All season stays
Red Clay is offering weekly residencies for individuals seeking a place to work within the woods, by the sea.
Red Clay is located in Upper Economy Nova Scotia on the Bay of Fundy about 90-minutes from Halifax (see on google maps). Red Clay is a utopian homestead of gardens, lawns, pathways and ponds. Within this landscape, the Red Clay house has a well-lit studio space where resident artists can set up individual workplaces. The intention is for the space to be clean and uncluttered to allow for thought and introspection.
The Honey and Salt residency program is for creative and productive people who seek and can derive inspiration from a place to work from in rural Nova Scotia (such as a charming cabin in the woods) with access to a workspace or studio.
The culture of the residency is one of respect for each person’s work. Similarly, residents are expected to support the aesthetic by keeping the space and gardens beautiful.
The philosophy of the Honey and Salt residencies is to offer a quiet but interactive space for artists and creative workers, thinkers and planners.
Residency terms may be from one week to three weeks.
No Honey and Salt Residencies are offered in August. Residency opportunities in August are offered through the White Rabbit Annual Residency
Honey and Salt residents are accepted based on the quality of their application.
Applicants should request a specific length of residency and submit a brief statement of purpose and the dates requested.
The application can be made through email (email@example.com) or through this online form.
Applications will be reviewed and applicants notified within 10 days of receipt.
Resident artists have a choice of accommodations: the white room in the main house, one of two small lofts in the Green House or “Candle”, the tiny cabin in the woods built for one person.
The Landing Room
If you need the comfort of an interior space, the Landing Room is brightly lit, has access to a full washroom and is conveniently close to everything. It has a double bed and lots of room for your gear.
Tiny Cabins Tiny primitive cabins in the woods a stone’s throw from the house.
Candle is a bed with a roof and has big windows looking down on the stream.
The Beebarn is in elevated above the apple orchard for a beautiful view of the Bay.
Residents will be provided with a work-station in the lower studio where they can leave tools and projects. However, residents are expected to keep their work area clean and orderly.
The Honey and Salt residencies program is not a commercial project. Red Clay only charges a modest fee to help support the cost of the facility.
There are no paid staff or housekeepers, we are welcoming you into our homestead, it’s not much but it’s paradise.
Residency fees are as follows:
Cost per week:
Private Rooms $ 80
Tiny Cabins $ 70
Dorm Bed in the main house $ 60
Dorm Bed in the greenhouse $ 60
Camping Fees $ 40
Residency fees cover accommodation and studio space, heat, power and internet. Accommodation covers a furnished bedroom space or loft.
Facilities include; cooking, internet, solar shower & studio space.
Basic supplies such as toilette paper and cleaning supplies are provided.
Food, transportation, and workshops not included.
Fees are low because we are busy making art. We therefore, ask residents to try to be self-sufficient and offer mutual support.
During the season, there are a number of scheduled weekend workshops. These workshops tend to bring a group of 10-15 people to the property. Resident artists can either pay a partial fee to participate, volunteer as a support person, or work on their own.
Everyone is responsible for bringing their own food.
The kitchen is well stocked with spices and dry goods (rice, flour, chick peas, lentils and beans) and residents may use the kitchen inventory provided they restock. Restocking should be done before a resident leaves.
We often divide the preparation of meals into teams. The system is simple: if you are sharing in these meals please be sure that you are providing food, as well as, consuming it, this usually works out to cooking every other day or so. If you have severe allergies please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know in advance.
If you have severe allergies please contact email@example.com and let us know in advance.
All dietary specification should be recorded on the kitchen chalkboard.
Bringing Friends, Kids and Animals
Friends are welcome, but we ask that everyone staying overnight contribute $8.00 each per night if not a part of another program. This daily fee does not include food.