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Mini Residencies


Mini Residencies


Mini-Residencies at the

Federation of Canadian Artists!


Mini Residencies with the Federation of Canadian Artists are your opportunity to get your artwork seen by the public on Granville Island during the busy summer tourist months.

Active and Signature members of the Federation are invited 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 artworks and a selection of art cards to sell for the duration of their residency.

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

Previous participating artists have utilized 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 via email along with 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 consecutive 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 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 required to promote their mini-residency through their own networks and social media

All 2019 Mini Residency Dates are Filled.

Thank you for your applications.

2020 Applications will open in March 2020.


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.


Accepted applicants will be notified shortly after.