Costs for studio and accomadation is $65.00 p/day for most disciplines and $75.00 per day for photography due to the high cost of water and chemistries. Other costs will be determined once we have discussed your proposal.
So as to provide the most space available, please provide a brief description of your proposed work (300 - 500 words), 5-10 slides or jpegs of past or present work, size of space required, equipment and materials needed (some may be available in studio) and desired length of stay.
Tofino Workshops for the Arts is a place to come and experience the joy of art making with nature as an integral part of the process. It is an environment where artists can work at their practice with the ocean and rain forest to rejuvenate them.
Stays are two to six weeks in length depending on your project. These are self directed residencies, however there is a large artist population in Tofino and discussion groups are both possible and welcomed for stimulating ideas. Included in the time is the use of the studio, digital station and darkroom for a maximum of 14 hours work time per day, very comfortable shared accomadation with privacy enclosures (both with queen beds), full kitchen and bathroom and two outside decks. All views look out to a canvas of green.
Situated between the ocean and the inlet, Tofino Workshops is surrounded by old growth forest. We are located 5 minuutes drive to the town of Tofino on the west coast of Vancouver Island, B.C. A two kilometer stretch of open ocean beach is a relaxed eight minute walk from the studio and there are biking/walking paths to town and beach. There are numerous 'big-tree' rainforest hikes and all of the ocean activities for play during 'time off' from art making. The town has a population of 1500 and has high rain seasons in the mid winter, which makes storm watching an exciting activity. The closest city is Port Alberni, an hour and a half drive from Tofino.