We offer a range of thematically curated and self-directed residencies at our three locations in Canada available by rolling open application. We also release calls for intensive group research and exploration residencies by invitation and timed application, announced each year.
Rolling open-call for self-directed residencies in the remote and rugged wilds of Lake Superior at Theano Point, Ontario, Canada are available annually from May to October. A retrofitted Airstream trailer with outdoor kitchen on a beautiful beach tucked into the mountainside provides most comforts of home on this dramatic private peninsula of Pre-Cambrian geology, soaring bluffs, cobble beaches, and crystal waters https://www.thewildresidency.com/theano-point/
Curated residencies by invitation and application occur at the Wild Mill Studios in a river valley of the Niagara Escarpment UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, occasionally throughout the year. A restored tri-level 2700 square-foot century-mill provides modular live-work space and professional drawing, painting, and writing studios. Email info@thewildresidency to apply or nominate someone else. https://www.thewildresidency.com/wild-mill-studios/
Solo, group, and family self-directed and invitational rural retreat residencies at Coral Cabin, on New World Island, Newfoundland’s north shore, Canada bring artists back in time in a fabled landscape seeped in a unique cultural history that flows though these modern times. Perched on the North Atlantic Ocean shore, a cosy, off-grid home base provides a gateway to the rural wilds of this rugged coast, as well as the charming town of Twilingate, the circle of north shore outport fishing islands including fantastical Fogo, and the geographic grandeur of Gros Morne National Park. https://www.thewildresidency.com/new-world-island/
In support of the artists, thinkers, researchers, and tellers of our times, we share our wonderment in the wilderness at three different permanent locations in Canada, as well as wandering nomadic residencies around the world. We invite those seeking the wisdom, perspective, inspiration, and clarity that wilderness immersion and adventure provide.
At The Wild: Artist In Residence, we align our curatorial collaborations with a pursuit to honour wild ecologies, international communities, personal histories and diverse cultures.
Committed to artist support, we offer opportunities for collaborative exchanges, solo retreats, mentorship matchmaking, and didactic community building through the sharing of disparate disciplines, alternate histories and personal place-making.
Thematically evolving programs and self-directed retreats in spectacularly beautiful wilderness locations in Canada and around the world provide unique opportunities for artists and professionals from various disciplines to turn inward, to turn outward, to be alone, to come together, to experience the alchemy of juxtaposed origins with the inherent energies of wilderness escape for solitary research and creation, and to experience the catharsis of collaboration, exhibition, and community building across cultures and geographies.
Wilderness residencies in painting, photography, film, architecture, sculpture, music composition, writing, dance, movement, performance, and land-based conceptual art provide artists, researchers, thinkers and creatives with the unique opportunity to explore, create and be in the wild.
At The Wild: Artist In Residence, founding artists and curators Jocelyn Claire Burke and James Carlton Webster provide artists with space and support by sharing our remarkable land, inspiring accommodations, professional studios, vibrant community, resources and experience.
We collaborate with artists to create an inclusive, immersive, career propelling platform and archive from their residency in our wild places.
Our residencies host artists at 3 physical locations in very different, very beautiful parts of Canada as well as travelling residencies around the world from time to time. (Explore our inaugural thematic group research residency on the Amalfi Coast of Italy: “Wonder Up A World” in October of 2018 on our website archive, https://www.thewildresidency.com/wonder-up-a-world
Please be aware that some resources listed in this ResArtis profile are necessarily combined from our various locales. Some resources are not listed here, as we are extremely resourceful! Please see our website for specific details on our three permanent locations and wandering nomadic projects. We would love to hear any questions or ideas you have.
- Independent Association/Foundation
- Weeks: 1
- Weeks: 2
- Weeks: 3
- Months: 1
- Visual Art
- Performing Arts
- Textile Art
- Library/research resources
- Technical assistance
- Promotional services
- No requirements
- Forest Conservation
- Family Life