Koshlong Lake residency attracts artists for first summer
Ten 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.
The 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.
The committee recently found out they were successful in obtaining a Local Initiatives grant from Haliburton County Development Corporation for the residency.
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
The 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.