The artist's life

Last chance to apply for this sweet central Ontario artist retreat

How would you like to spend 10-12 days in a cottage on a secluded island doing nothing but working on your art – and for nothing more than the cost of getting yourself there and feeding yourself?

Well, you could – but you’ll have to act fast.  Applications for the 2020 Hall’s Island Artist Residency close on Wednesday.

Hall’s Island is located in the Haliburton Highlands of Ontario. It is off-grid and rustic but has sufficient power to provide for your basic needs. It will not, however, support projects requiring major power usage (read: no power tools).

Transportation to and from the island is provided, though you’ll need to get yourself to the area. 

The residency was launched in 2019 due to the generosity of a local family who wanted to share the beauty of the island with creative people who need a place of inspiration. HIAR is a member of the Haliburton County Community Cooperative, a not-for-profit organization that encourages, develops and supports several entrepreneurial community groups in the Haliburton Highlands.

Artists of all disciplines are welcome to apply, and yes, that includes musicians and songwriters.

For more information and to access the application visit:

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