Honey and Salt

Honey and Salt residencies are self-directed artists residencies. They offer a quiet but interactive space for artists and creative workers, thinkers and planners.



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  (redclayforest@gmail.com) or through this online form.

Applications will be reviewed and applicants notified within 10 days of receipt.


Residency terms may be from one week to three weeks.

No Honey and Salt Residencies are offered during the final two weeks of August. Residency opportunities in August are offered through the White Rabbit Annual Residency

Accommodations – Winter/Spring

Winter accommodations are limited to one of two rooms or a loft space in the main residence. There are also several bunk spaces next to the wood stove that may be available according to the artists preference

Accommodations -Summer/fall

Resident artists have a choice of accommodations: the landing room in the main house, one of two small lofts in the Green House or one of the tiny cabins 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. Cabins are unheated and are generally available between May 1st and October 31st

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.

Sunrise has a awesome view of the sunrise.

Greenhouse . Finally, there are two loft spaces in the greenhouse.

Studio Space

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 (summer only) & 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 retreats (winter) and workshops (summer). Retreats and workshops tend to bring 10-15 participants to the property.  Resident artists have free access to winter retreats. Meals are provided by participants and shared so if you attend a retreat, you must participate in the meal schedule. During the summer, if a residency overlaps on a workshop, you can either pay a partial fee to participate, volunteer as a support person, or work on your own.


Everyone is responsible for bringing their own food (except during retreats and workshops.

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 redclayforest@gmail.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.