The Artishow Artist-in-Residence program is an extremely popular and exciting venture for the VAC which includes partnerships with high traffic hotels. Selected artists are provided a placement for one month period at one of our partner hotels in the Greater Victoria Region.

Artists will be provided both a gallery and working space for the duration of their residency with the expectation that they will be on site on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:00AM – 5:00PM with all other hours to be determined by the artist. Artists are welcome to sell their work and goods as well as use the hotel’s Debit and Credit Card system. In addition, certain hotels provides benefits for participating artists including promotion, staff meals, storage, etc. The VAC will do extensive promotion for this program. Cost for participation in the program is $100 per month with 20% commission collected by the Council on all sales. Members interested in this opportunity are encouraged to apply now!

To submit your form, either:

All applications will be adjudicated over the coming weeks, with results issued by the beginning of April. Artist in Residence opportunities are limited. The Arts Advisory Committee will make every effort to accommodate as many artists as possible using a fair and open process.

Applications Closed For The Year

Click for printable Artishow Application Form or complete the online form:

1. Date of Application:

2. Contact Information:

VAC Member: Yes No
Organization Name:
Telephone Day: Evening: Cell:

3. Art Medium/Media:

Type of medium (e.g. watercolour)
Two Dimension (specify):
Three Dimension (specify):

4. Preferred Venue Request (please indicate your preference by 1, 2, 3, etc.):

Hotel Grand Pacific
Delta Ocean Pointe Resort
Parkside Hotel and Spa

5. Preferred Show Dates:


6. If there is a time period which is not suitable for you, please indicate the date range:

From To

7. Attachments:

Please attach 3 sample images of work that will be included in the show. JPEG Format. Maximum 800px on longest side, 1MB maximum file size. Please name each photo with the artists name, medium and dimensions e.g. John-Smith-Acrylic-40x30-inches.jpg.
Artist biography. PDF Format.

8. Additional Comments:

I have reviewed the gallery guidelines and accept the terms for these venues.

PLEASE DO NOT NAVIGATE AWAY FROM THIS PAGE AFTER SUBMITTING THE FORM - YOUR FILES ARE UPLOADING! (This may take several minutes depending on the size of your files.)

Next Steps:

VAC confirms receipt of your completed Gallery Application
VAC reviews Application and will advise ASAP
Once accepted, applicants sign and return a contract

Victoria Arts Council
Victoria Arts Council, 1800 Store Street, Victoria BC V8T 4R4, 778-533-7123
Phone: 778-533-7123