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Nelson & District Arts Council/The Narrows Artist’s Residency

NDAC and The Narrows Art Retreat have joined forces to create The Narrows Artist’s Residency, located at Grohman creek, a short boat ride from the City of Nelson. Our collective goal is to provide local artists with a “retreat style” setting in order to work on or develop their Art in the areas of visual art, creative writing including music composition.

The residency consists of one week shared residency with food allowance at The Narrows Art Retreat. The residency is open to artists residing in Nelson and District. Boat travel will be provided to and from the retreat centre with one additional round trip for supplies and food if necessary.

Applications are now open and close on March 10th, 2023.

The Narrows Applications 2023
The Narrows Terms of Reference

Previous Recipients


Corrine Bundschuh

Literary Arts


Kelly Shpeley

Visual Arts


Martha Stokoe

Visual Arts


Rachel DeShon

Performing Arts

Damian John artist


Damian John

Visual Arts Corecipient


Edward Fu-Chen Juan

Visual Arts Corecipient


Jane Byers

Literary Arts

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