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The Artist’s Haven
Gabriola Island, British Columbia – The Haven on Gabriola Island, BC has always been a place where artists have found inspiration and a welcoming place to practice and develop their craft. Now, with the announcement of their Artist’s Haven Residency program, artists will have an even better chance to explore their own creativity next to the ocean in one of the most artistic communities in Canada.
The residency is offered in partnership with the Gabriola Arts Council. “The Gabriola Arts Council has been the lead agency for the arts on Gabriola for the past 16 years and is thrilled for the opportunity to partner with The Haven in bringing new voices to the arts and culture of our island home,” said Kathy Ramsey, Chair of the Gabriola Arts Council. “The Council is convinced that the dialogue that starts between the artist and the island during this residency will be one that lasts a lifetime.”
Starting February 1st, artists from BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, the Yukon and Northwest Territories, Washington State and Oregon will be able to apply for a two-week residency program between Sept 17th and October 1st 2012 at The Haven’s Gabriola Island property. In addition to free lodging complete with kitchen and wireless internet access, successful applicants will also receive dinner every day, and discounts on all other meals. All this in a peaceful, rural setting close to the many beautiful places Gabriola has to offer.
Since 1983, The Haven has offered experiential programs for personal and professional growth and development, emphasizing self-responsibility, effective communication, healthy relationships, creative expression and integration of body-mind-spirit. Haven programs help people live their lives more fully and with deeper awareness of themselves and others. A not for profit charitable organization, The Haven is located on Gabriola Island, BC, Canada.