Located just 5 minutes from the town of Picton but completely surrounded by nature, visitors to Small Pond will find that it is a place where creativity is valued and nurtured, where artists of all disciplines can unwind and concentrate on their craft, free from the pressures of daily life.
We warmly welcome puppeteers, poets, painters, sculptors, musicians, film-makers, writers, photographers, performers and creative people of all stripes who are interested in an imaginative retreat to create new work.
Our 1860s heritage home has four guest bedrooms, and our farm has plenty of room for camping. We have two studio spaces, The Art Barn and The Workshop, both of which can be used from May through September; indoor studio space is available the rest of the year.
We eat our meals together, encourage the exchange of ideas, and value living simply and sustainably.
Read our blog post, What is an Artist Residency?
Read a blog post by one
of our past residents:
Please contact us for rates of residencies of more than 1 month.
Campers must provide all their own gear.
Residents are expected to contribute one hour of chores per day. This could include cooking, cleaning, or gardening, and are flexible based on residents' preferences.
Wi-fi available. For everyone's comfort, this is a pet-free and smoke-free home.
- Tell us why you want to undertake a residency and what you hope to accomplish.
Tell us a bit about yourself and your artwork;
- Please indicate whether you prefer indoor accommodation, or camping.
- Provide us with the dates you'd like to stay; if possible, provide alternative dates.
Give us your complete contact information, including address and phone
rentals are available throughout the year to arts groups.
The Blue Room
The Gold Room
The Green Room
The Yellow Room