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Small Pond Arts hosts self-directed artist residencies on our beautiful 87-acre farm in Prince Edward County, Ontario. Artists can focus on their own artistic projects or participate in collaborative artistic pursuits.
Located just 5 minutes from the town of Picton but completely surrounded by nature, visitors to Small Pond will find that it is a place where creativity is valued and nurtured, where artists of all disciplines can unwind and concentrate on their craft, free from the pressures of daily life.
We warmly welcome puppeteers, poets, painters, singers, dancers, sculptors, musicians, film-makers, stilt-walkers, writers, thinkers, gardeners, photographers, bakers, builders, makers, doers, dreamers, and creative people of all stripes who are interested in an imaginative retreat to work, laugh, exchange ideas and learn new skills. Our communal living approach ensures that our prices can remain affordable; we value living simply and sustainably, and we hope you will, too.
Our 1860s heritage home has four guest bedrooms, and our farm has plenty of room for camping, plus a vintage trailer that sleeps two. We have two studio spaces, The Art Barn and The Workshop, both of which can be used from May through September; indoor studio space is available the rest of the year.
PRICES: For a complete list of prices, please visit our website: www.smallpondarts.ca/residencies.htm
All prices are in Canadian dollars and include 3 meals per day, mostly vegetarian, and much of our food is grown in our garden. Trailer sleeps 2; must bring own pillows and sleeping bags.
Residency length: two days to two months. Residents are expected to do about one hour a day of cooking, cleaning, gardening, or other chores.
Wi-fi is available.
For everyone's comfort, this is a pet-free and smoke-free home.
HOW TO APPLY: Write to us at email@example.com
- Tell us why you want to undertake a residency and what you hope to accomplish.
- Tell us a bit about yourself and your artwork; feel free to email photos or links.
- Please indicate whether you prefer indoor accommodation, trailer, or camping.
- Provide us with the dates you'd like to stay; if possible, provide alternative dates.
- Give us your complete contact information, including address and phone numbers.
A 25% non-refundable deposit required upon booking, payable by cheque or money order. Remainder is due upon check-in by Visa, Mastercard, PayPal, cash, or cheque.
Group rentals are available throughout the year to arts groups. Need a place to write some new songs with your band? Workshop a play? Retreat with your creative staff or board of directors? For those who wish to avoid cooking or cleaning, we can provide private rentals with a variety of catering options. Please contact us and we'll do our best to accommodate you.