RURART contemporary art in rural area / art contemporain en milieu rural is an artistic residency following the mission to reconnect people to nature and agriculture via the medium of arts.
RURART is a space where the creative forces of earth, human and art meet.
RURART takes place on a pioneer farm in organic agriculture in the Eastern-Townships of Quebec, Canada. Other then agriculture, many activities are going on the farm such as cottages rentals, kindergarten, artistic events, exhibitions and workshops.
The idea behind RURART is to bring art outside of its traditional structures, to invite artists to go beyond their level of comfort and explore the many possibilities that rural environment has to offer.
RURART offers two programs:
PER – Production in rurality – a collective and directed experience which takes place each season at specific dates and
RER – Research in rurality – an autonomous experience which takes place from April to October.
At the end of the residency, RURART organize an event for the artists to showcase their work to the public in a natural environment, in a place which has inspired them. RURART welcome between 5 to 10 artists at a time. Artists are able to choose whether they want to stay in the dormitory ($), stay in a private cottage ($$$), or stay in a cabin in the woods ($$), all which are located on the farm.
Open Space and CNV rules are at the base of RURART’s structure.
Based on a pioneer organic and community farm, sharing space with passionate people developing there own project (kindergarten, vegetables family basket, agro-tourism, more to come) RURART is privileged to evolve in this unique setting.
RURART is form by a team of volunteers
Amelie Lemay-Choquette – contemporary dancer and painter – artistic and general director
Dominique Leblanc-Bolduc – administrator of the art – administrator
Aube Forest-Dion – theater and humour – event coordinateur
Laurie Salvail – communication
- Weeks: 1
- Months: 1 – 3
- Visual Art
- Performing Arts
- Shared accommodation
- Shared studio / workplace
- Space for partners, families, pets
- Access to salvaged and natural materials
- Exhibition space
- Dance/Theatre/Performance Space
- Promotional services
- Production costs