Our goal is to create a sanctuary for artists and makers; a place offering the freedom and pace needed at various stages in our lives for blossoming as well as for inward reflection


The Artful Escape houses a large studio on its main floor and one workshop on the property. The in-house studio has basic studio materials such as easels, a sewing machine, a serger, white board, printer, and library.  The workshop has a concrete floor with work tables and is intended for endeavours that are not suitable for the in-house studio.  

The Artful Escape has three private bedrooms with work spaces, a shared full bath and kitchen with dining area.  Housekeeping is provided on a bi-weekly basis. Laundry facilities, WIFI and utilities are provided at no extra cost. Artful Escape residents are given a special discount for any workshops being offered during their residency.   

The property is smoke-free with no pets or telephone on the premises.  A number will be provided to residents to share with family/friends in case of emergency.

We have taken care to provide an environment that offers you as much freedom as you need to ensure your residency is all that you anticipate and more. However, this freedom comes hand in hand with a few responsibilities. They are:
    •    your transport and communication needs
    •    your food
    •    your bedding
    •    materials/supplies for studio and/or workshop
    •    cleaning up after using kitchen, bath, studio and workshop.


If you are interested in an Artful Escape residency, and are 18 years of age or older, please download the application form and creative residency guidelines listed below. 
Residencies are based on availability and do require a completed application submitted by email or post.
Preference is given to applicants applying for the longer term residencies with lodging


Artful Escape Residencies with lodging
7 day session @ $400          28 day session @ $900    84 day session @ $2000

Artful Escape Residencies without lodging
7 day session @ $ 30       28 day session @ $60             


The Artful Escape also offers Mentored residencies, giving AE residents an opportunity to work with a mentor during their stay. Each mentorship is arranged on a case by case basis with extra cost of $80/hr. The Artful escape pays the mentors CARFAC rates.


The Artful Escape offers an annual membership to a limited number local artists and makers who don’t require lodging.

    AE Member   $240/year  

use of common studio space and workshop
secure storage space for work
discount on workshops and other AE offerings
option to use common space to offer (private) lessons for a nominal fee

Application Form