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Two residencies are offered through the Visual Arts program for graduates and professional artists: Alumni Residency Program (formerly the Artist in Residency) and the Van den Brink Residency.

Bird House - Caleb Speller

Image detail: 'Fecund' by Alysha Farling


Alumni Residency Program (Formerly the Artist in Residency)

In 2019, the Alumni Residency Program (formerly the Artist in Residency) was revised to allow for an open call of Camosun alumni of the Visual Arts program to continue the development of your art practice. This 2-3 month residency program will provide the time and space for you to research new ideas by experimenting with different techniques and means of production using campus resources and faculty support. You will engage with Camosun’s students, faculty and community in the delivery and discussion of your work.

Alumni Residency is currently sponsored by Camosun College Foundation. Camosun would like to thank Smeltzer/Saunders family and Island Blue for their generous sponsorship and support in past years.

For further information about the program contact Brenda Petays, Visual Arts Instructor, 250-370-3380.


Sarah Stein

Encaustic detail: Stringtheory by Aileen Penner

Van den Brink Residency

The Van den Brink Residency is awarded to a second year Visual Arts student (or a student who graduated within the past three years) who is strongly self-motivated, shows creativity and who fosters community spirit. The Visual Arts department provides studio space and a faculty advisor through an Independent Study course. The residency takes place annually in May & June and concludes at the end of June with an exhibition of the work.

Applications for Van den Brink Residency are considered through The Robert J. Van den Brink Visual Arts Residency Memorial Award. The application should be submitted by April 30 with an accepted/sponsored Independent Study proposal along with a Letter of Intent and a Portfolio.

For further information about the program contact Joseph Hoh, Visual Arts Instructor, 250-370-3456,


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