The Caetani Cultural Centre is set on 1.3 acres of park like grounds with a 6,000 sq. ft. heritage house, five on site studio/workspaces and a reception courtyard, all within walking distance of downtown Vernon. There is an extensive library of art books, laundry and free internet on site.

The Caetani Centre is a registered not-for-profit charitable organization. We strive to provide fair and affordable rates to creatives.


Self-Directed Residencies have a modest associated fee for accommodations and studio space.

  • All fees are in Canadian funds


  • 3 semi-private suites are available: Caetani Room ($50/night individual), Sermoneta Room ($40/night individual), Fogliano Room ($30/night individual)
  • Double occupancy may be considered in the Caetani and Sermoneta Rooms (separate fee of $10/night for added person).
  • Private studios are also available for an additional fee.
Each suite includes:
  • Private bedroom (with  bed, closet and storage, and desk with chair)
  • Shared 4-piece full bathroom
  • Shared kitchen/dining area.
  • Shared communal living space
  • One parking space onsite per suite
  • Bicycles, helmets and locks
  • Bed linens, towels, and cleaning supplies are provided by the Centre.
  • Coin-operated laundry onsite
  • Free Internet 
  • Access to Library when museum is closed to public tours
  • Artists are responsible for their own travel, health insurance, food requirements, materials, and equipment and should have their own transportation.

Please note:

  • The fee does not include travel expenses, food, health insurance, art materials, shipping, exhibition costs, or other personal expenses.
  • Most participants apply for grants to institutions, foundations, universities, government agencies, etc. in their country/province of origin to assist with funding.
  • Pricing is tiered based on the length of the residency, accommodation and studio preferences, and the specific needs of the proposed project.
  • The Caetani Centre does not provide daily cleaning of the studios or rooms or daily meals. Residents are expected to maintain their studio spaces and rooms, shared common areas of the kitchen, bathroom and other common areas in a clean, tidy and orderly manner, with respect for the other residents using the space.

CHECK ROOM AVAILABILITY: Subject to change in 2023-2024


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Modest private studio/workspaces are available for $6/day, located onsite at the Centre for artists.

Private rooms are suitable workspaces for writers, digital artists, etc., and those who do not require a separate studio space.

No wet or messy mediums are allowed in the rooms – you will need a separate studio space for these.

Private Studio Space:

  • Footprint: All studios are approximately 12’ x 14’ (3.7 m x 4.3 m)
    • Ceiling Height: approximately 8’ (2.44 m)
  • Access to Internet
  • Heated
  • Tubs sinks with running water 
  • Washroom access

Please note: There is limited access to equipment. If you have special equipment needs you should contact the Centre to ensure that this program is suitable for your expectations prior to making an application. We will endeavour to accommodate special requests within the community, however, we can not guarantee this.

Off-site Studio/Exhibition Spaces
The Caetani Centre has partnerships in place with existing cultural organizations for additional off-site studios and equipment as well as exhibition space.

Please contact the Caetani Centre if you require special facilities or are interested in partnering with a local organization.

Off-site studio space is available for ceramic artists at the Vernon Community Arts Centre.


The Caetani Centre will assist in facilitating workshops, open studios, and other public programming based on the participating artist’s work and within the limitations.

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Detailed information and How to Apply

Watch a 5 minute video that gives a sense of Sveva’s life and the Caetani Cultural Centre.