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Mini Residencies




Mini-Residencies at the

Federation of Canadian Artists!


Please read on for further information you will need to know before booking:

In 2014, the Federation of Canadian Artists started their mini-residency programme. This programme invited Active and Signature members to give casual demonstrations and / or work on pieces for visitors to the Federation Gallery to enjoy.

Artists can use the gallery space as a temporary studio. Given a table, chair and easel, artists can set up and paint the day away from beautiful Granville Island.

Each participating artist can bring three small – medium sized artworks and a selection of art cards to sell for the duration of their residency. Please note that this year we are unable to hang artworks associated with mini residencies.

The FCA also waives their usual 35% commission on any sales made of pieces brought to sell during by artists during their residency.

Participating artists take this opportunity to engage with potential clients through discussions with visitors and hands on demonstrations, and to promote themselves using visual displays and business cards.

To book space:

  • Booking is free, there are no costs associated with this opportunity
  • This opportunity is voluntary, artists must arrange their own transportation / parking

  • To participate artists must be either Active or Signature members of the FCA in good standing

  • Artists must submit details of their plan, the piece they will be working on, and desired dates to the FCA by the deadline (stated below) and we will review and select which members may participate
  • Artists are asked to be present at the gallery between 10 AM – 4 PM each day of their residency

  • Artists can participate for a maximum of two days, equal to one weekend

  • Artists can paint in pairings with an Active or Signature FCA friend

  • We will provide a 4ft x 2ft table per artist to work on (no bigger tables allowed so bear this in mind when considering the piece you’ll be working on or method you’ll be using)

  • Artists can bring their own easel or we can provide an easel in addition to the table

  • Artists must not obstruct the flow of gallery traffic

  • Artists can bring up to 3 small – medium sized artworks, along with a variety of art cards for sale

  • Artists are responsible for organizing their own cash float and processing their own transactions

  • The FCA agrees to waive the 35% commission on sales made of pieces brought for your residency

  • If you need to use the card machine the FCA will take 5% of the sale to cover the transaction costs

  • Artists are encouraged to bring business cards, leaflets and promotional and informational literature to distribute on the day(s) of their residencies

  • Artists are encouraged to promote their mini-residency through their own networks and social media

Summer 2018 dates available are:

June 16 & 17

July 14 & 15

July 28 & 29

August 11 & 12

August 25 & 26

September 8 & 9

September 22 & 23 


If you would like to apply for the mini-residency program, please send an email to that includes your name, medium, 2-3 images of your work, your proposal for the weekend, and your preferred first and second date options.


Deadline to apply is May 31 2018 at 11:59pm.  Accepted applicants will be notified shortly after.