Winter Work Share Residencies 2020

Once again we’re happy to be offering our Winter Work Share Residencies which will be running from January to the end of April 2020 . These zero fee self guided residencies are best suited to those who can contribute an hour or two work per day to help maintain the space. The main duties consist of managing the outdoor wood furnace, some snow removal, placing waste and recycling at the curb, or if you feel there is project you can contribute we’re happy to consider proposals.

Applicants should be able to spend one week minimum to three months maximum, be able to lift 40lbs, be comfortable tending a fire, enjoy rural settings, and give a no more than 300 word description of the art project you wish to focus on during your residency. Apply by sending an email to owlridgeacres@gmail.com with your contact info, website, dates you would like to request for your stay, project description and a subject line that says “Winter Work Share 2020“.

Accepted residents stay in a private room with full use of the common areas (studio, kitchen+equipment, laundry, bathrooms, living/dining room), bedding and towel provided. They also receive a hands-on tutorial on how to run the daily systems of the property, how to manage the wood furnace heating, how to work the back-up electrical in the event of a major power outage, how to conserve water and separate recycling.

Beyond minimal daily chores and the time you have for art projects, the property offers a few kms of hiking/snowshoe trails with beautiful views to enjoy. There are also many Provincial Parks close by for day trips that offer hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Bancroft is a well serviced town with a few grocery, department, hardware stores, lots of local shops and restaurants.

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