Applications Open: Halls Island Artist Residency 2023

Halls Island Artist Residency
Deadline to apply: January 15, 2023

Will A Residency on an Off Grid Island Further Your Artistic Practice?

Visual, performing, and literary artists are invited to submit an application for the Halls Island Artist Residency. The residency, located on an off-grid island on Koshlong Lake, is entering the fifth full year of operation. Applications open November 1, 2022, and close January 15, 2023.

“The management committee wishes to receive applications related to a broad spectrum of artistic practices and geographical locations. Anyone who believes they can further their artistic practice by exposure to a remote, natural environment is encouraged to apply,” says Don Gage, co-chair of the Volunteer Management Committee.

One of the 2021 resident artists, Sandra Bouza (FMO 2022 showcase artist) states “Halls island gave me an opportunity to be alone with my thoughts and fears allowing them to reverberate in ways that they haven’t had the space to before. I could really let them breathe, which allowed them to resurface through lyrics and melodies.”

The Halls Island Artist Residency is proud to offer a one-time scholarship intended to support an Indigenous Artist for their stay on Halls Island. Ruth Walker, co-chair of the Volunteer Management Committee states, “We hope that this opportunity will help offset costs associated with attending the residency and will allow an Indigenous artist to further their pursuit of excellence in their chosen artistic practice.”

Halls Island is privately owned by a family whose generosity is providing the residency,
accommodations, and island access for the chosen artists. HIAR is a member of the Haliburton County Community Cooperative, a not-for-profit organization that encourages, develops and supports several community groups in the Highlands, including the Haliburton County Folk Society.

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