Halls Island Artist Residency is an exciting initiative which provides artists of many disciplines with a peaceful, private, island retreat in the Haliburton Highlands, Ontario.
This is land traditionally stewarded by the Anishnaabek and Huron-Wendat First Nations.
Halls Island is located on beautiful Koshlong Lake. The boat launch is about a fifteen minute drive from Haliburton Village. The island possesses three small cabins, a main cabin with simple kitchen, dining and living area, and two small sleeper cabins, as well as a nordic-style sauna. Halls Island is without plumbing, using a composting toilet, and relies on solar panels for its minimal power.
Hall Island Artist Residency will strive to welcome artists to this very special part of the world, and encourage them to give back to the Haliburton arts community with a community engagement component of their residency.
Writers, musicians, visual artists, and artists of other disciplines will find inspiration as they engage with nature and pursue their creative endeavors in this idyllic setting. This off-grid, water access location is ideal for quiet reflection and immersion in the natural world.
PLEASE take a look under the Public Events tab for a list of 2019 Community Engagement Sessions. Each visiting artist(s) will be planning and delivering a session which will be open to the public. Events will be held at various locations, times and dates throughout the Haliburton area. The sessions will be based on the skills, interests and practice of the presenting artist(s). Admission will be by donation.