White Rabbit Residency: August 12th – 19th
White Rabbit Festival: August 19th – 20th 

White Rabbit is a residency and festival that encourages artists to push the boundaries of their practice collaboratively and individually in response to the unique climate and culture of the Bay of Fundy’s shoreline. The project and emerging festival take place at Red Clay Farm, a property that has been cultivated for several decades, with many small intimate microclimates. This diversity includes orchards, streambeds, tall forests with steep terrains, low lying meadows and nearby ocean access.   

The residency itself is a 7-day immersive experience in which emerging and established artists are invited to set up camp and to find/lose themselves in practice, creation and collaboration.  This includes field trips to waterfalls and tidal flats, a gathering around a campfire each evening, use of site facilities (sauna, pond swimming, solar showers, etc), and full accommodation (camping or lofts). White Rabbit seeks to achieve culinary excellence: our wine-glass-in-the-woods dining features fresh food from Red Clay Farm prepared by experienced and dedicated chefs on-site. The week-long residency culminates in a public celebration where residents will have the opportunity to showcase their journey and works to an audience of more than two hundred. 

We encourage artists from a broad range of disciplines to apply (textiles, dance, theatre, ceramics, paint, poetry, philosophy, words, audio, documentary, film, performance, music, you-name-it!) to push the boundaries of their practice, and work together to create the environment that is formed collaboratively and individually in response to the unique landscape. In addition to working on individual projects, residents have opportunities to participate in peer-to-peer learning, workshops, presentations, and collaborative projects. 

You can find more information about the Red Clay Studio Society and the White Rabbit Open Air Arts Project at whiterabbitarts.ca.

To apply:
If you are interested in taking part of this residency, send us a brief proposal including the following:

  • A brief description (max 1 page) of your proposed project while at the residency.  You will not be required to complete your project as outlined, but it will be the starting stage for your journey through the residency. The theme for this year’s residency is Stages. Make of it what you will. Please include ideas/concepts you will be exploring, materials and any tools that you will need. We encourage projects that are harmonious with the environment, therefore please specify and justify the proposed use of any unnatural materials.  
  • A brief artist statement/bio including your current place of residence, previous work and media (max 1 page).  

Cost:  $390. Artists will be provided with camping accommodations and meals at Red Clay Farm. Bursaries are available pending confirmation of funding.  Please include a statement of your financial position and any relevant details if you would like to be considered for a bursary. 

Email: whiterabbitarts@gmail.com

Subject Line: Residency Application 2017

Location: Red Clay Farm, Upper Economy, Nova Scotia 

Deadline: April 21st, 2017