Wild Rose Farm Artistëâs Retreat


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 with gratitude.

Whether seeking inspiration, rest or just time to work in a rural and peaceful environment, this retreat offers all of these possibilities.

There are only 4-6 spaces available at any one time for residency.Individuals and groups are welcome.

Private (double & queen) and shared (single) accommodation available. Healthy meals can be prepared and served in warm country kitchen or in cozy common outside eating areas. A healthy and welcoming refuge inside and out.

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, exhibitions or performances.

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, personal expenses and any special dietary requirements.

Residency Programme since: N/A
Description of Organisation:

This is a private residency that has been operating for a number of years.

Organisation founded in: 1996
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Artist-Run
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 1
  • Weeks: 2
Number of studios: 2
Number of artists in residence at one time: 5
Studio type and size: Shared studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Shared Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Computer
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Dance/Theatre/Performance Space
  • Musical-instruments
  • Printmaking facilities
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • N/A
  • Application process: Open call
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Production costs
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • No requirements
    Selection process: By curator
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Toronto International Airport
    Nearest Train Station: Newmarket GO Station
    How to reach by plane: Not accessible by plane except by arriving in Toronto and proceeding by auto
    How to reach by train: Not accessible by train except by arriving in Toronto and proceeding by auto
    How to reach by car: Located Northwest of Toronto 110km. North on Hwy 400 to Hwy 89. Travel west to 2 roads past Airport Road and Hwy. 89. Turn left on the 4th Line of Mulmur. Proceed 4 km to green number 836406 situated on the west side of the road.
    How to reach by boat: Not accessbile by boat
    Street & Number: 836406 4th Line East
    Postal Code: L9V 0J2
    City: Mulmur
    Country long: Canada
    836406 4th Line East
    Mulmur L9V 0J2 CAN
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