We offer a one or two week retreat at our eco-friendly organic farm. Artists can pursue their work, cultivating their creativity in direct contact with nature in a restful and beautiful setting. Working space is provided, and farm, nature and found objects are available to those who would like to make use of them.
Whether seeking inspiration, rest or just time to work in a rural and peaceful environment, this retreat offers all of these possibilities.
Private (single) and shared (double) accommodation available. Healthy meals are provided. Access to warm country kitchen facilities and cozy common areas. A healthy and welcoming refuge inside and out.
Things to do
Numerous artist studios, restaurants, Bruce Trail and Dufferin County Museum and Archives, and picturesque enclaves like the Town of Creemore are nearby.
Catherine is a warm and inviting host, committed to supporting artists in their creative process. A long time participant in the arts, she delights in providing a simple yet gracious place to facilitate individuals to get what they need from this restorative time. Wild Rose Farm Artist Retreat is a member of Res Artis, an international association of residential art centres.
Call for Submissions
Wild Rose Farm Artist Retreat is a member of Res Artis, The International Association of Residential Arts Centres, a foundation based in the Netherlands.
Its membership is made up of arts centres and artist’s organisations that encourage the development of contemporary art and artists through residential artist exchange programs.
Although welcoming artists of all disciplines, Wild Rose Farm uniquely offers dance studio space to dance and performance artists. The host is a dancer and current vice-chair of Dance Ontario.
Operating for over 20 years as an organic farm Wild Rose Farm is an active member of Wwoof Canada and has hosted Wwoof Canada members from around the world.
We are a founding member of Ontario’s 100% renewable energy retailer, Bullfrog Power.
Now accepting applications from artists for residencies beginning April 1, 2011. There are only four artists at any one time. This retreat program is intended to give artists an opportunity to create or rejuvenate, in a peace rural and inspirational and intimate setting.
The residency building is a historical log home built in 1839. A studio, cabin and barn space are also available in the rolling wooded hills of Dufferin County. It is located 110 km northwest of Toronto, in the Headwaters Region of central Ontario, on the edge of the Niagara Escarpment and Bruce Trail.
Artists from all disciplines are welcome. Visual and performing artists,including painters, musicians, and dancers have taken this opportunity to work in a solo, collaborative or interactive environment. Residency periods range from 1-2 weeks in duration, subject to availability. Under special circumstances, a longer stay will be considered.
In the interest of promoting an exchange of ideas and cultures, residents will be supported and encouraged but are not required to interact with local artists and community members through talks, demonstrations, workshops or exhibitions.
Artists will be provided a private or double bedroom accommodation, gracious shared living space, 75 acres of forested and organically farmed land.
Residents are responsible for travel and personal expenses. Meals provided are largely harvested from the farm, and kitchen access is available during meal times. Those with special dietary requirements will provide their own food.
- Send application to Catherine Carpenko, firstname.lastname@example.org . Applicants must include their full name, current address, phone number and email address, as well as write briefly about why they would like to take this opportunity to creatively retreat.
- While every effort will be made to accommodate time requests, please state a second choice for availability.
- C.V. including performance, exhibition history, education or training, publications, and collections or collectors of your art work.
- 2 letters of support and recommendation.
- Deposit of 50% of the fee required upon booking, all but 10% refundable upon cancellation at least one month in advance. The balance is due one month before arrival.
- Artists need to bring all their own materials. The exception to this is the availability to access respectfully found objects on site, both in nature, in our barn and from trips to the local recycling facility.
- Guests or family members cannot be accommodated over night.
- Only under specific and extenuating circumstances may family accompany an artist in residence; details will need to be discussed with your host.
- No pets are allowed with the exception of working animals, who are welcome.
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