1 week
Paid by host:
  • Accommodation: a room with bedding in the Birch and Pine Ranch. Indoor and outdoor work spaces.
  • All activities.
  • Ground travel to all activities.
  • Most meals will be provided, cooked by resident chef. Residents are welcome to use the kitchen. *Residents will be responsible for paying for their own meals from restaurants wich will happen 2 or 3 times in the week.
  • Workshops and field trips lead by members of the local community.
  • Introductions to sites and contexts.
  • Facilitators / production assistants.
  • Participation in residency catalogue.
Paid by artist:

Residency fees depend on which residency you apply for but are around $1300 CAD plus tax. Residents need to secure funding for the residency fee and travel, but once they arrive they do not need to pay for anything.

Application guidelines:

Various open calls and deadlines. Please check their website.

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Ayatana Artists' Research Program

Ayatana Artists' Research Program

Ayatana residencies validate and empower the obsessions of artists by providing a nourishing setting within a small group with similar interests. Each program offers an intensive course of workshops, field trips and lectures on a broad range of trajectories within a specialized topic. All logistic are taken care of so all you need to think about in this shared topic of interest.
Ayatana specializes in topics within the subject of biology and ecology, but sometimes offers special programs that focus outside this field.

Artists are not expected to produce anything during their stay. Instead this is a week of concentrated exposure to scientists working in your field of study.

Accommodation Information

Residents are given a room with bedding.


The location changes all the time. They have enjoyed working in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada and Wakefield Quebec, Canada and have plans to move the program around the world.

Contact information

3676 Kettles road
Ottawa ON K0A 2Z0

artlovesscience [at]