We are a small non-profit society dedicated to promoting creativity and cross-fertilization in the fields of art, literature and the sciences. Our aims are twofold: to support talented international writers, artists and scientists with residential fellowships at our small Institute facilities on Cortes Island, British Columbia; and to enrich the intellectual, artistic and cultural life on Cortes Island by providing a public forum for education and dialogue.

We are currently developing a curriculum of classes and workshops for the 2011-2012 year. Please check our Upcoming Events and our Whaletown Calendar, for information about classes, study groups, screenings, readings and other events.

We are also reviewing applications for summer residencies for 2012. Have a look at the biographies of some of our past residents to get a sense of the range of initiatives we have supported in the past, and please contact us if you wish to apply.

We can be contacted at:

The Whaletown Institute
Box 254
Whaletown, BC
V0P 1Z0



About the whale:

"I filmed the image of this whale at a natural history museum at a German schloss somewhere outside Stuttgart. The image is a composite of several freeze frames from a long panning shot, filmed in Ektachrome Super 8, with ambient lighting. The camera I had back then was a Kodak Instamatic that I bought at a thrift shop. I loved that camera. I think I was 17 years old." - Oliver K

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