free accommodation.  All travel costs must be covered by the artist.

The Bonnie McComb Kreye Studio Residency is open to artists in all stages of their careers.  In January of the year following their residency, artists will have the opportunity to present artist talks and participate in an exhibition at our partner Vancouver Island School of Art . In addition we are working with the Ministry of Casual Living to provide opportunities for solo exhibition in their space. 

The application deadline is Nov. 1, 2019. We urge you to check out the latest info on our website bonniemccombkreye.com/about-residency 

Residency Dates for 2019 in our lovely garden studio, Victoria, BC, Canada:

  • January – February:  Studio, accommodation not included.
  • March – April:  Studio, accommodation not included.
  • May: Studio plus accommodation included.
  • June: Studio plus accommodation included.
  • September – October: Studio, accommodation not included.
  • November – December: Studio, accommodation not included.