New residency opportunity created and managed by CARFAC BC volunteer Kuh del Rosario.

Elmo’s House is located in the small seaside town of Batan, Aklan, Philippines. Elmo’s House provides an idyllic retreat for artists to stay for a minimum of two weeks up to two months. The house is right at the heart of a quiet fishing village, within walking distance to secluded beaches and lush mountains.

Elmo’s House is multi-level with six bedrooms and three washrooms. There are two open-air floors designated for studios, that have unobstructed views of the town as well as inspiring sunrise and sunsets. It is a large but simple house with all the necessities to foster a unique experience.

Each artist will have their own private room. Depending on the parameters of the project, we will do our best to help realize the artists’ goals by utilizing the resources available. General housekeeping and basic meals will be provided, but artists are required to respect the space and observe basic courtesies.

2017 will be the first year of operation and will be an exciting opportunity for participants as ideas solidify and best practices are established. Visiting artists for this first year have a chance to help shape the structure and inform the future of this project.


To be considered to work at Elmo’s House, please ensure you meet the following requirements:

  • You are over 25 years of age
  • You have an exhibition history of three years or more
  • You have graduated from post secondary institution
  • You have proof of a valid Passport and Travel Visa
  • A completed application package as outlined in APPLY page


Currently, there are no set fees for Elmo’s House as we are in the first year of inception. However, a nominal administration fee of $200 CDN is required upon successful application.

Donations to this project is most welcome and will go towards the upkeep of the space, utilities and other basic needs. Please email us to learn how to contribute.

Please send your application to In one PDF document, please include the following:

  • Letter of Intent (1 page) Explain your intended project and how this residency will enrich your practice as well as meet our mandate.
  • Timeline (1 page) State when you wish to take the residency and how you plan to use this time.
  • Proof of Documents Copy of valid passport and/or travel visa.
  • Budget (1 page) A breakdown of anticipated expenses such as travel, materials, shipping, labour, etc. Please also provide information on how you intend to fund your project and what you need from us.
  • Curriculum Vitae (1 page) Please include contact information, web presence and relevant media links.
  • Artist’s Statement (1 page) Special consideration for those that can establish a meaningful connection with the surrounding landscape and/or culture.

Past Work (1 image per page) 10 images with title, medium, year. Only include works made within the last 5 years. For digital works, please provide a link.