Paid by host:

Accommodation, Studio, Technical assistance, Technical facilities

Paid by artist:

Transport expenses, Compensation for travel can be negotiated with the media curator.

Application guidelines:

Submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis and are reviewed by program curators. Artists/Musicians of all levels of experience are encouraged to apply, as are those from diverse backgrounds. Applications from artists from other disciplines who wish to expand their creative practices are welcome. Please be aware that programming is often determined one to two years in advance. We will contact you if we feel that your proposal is suitable to the current programming at the Western Front.

Submissions should include:
1. Project Outline/Artist Statement (max 300 words)
2. Curriculum vitae / biography
3. Support material (digital images/text, CD, DVD)
4. Support material description with media, title and year of production

We accept links to online press kits and websites. Please note: Submissions will not be returned. Please do not send originals or masters.

Send Submissions to:
Media Arts:
Allison Collins
[email protected]

New Music:
DB Boyko
[email protected]

New Music recommends that you make a general inquiry by email before submitting a formal proposal or any materials to their program.

Pablo de Ocampo
[email protected]

Mailing address:
Western Front
303 East 8th Avenue
Vancouver BC Canada
V5T 1S1


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Western Front Society

Western Front Society


The residency program at the Western Front offers artists the opportunity to produce new work, collaborate with like minded individuals, and to promote their work and ideology within the Vancouver arts community. Artists have access to our facilities for periods ranging from one month to one year. The program is aimed at artists who work in media/electronic genres, including interdisciplinary fields relating to performance and installation/exhibition. The studio facilities are focused on audio, video, and computer based production. The space offers spartan accomodation and an active environment of ongoing activities. Currently, the residency program includes both curated group projects and projects by solo artists. Future programming is usually developed a year or two in advance. Proposals are accepted on an ongoing basis. Artists projects are often placed in the context of larger productions, collaborations, and festivals. Proposals should include a detailed project description and a brief synopsis of the artist's previous work and general interests. Include a stamped, self-addressed envelope if you would like your supporting material to be returned.

Accommodation Information

Separate from studio

Contact information

303 East 8th Avenue

info [at]