IMG_8849All applicants must provide proof of double Covid-19 vaccination and booster if applicable.

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. The centre offers a schedule of community arts based programming that take place both on-site and at partner venues.  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.
We are currently only accepting applications from within Canada during Covid-19.

Funded Programs: Funded programs are currently suspended during Covid-19.

  • All fees are in Canadian funds, and pro-rated on the length of stay.


  • 3 semi-private suites are available
  • Double occupancy may be considered (separate fee of $10/night).
  • Private studios are also available for and additional fee.
  • Additional nights/weeks are pro-rated @ the nightly rate
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
  • Bed linens, towels, and cleaning supplies are provided by the Centre.
  • Coin operated laundry onsite
  • Access to Internet, and Library
  • Artists are responsible for their own travel, health insurance, food requirements, materials, 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 2022


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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 do not normally need a separate studio space.

No wet or messy mediums 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
  • Tub sink, access to water and washrooms.

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 application. We will endeavour to accommodate special requests within the community, however we can not guarantee this.

Off-site Studio Spaces
The Caetani Centre has several partnerships in place with existing cultural organizations in the community for specific programs for additional off-site studio and equipment possibilities.

Occasionally we partner with other organizations to provide off-site exhibition or studio spaces. 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 CeramAIR program through the Vernon Community Arts Centre, and visual artists through the Fresh! AiR program at the Allan Brooks Nature Centre.


The Caetani Cultural Centre will assist in facilitating workshops, receptions, and public programming based around the participating artist’s work, if desired, and within the limitations of any current Covid-19 public health requirements.

Artists-in-Residence are requested to leave a piece of art in the community, if possible.

Self-Directed Residenices for Artists & Writers

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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.