Kickstart your vision for 2020 and join us for this amazing opportunity to experience the final waning phase of the moon and the Wiccan Sabbath of Imbolc and then leave refreshed and just in time for the new moon. Experience clarity and direction in your practice with group discussions around a warm fire, group ritual, personal quiet time, and visioning exercises all in the beauty and stillness of Toronto Island in the winter.
We will be creating communal meals and you will be asked to contribute certain foods for the group from Friday evening until Monday breakfast.
The program facilitator Monica Bodirsky is an artist, writer, creativity coach and faculty at OCAD University in Toronto. http://www.monicabodirsky.com
Duration of residency
Private accommodation is available for artists.
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
The residency is open to artists working in all media who have a specific interest in Earth-based spiritual practice. While Artscape Gibraltar Point provides space for accommodation, work and meal preparation, we expect all artists to come prepared with all materials and equipment they deem necessary to the successful realization of their project.
Studio / Workspace
Shared, furnished, large studio space provided.
Fees and support
The fee to attend Imbolc Creative Visioning Retreat is $450.00 CDN + HST. Regretfully, we are unable to provide honoraria or stipends to cover travel or the fees associated with attending this residency. Artscape Gibraltar Point is happy to provide letters of support to any funding programs to which artists wish to apply. We encourage applicants to pursue funding opportunities afforded them by their national, regional, local and departmental funding agencies.
Expectations towards the artist
Artists are expected to actively contribute to the ongoing dialogue and activities offered as part of the residency in a positive and respectful manner.