Caetani Cultural Centre
The Caetani Cultural Centre ‘Artist-in-Residence Program’ (C3 AiR) provides studio space and short to long-term accommodation for local and international artists and writers. The Caetani Cultural Centre offers artists and writers private spaces in a nurturing atmosphere for self-directed residencies, providing time, support and room for creativity.
C3 currently provides 3 accommodation suites for short-term residencies, paired with artist studios on-site, a shared artist workspace and seasonal programming onsite, offering a unique setting for artists to explore and express the creative process in the community. As well, the Centre works with outside organizations to provide access to off-site studio spaces.
The aims of C3 are to support and attract artists to the community through providing quality arts facilities, that allow artists to experiment, develop new ideas and interact with fellow artists and the community through talks, workshops and exhibitions.The programs are intended to promote professional development for the artist while giving the community access to a diverse range of arts practices, theories and experiences.
The Caetani Cultural Centre will facilitate workshops, receptions, and public programming based around the participating artist’s work. Artists-in-Residence are requested to leave a piece of art in the community, if possible.
For the Self-Directed program: Studio workspace is included and will be provided by the Caetani Cultural Centre. Currently the Ninfa Studio is available, although we anticipate having additional larger studio space available by 2016. Located on the grounds of the House and Centre.
The Ninfa studio is located off the Courtyard. NINFA STUDIO – Unlimited Access:
Measurements: approximately 12′ x 14′
Ceiling Height: 7’-4”
Tub sink, access to water and washrooms
The Caetani Centre also partners with existing community organizations such as the Allan Brooks Nature Centre for the Fresh! AiR Art & Environment program and the Vernon Community Arts Centre for the ceramics program for workspace and access to equipment.
Accommodations for up to 3 participants are available.
There are three private, one bedroom (queen-sized bed) rooms available: the Caetani Room, the Sermoneta Room, and the Fogliano Room. Double occupancy possible. No children or pets please. Caetani room is suitable as a live/work space for writer, or digital artist.
Private studio space (see description)
Shared kitchen/eating area, bathroom, library and common areas
One parking space onsite
Coin operated laundry onsite
Access to Internet
Artists are responsible for their own food requirements, materials, equipment, health insurance, and should have their own transportation if necessary. Public transportation is available.
The Caetani Cultural Centre currently offers internet access in the studio and residential suites.
The Caetani House is located two blocks from downtown Vernon, and is within walking distance or public transportation to shopping, as well as most public facilities and amenities. Bike trails and bus service is available to larger centres.
The Greater Vernon community offers hiking trails, nature centres, a public art gallery and arts centre, Vernon Community Music School, commercial galleries, library, science centre, award winning wineries, and shopping. We are located between three lakes, Kalamalka, Okanagan and Swan Lake, and are 25 minutes from world class cross country and downhill skiing, and mountain biking. 30 minutes from Kelowna International Airport. 5 hours from Vancouver by car, 6 hours from Calgary. Vernon has a small airport with limited access.