artists will be taking part in the Halls Island residency on Koshlong
Lake this summer, coming from Newfoundland, Manitoulin Island, Durham
Region, eastern Ontario, Toronto and Haliburton.
residency offers an off-grid island setting for artists to work. A
press release sent out by the committee included details about three of
the projects: a poet intends to work on chapbook, or paperback booklet
of poetry or fiction; a visual artist will be doing watercolour; a
screenwriter intends to work on an animated children’s series.
committee recently found out they were successful in obtaining a Local
Initiatives grant from Haliburton County Development Corporation for the
The artists plan to
conduct community engagement sessions to engage, teach and inspire and
will be promoting them in local media as well as at hallsislandartistresidency.com
residency is made possible by a family who has donated time, funding
and use of the property for the artists. The Halls Island Artist
Residency is part of the Haliburton County Community Co-operative.