The Ross Creek Centre for the Arts offers both self directed and project based residencies to professional artists working in one or more of the following media: visual art, writing, theatre, dance, film, music, performance art, photography, fibre arts and video. Our Residencies provide a spectacular rural environment free from distraction. Each season offers a unique and changing landscape guaranteed to inspire artists of all disciplines.
Artists may apply individually or as members of a collaborative team. Please note that until further notice, all applicants must be based in the Atlantic region, or self-isolate in the Atlantic region for at least 14 days before arrival onsite.
Open call – ongoing submissions for all welcome Apply here.
Self-Directed Artist Residency:
Lack of affordable space is a problem for artists everywhere – the Arts Centre has so much space,
both in terms of studio space and the beautiful land on which the Centre resides. While there, we were
able to engage with other people working on different projects, from gardeners to environmental designers
to visual artists there on residencies. The cross-pollination of ideas is inspiring and effective for the work
of arts work. A very special place indeed – a creation oasis – with wonderful people and big, big skies.
– Jackie Torrens, Below the Salt Theatre
As mornings become crisp and the leaves begin to change, the days remain warm and sunny. The crickets sing and our garden is brimming with vegetables ready to be harvested and used in the kitchen.
While the wind whistles and blows intricate designs in the snow drifts, the farmhouse is at it’s coziest in this season, with the wood stove warming day and n
The ground begins to thaw and the snow makes way for the fresh growth of Spring. Ross Creek begins to buzz with bees and anticipation of another busy and exciting Summer season.
-24 hour studio access
-Private room in shared farmhouse onsite
-Transport to and from airport
-Access to our 178 acres of field and forest, including our organic garden
-Access to extensive library collection
-Weekly trips into Canning, Wolfville or other local towns.
-Other Fields trips as desired and necessary
Facilitated or Thematic Residencies:
Thematic residencies bring together multiple artists to work around a specific theme or medium with the help of a facilitator/curator. Participants explore new modes of thought in a variety of collaborative settings including studio work, formal lectures, group discussions and outdoor retreats. Thematic residencies encourage dialogue and discovery between disparate practices, and establish new connections.
Artists can apply to take part in a thematic/programmed residency when opportunities are available.