About Stoneboat FARM
The farmhouse, set in picturesque Lanark County, Ontario (approx. 3.5 hours from Toronto) has a variety of different working spaces. From outdoor fields, to a workshop equipped with every tool you can imagine, to the studio (a recording space), the parlour (a rehearsal room) and a variety of other nooks and crannies, there is space for all varieties of art-making. Visual artists, writers, dancers, theatre makers, crafters, photographers, musicians, video-artists, food artists, there is nothing that is not worthy if you are willing to work. Sitting on 225 acres of Canadian Shield, the farm is situated near Perth Ontario, a 3.5 hour drive from Toronto, or a 1.5 hour drive from Ottawa, ON. There are frequent buses that run to nearby towns, and pickups can be arranged.
Participation in SBAR is free of charge, apart from a cost-sharing of all food and beverages between participants. Ideally participants have an independent way to travel to the area, but ride-sharing can be arranged if necessary.
ABOUT THE ARTIST RETREAT
Do you have a project you are working on, but just can’t find the time or space to really get your hands, heart, and head into it? SBAR (Stone Boat farm Artist Retreat) is an opportunity to disconnect from the outside world in order to develop your project in a creative and productive environment. A collection of artists of different disciplines living and working side by side in the countryside for five days. SBAR is a biannual event, occurring in the Spring and Fall each year.
Each day is structured as follows:
9am-1pm – Individual work
1pm-2pm – Group lunch and sharing
2pm-6pm – Individual work
6pm – Mandatory cocktail hour
7pm – Group dinner and goal setting for following day
9pm – Group activities are decided upon based on participants and curiosities (ie. Movies, night-walks, craft projects, showings, etc.)
The next SBAR will be taking place October 2-6th, 2017. Sign up for our newsletter to be informed when the next round of dates are announced and applications open up for future SBAR sessions.
Applications are currently open. Please send a short summary of your project, a statement of interest and intent, and a brief cv/bio. Applications should be no longer than one page. Deadline for applicants is September 25th, 2017.
For more information or questions, please email email@example.com
Join the ranks of SBAR alumni
Amanda Acorn (dance) - http://amandaacorn.com/
Sandy Carson (film) - http://northcountrycinema.com
Gursky (music) - http://www.gur5ky.com/
Jonathan Koensgen (theatre) - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0462883/
Talia Shipman (photographer/visual artist) - http://taliashipman.tumblr.com/
Liz Peterson & Wildlife (performance art) - http://www.eventsinrealtime.org/
July Talk (music) – www.julytalk.com
Theatre Ad-Infinitum (theatre) - http://www.theatreadinfinitum.co.uk/
Erin Simkin (photographer) – www.erinsimkin.com
Robin Love (visual artist), Russel Banx (visual artist) - http://russellbanx.com/
Nyda Kwasowsky (dance) - https://vimeo.com/167899161
Nadia Tan & Courtney Jeffery - http://www.artofawareness.ca/
Mike McLaughlin (film) - http://www.mclaughlindp.com/
Angela Lewis (photographer) - http://www.angelalewis.com/
Darrah Teitel (playwright) - https://www.playwrightsguild.ca/playwright/darrah-teitel
Lucy Satzewich (sculpture/design) - https://lucysatzewich.squarespace.com/
Adam Paolozza & Kari Pederson (theatre/performance) - https://www.badnewdays.com/
Val Sankar (photographer) - https://www.instagram.com/valsankar/?hl=en