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Photographer: Gillian Wiley

The Narrows Artist Residency

The Nelson and District Arts Council has teamed up with The Narrows Art Retreat to create The Narrows Artist Residency, located at Grohman Creek—a short boat ride from the City of Nelson.

The residency provides local artists with a retreat style setting to work on, or develop, their visual art, creative writing, or music composition.

The Residency

The residency is open to artists residing in the Nelson region and consists of a one-week shared residency, with a food allowance, at The Narrows Art Retreat.

Boat travel will be provided to and from the retreat centre with one additional round trip for supplies and food if necessary.

Applications are now closed.

Terms of Reference

Previous Recipients

Corrine Bundschuh

2016 | Literary Arts

Kelly Shpeley

2017 | Visual Arts

Martha Stokoe

2018 | Visual Arts

Rachel DeShon

2019 | Performing Arts

Damian John

2021 | Visual Arts Corecipient

Edward Fu-Chen Juan

2021 | Visual Arts Corecipient

Jane Byers

2022 | Literary Arts

Marya Folinsbee

2023 | Theatre Arts

Sab Curtis

2024 | Visual Arts


The Narrows Residency Application

Applications are now closed. 

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Left Photographer: Marya Folinsbee
Top Photographer: Gillian Wiley
Bottom Artist: Martha Stokoe
Right Artist: Kelly Shpeley
Image #1 Photographer: Marya Folinsbee
Image #2 Photographer: Gillian Wiley
Image #3 Artist: Martha Stokoe
Image #4 Artist: Kelly Shpeley