Residency applications open at Gabriola retreat

Artists can apply for program at The Haven near Nanaimo

With the announcement of the Artist’s Haven Residency program, artists will have a chance to explore their creativity next to the ocean in one of the most artistic communities in Canada.

Applications are open for a two-week residency Sept. 17 to Oct. 1 at The Haven’s Gabriola Island property. In addition to free lodging with kitchenette and wireless Internet, successful applicants will also receive dinner every day and staff discounts on all other meals in a peaceful, rural setting. The residencies are offered in partnership with the Gabriola Arts Council.

Since 1983, The Haven has offered experiential programs for personal and professional growth and development, emphasizing self-responsibility, effective communication, healthy relationships, creative expression and integration of body-mind-spirit. For application packages, please visit