RESIDENCY

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

STUDIO & WORKSHOP

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.  

LODGING
 
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.





APPLICATION

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
(e.g. seasonal, monthly residencies with lodging and mentored residencies with or without lodging).

The Artful Escape Residency Program operates on a seasonal basis:


Autumn Session:        September 17, 2017 –    December 9, 2017


Winter Session:         December 10, 2017 –      March 4, 2018


Spring Session:   March 4, 2018 – May 27, 2018


Summer Session:  May 27, 2018 – August 26, 2018



RESIDENCY RATES

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             



Mentored Escape Residencies with lodging
7 day session @ $600         28 day session@ $1500          84 day session @ $3800 

Mentored Escape Residencies without lodging
7 day session @ $ 200     28 day session @ $750       

This package offers AE residents an opportunity to work with a mentor for 3 hrs/wk. for the duration of their residency. Should more time be required by the resident, this will have to be arranged directly with the mentor at an additional cost.




ARTFUL ESCAPE MEMBERSHIPS

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



For those unable to commit to a full year, 8 seasonal memberships ( 2 per season)  
will be available on a first come, first serve basis.   Each person is limited to a maximum of
2 seasonal memberships per year.

AE Member    $90/season

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