IMG_8849The Caetani Cultural Centre is set on 1.5 acres of park like grounds with a 6,000 sq. ft. heritage house, eight 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.


Visiting artists and writers are provided with a furnished private room, with shared kitchen, washroom, living and common areas.  There are 8 studio/workspaces and seasonal programming onsite, offering a unique setting for both local and visiting artists to explore and express their creative process in the local community. As well, the Centre often works with outside organizations to provide access to off-site studio spaces and equipment wherever possible.


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


Funded Programs: Some of programs are sponsored/funded and provide accommodations/studios at no charge. Funded programs are currently on hold during Covid-19.

Self-Directed Programs have an associated fee for accommodations and studio space. Please check with your program of interest for details.
We are currently only accepting applications from within Canada during Covid-19.


Sponsored (funded) Programs:
Sponsored programs provide accommodations and studio/workspace free of charge.

Self-Directed Residencies – these have a modest fee  associated with the stay and are normally not sponsored

AIR Program fees include single occupancy private room and shared residential accommodations (private bedroom, shared kitchen, bath and common areas). Double occupancy may be considered for an additional fee ( Caetani and Sermoneta rooms only). Private studios are also available for and additional fee.


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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:

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.

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

Other Available Artist Residencies


c3 self-directed air residencies artists and writersSelf-Directed residencies for Artists & Writers.
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Fresh! AIR ProgramSuspended during Covid-19.
Fresh!AiR funded Visual Artist Residency.
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Ceramics Residency CeramAIRSuspended during Covid-19.
CeramAiR funded Ceramics Residency.
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KP@C3 Writer in ResidenceSuspended during Covid-19.
Kalamalka Press WiR funded writer in residence program.
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Watch a 5 minute video that gives a sense of Sveva’s life and the Caetani Cultural Centre.