the Co. Chatham, Ontario


We offer local residences for beginning to mid-career artists.

Artists in Residence

The CO. Artist in Residence Program supports local beginning to mid-career artists who have had a personal experience with mental health. The residency provides a supportive and non-judgemental space for self-directed production of new work, working towards a final show. Annually, the CO invites two local artists. The residency is an opportunity to work within a creative environment, work in partnership with community organizations and it includes studio space and equipment. Please inquire about the residencies and their requirements at thecochatham@gmail.c.

This year's featured artist: Tina Naemsch

Tina Naemsch, Artist in Residence. The CO.

What started out as a coping method turned into passion. Tina is a multi-talented artist on a self journey discovering all aspects of creativity. Naemsch’s work is immersed in vibrancy, freedom and colour. The abstract nature of her technique invites her to examine the intricacy of process and healing.