Reclaim Artist Residency – Summer 2019

Haliburton School of Art + Design

Reclaim Artist Residency is an opportunity for established artists to work in the Haliburton Highlands region for a 6 – 8 week period between June and August, developing work that focuses the local landfill as subject matter and/or material inspiration. Reclaim Artist Residency hopes to attract artists seeking to create art that shares their knowledge, respect and understanding of recycling and waste management.

Interested artists are invited to submit proposals that will detail how they plan to work with the local landfill as part of their art practice. The residency is also intended to educate the greater community on the impact of the landfill on our environment; how this will be achieved should be included in the submission.

The selected artist in residence will be provided with a studio space at the Haliburton Campus, a modest stipend, and potential access to shared accommodation. The artist’s studio will be open to the public enabling the community to visit, view work in progress and ask questions. Artists are welcome to access college equipment as appropriate; however, they are responsible for their own consumable supplies. Artists are also expected to provide one public lecture to the college community.

Concluding the residency, there will be a public display of the artist’s work in the community and one piece will be donated to the HSAD’s Annual Faculty Art Auction. All proceeds from the Art Auction are directed to bursaries for students attending arts programs at the Haliburton Campus.

This residency is a wonderful opportunity for artists to live and work in a small, artistically dynamic community located in an inspiring natural landscape.

Application Process:

Interested artists are asked to submit the following:

  • 10 work samples (JPG/JPEG format, from 2887 x 2164 pixels to 3468 x 2600 pixels per image)
  • CV and Artist Statement
  • Proposal for residency, including length of time (6-8 weeks within June to August)
  • References upon request

Please send the above electronically to Sandra Dupret, Dean – Haliburton School of Art + Design, Fleming College at

Deadline: April 10, 2019

Haliburton School of Art + Design
297 College Drive
Haliburton, Ontario, Canada  K0M 2S0

Contact Information:
Sandra Dupret
705.457.1680 ext: 6708