Summer Indigenous Art Intensive

The Summer Indigenous Art Intensive is a month-long residency gathers artists, curators, writers and scholars to engage in contemporary ideas and discourse—a place for new ideas rooted in Indigenous art-making.

2018 Program

UBC Okanagan’s Summer Indigenous Art Intensive offers an educational series of courses, lectures, art shows, and opportunities to create art. 
The Summer Indigenous Art Intensive, organized by the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies (FCCS), means a jam-packed July. It features a series of world-renowned speakers, a variety of related undergraduate and graduate credit courses, and a group of resident artists who will be working to create a new body of work.  

Stay tuned for information about the programming for the 2018 Summer Indigenous Art Intensive. 

Visiting Artists

The summer intensive is a unique program that brings international and national Indigenous scholars and artists together on campus to interact with students in a residency context.


Alongside the intensive residency, FCCS is offering additional courses in visual art, creative writing, and performance. These will run in conjunction with the Indigenous Summer Intensive with varying degrees of crossover, providing students the opportunity to connect with the keynote speakers and the resident artists.

Schedule of Events

Stay tuned for more information

Registration information

UBC students can register in any of the courses that are on offer as part of the the 2018 program. Regular tuition and fees apply for all courses. 

Enrollment at UBC's Okanagan campus as an Unclassified student is intended for those students who have a previous university degree and want to enroll in courses not intended to lead to a particular UBC degree or diploma. You must first apply to UBC in order to register as an Unclassified Student. 

Under the terms of the Western Deans' Agreement, graduate students of the member institutions may take courses at another member institution without having to pay the host university's tuition fee. Below is a link to the information at the UBC Okanagan campus. If you are at another institution, and want to utilize the WDA, you must contact your graduate program. 

If you are a student completing a degree program at a recognized degree-granting institution, you are welcome to apply to UBC's Okanagan campus as a visiting student, and to take courses at UBC that will transfer back to your home institution.

Instructions on how to apply as a visiting student:


Stephen Foster

Department Head, Creative Studies

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