Quest’s unique Artist-in-Residence program gives students a chance to learn from important artists working in a range of fields.

The Artist-in-Residence program invites artists to campus to showcase and teach the full scope of the arts, including photography; performing, visual and mixed media arts; creative writing; poetry; music; sculpting and more. Quest even hosted a custom shoemaker, Amara Hark Webber.

Other illustrious visitors include Elaine Ávila, a Portuguese-Canadian playwright whose Fado The Saddest Music in The World played to sold-out audiences in Victoria, BC; eclectic Vancouver artist James Stewart; product designer David Raffo; and interdisciplinary artists like Kathryn Ricketts and Laurel Terlesky.

Artists-in-Residence teach classes, develop art on campus, and put on exhibits or performances open to the public. They are active members of the vibrant Quest community. For students like Maris Winters ’17 and Elly Grant ’18, the program can be a major part of the Quest experience. 

If you’d like to visit Quest as an Artist-in-Residence, please send us a curriculum vitae, a statement of artistic and teaching philosophies, including a description of potential courses (if applying for the longer residencies), and digital files or links to recent artistic work.

Please include a preference of one or two courses, as well as possible available dates based on our term calendar. Preference is given to artists who can speak about the relationship of the arts to other disciplines. We screen applications ongoingly.

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