Self-Directed Residency – SPECIAL OFFER

Self-Directed Residency – SPECIAL OFFER

Self-Directed Residency – SPECIAL OFFER

Here is an awesome opportunity to attend MISSA this summer, but at your own pace, in your medium of choice and in a shared space with other creatives. This is a variation of what you have already experienced at MISSA.

This is a special offer reserved only for artists who have attended the Mentored Residency at MISSA in the past. We wanted to support your creative practice with this unique offering of a self-directed opportunity.

The cost in this special offering is a package deal that covers your chosen studio dates (at $85 per day) AND your accommodation, based on a single room (at $163 per night).  This deal also covers all of your meals while you are on campus including breakfast, lunch and dinner.  You will be well fed!

Shawnigan has given MISSA a new building for this summer, but your studio space will be a large classroom with a maximum of 6 artists per room.  Your space will include a work table and have access to water. The floor will need to be protected as this building has both carpeted floors and hallways.

You are responsible for bringing all of  the art supplies you will need for your art practice. There are a limited number of easels to reserve. If you are travelling and can’t bring along cumbersome items, like easels, please contact the MISSA Office to see how we can help.

If you are wanting only the Self-Directed Residency and do not want to stay in campus accommodations, please contact the MISSA Office for a separate link.

Please join us on campus for this full package deal of a  Self-Directed Residency, in an open studio setting!

Imagine! All of your needs will be taken care of so that all you will have to do, is make art!

    Price: $1240.00 - $3472.00

    This price includes: tuition, daily lunch, material fees (if required), any applicable taxes and is listed in Canadian Dollars.

    CONFIRMED: This workshop has met the required registration numbers and will be running.

    Attendee Details

    MISSA Course Withdrawal & Refund Policy

    All requests for course withdrawals and/or accommodation cancellations must be made through MISSA’s online form. Requests made in person or by phone, text or email will not be accepted.

    Refunds and credits are subject to the course withdrawal and accommodation cancellation deadlines and fees outlined below. Please note, no refunds will be processed during the MISSA Summer Arts Program.

    Click HERE for the form.

    Course Withdrawal Deadlines

    Forms received on or before May 3, 2024 – Pre-paid tuition and material fees will be refunded. A $50 administrative fee applies for each course withdrawal. Material fees will be refunded in full.

    Forms received on or before June 14, 2024 – A credit will be issued for pre-paid tuition, less a $50 administration fee per course withdrawal. Pre-paid material fees are not eligible for refund.

    Forms received after June 14, 2024 – Course withdrawals made after this date are not eligible for refund or credit of tuition and material fees.

    Tuition credits are issued in the form of a code to be used for registration in future MISSA workshops and/or for on-campus accommodations. Credit codes may be transferred to another person. MISSA credit codes have no cash value and cannot be refunded.

    If MISSA must cancel a workshop, students will be offered an alternative workshop. If the 2024 program is completely cancelled (due to COVID restrictions or any other force majeure), a full refund will be given (tuition, material fee and accommodation) or a MISSA credit will be offered.

    Accommodation Cancellation Deadlines
    On-campus accommodations may be cancelled up to 14 days prior to the first day of MISSA and pre-paid accommodation fees will be refunded, less a $50 deposit fee. Accommodation cancellations made after the deadline are not eligible for refund.

    Click HERE for the form.


    If you must withdraw from a course and/or cancel your accommodations due to exceptional circumstances, you may request a refund on the basis of hardship and/or compassionate grounds. All requests must be made in writing using the online form. Approval of such requests may only be made by the MISSA Board of Directors and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


    This price includes: tuition, daily lunch, material fees (if required), any applicable taxes and is listed in Canadian Dollars.

    Additional information

    Number of Days

    2-days, 5-days, 7-days, 14-days


    All – Weekend 1+ Week 1 + Weekend 2+ Week 2, Week 1, Week 1 + Weekend 2: (7-days) July 15 – 21, Week 2, Weekend 1, Weekend 1 + Week 1: (7 days) July 13 – 19, Weekend 2, Weekend 2 + Week 2: (7-days) July 20 – 26