Artists are invited to submit proposals creatively relating to the theme: “Edge of the Earth”
Inform your centre by defining the edges. This self-directed residency at a private cabin welcomes solo or duo artists, small collectives, or artists and their families, who are seeking solitude and simplicity. Float adrift from modern routines to explore the mysteries and wild charms of northern ocean coves in this fabled circle of traditional outport fishing islands: one of the world famous “four corners of the earth”.
Explore and retreat at the cozy home base of our off-grid salt-box cabin on a quiet, rural, yet accessible New World Island cove located halfway between Fogo Island and Twilingate Island.
Step back in time and settle into simpler routines with essential amenities. Live on the edge of the North-Atlantic sea and observe the old ways to inspire a new reality.
Duration of residency
Various dates and durations are available for one, two, or three weeks, to one month or longer, between June – September 2020
A CORAL-PINK SALT-BOX OCEAN-VIEW CABIN ON A RURAL NORTH-ATLANTIC ISLAND COVE WELCOMES YOU TO THE WILDS OF THE NORTH SHORE
AMENITIES at Coral Cabin encourage a return to simpler times.
For this unique site-specific residency experience, Coral Cabin has been carefully designed and lovingly appointed to have everything you want, and nothing you don’t:
Livingroom overlooking the ocean
Kitchen with basic cooking and washing supplies, potable water, coolers, dishes, and dining table
Outdoor propane cooktop camp stove
Rainwater flush toilet and potable hand-wash sink
Solar panels and a battery inverter provide 70 amp hours of electricity for lighting and device charging
Beautiful mile-long freshwater swimming pond with boat launch, diving dock, and scenic trail just a short walk from Coral Cabin
Comfortable for 1-2 people, and can accommodate up to 5 people including all bedding and linens: 1 private ocean view bedroom with double bed, 1 private room with single bed. The livingroom daybed is two stacking single beds that can be separated to accommodate two more people.
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
Open to artists, writers, musicians, thinkers, and makers of all disciplines.
A desk, kitchen table, and painting easel are provided in the sunlit living space overlooking the ocean.
Solar panels and a battery inverter provide 70 amp hours of electricity for lighting and device charging.
Artists are welcome to propose show and project collaborations for our additional consideration.
Studio / Workspace
Our private, quiet, sunlit salt-box cabin overlooking the sea feels a world away on a quaint rural cove, but is conveniently just twenty minutes drive from the many attractions of Twilingate, 35 minute drive from the Ferry to Fogo Island, and one hour drive from Gander airport.
Lovingly preserved pine walls and floors adorned with antique Newfoundland artifacts, retro furniture, layered quilts, oil lamps, maps, and folk art, create a cozy and authentic portal back in time, free of modern distractions.
A desk, table, and easel are provided in the well lit living / dining / studio spaces.
Fees and support
Fees for residency at Coral Cabin are determined to support the length of your stay, and to support collaborative partners or artists who are parents by waiving additional fees for additional residents. Residencies at this private off-grid lake-front campsite are awarded for stays ranging from one week to one month or more.
For example, fees for a group of 3-4 people staying together for 3-4 weeks are as low as $21 – $31 CAD per person per day:
-For shorter stays of 7-10 days: $110 CAD total / night (1-4 people)
*Longer residencies receive discounts commensurate with the length of your stay:
2 weeks = 10% discount
3 weeks = 15% discount
one month or more = 20% discount.
Expectations towards the artist
We hope that you can come with just your art supplies, personal items and clothing, towel, ice and groceries, to find everything else that you need for a comfortable stay in the wilds of the north shore is here.
Transportation, food and art materials are the responsibility of the artist. A personal vehicle or rental car is necessary for access to the property as well as nearby hiking and exploration of surrounding outport villages. Fresh potable water for our provided containers, firewood for the woodstove, and hot showers can all be obtained within nearby driving distance.
With limited cell service available at the property, unplugging from technology is encouraged. Cellular network can be visited within a 20 minute drive.
All attending residents are responsible for their own medical travel insurance.
Artists are optionally encouraged to document their experience and share some impressions with The Wild Residency archives. Artists are welcome to propose show and project collaborations in their submissions.