Small Pond Arts hosts
self-directed artist residencies on our beautiful 87-acre farm in Prince
Edward County, Ontario. Artists can focus on their own artistic projects
or participate in collaborative artistic pursuits.
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, plus
a vintage trailer that sleeps two. 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
Read our blog post,
is an Artist Residency?
Read a blog post by one
of our past residents:
at Small Pond: A Writing retreat for the
prices are in Canadian dollars and include 3 delicious meals per day,
mostly vegetarian, and much of our food is grown in
Please contact us for rates of residencies of more than 1 month.
Trailer sleeps 2. Trailer guests must provide their own sleeping bags, pillows,
Trailer has no running water, but there's a very beautiful outhouse nearby,
and access to drinking water and a shower in the main house.
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
Wi-fi available. For everyone’s comfort, this is a pet-free and
to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tell us why you want to undertake a residency and what you hope to
Tell us a bit about yourself and your artwork;
feel free to email photos or links.
Please indicate whether you prefer indoor accommodation, trailer,
Provide us with the dates you'd like to stay; if possible, provide
Give us your complete contact information, including address and phone
A 25% non-refundable deposit required upon booking, payable by cheque or
Remainder is due upon check-in by Visa, Mastercard, PayPal, cash, or cheque.
rentals are available throughout the year to arts groups.
Need a place to write some new songs with your band?
Workshop a play?
Retreat with your creative staff or board of directors?
For those who wish to avoid cooking or cleaning, we can provide private
rentals with a variety of catering options.
Please contact us and we'll do our best to accommodate you.