Group Residency - Skill Share
“One of the great errors organizations make is shutting down what is a natural, life-enhancing process-chaos. We are terrified of chaos. As a manager, it signals failure. But if you move out of control and into an appreciation of natural order, you understand that the only way a system changes is when it is far from equilibrium, when it moves from the ‘quiet’ we treasure and is confronted with the choice to die or reorganize. And you can’t reorganize to a higher level unless you risk the perils of the path through chaos.“
The intention of this Residency is to explore creativity. Coming together on the land one week before the Fulcrum Skill Share Gathering, residents are invited to consider the theme of “Natural Order” in relationship to the land through their artistic practice.
Questioning the balance and stability of this world seems like quit a task, one that we as humans take on inherently, with our presence on this planet. The interdependence of all the elements that make up this earthly plane seem to be in a constant state of flux, tension and change. How do we navigate these internal and external landscapes. This concept is is applied to behavioural sciences, philosophy, linguistics, cosmology, metaphysics, human psycology, political systems, spirituality, etc. Natural order speaks to the relationship between harmony and choas. From mystic notions of arcane other worlds and alternate dimensions to scientific fact on matter and materially structured truths. We are in a constant state of hypothosis. What are the tools we use to measure and gauge what we view as reality. Is there a place to rest in the balance? Is it through the questioning itself that we are able to relate?
This open concept experience will provide some structure to the week and lots of space and time for artists to engage with their personal projects and explorations. Residents are encouraged to think outside the barn, who knows what they’ll find out there. Interpretation and imagination can take us to places where our reflections glisten like sun off the water at a very particular angle.
Studio Space will be provided for each individual to met their needs. This residency is also working with the notion of co operating in a shared environment. Specific periods of time will be dedicated to group process where residents will have the opportunity to come together and share while exploring various dialectical communication modalities.
During their stay residents will have access to the whole 200 acre property including all buildings. There are a variety of tools and resources available on the farm and residents are asked to bring their own art supplies/ tools for their specific projects if any. Preparation for the skill share will be happening during the week as well as spring gardening and farm activities. Residents are encouraged to volunteer one hour per day to a project they feel drawn to as a way to connect with the land project. The barn and house kitchen are open to prepare breakfast and lunch. A vegetarian farm dinner meal will provided each day by our amazing kitchen staff. A sauna evening will be offered and fires pits open for use any night/day. Mallard Lake is just down the road and is a beautiful small swimming beach& dock 15-20min walk or 2 min drive. should anyone like to go for a canoe paddle that can be arranged. Come, connect & create!
DATES: May 13- 20
# OF RESIDENTS: 6
LOCATION: Coyote Tales Farm Studios
ACCOMMODATIONS: Camping, several in house rooms, bus, sauna sanctuary… +
MEALS: A simple vegetarian farm dinner will be provided each day @ 6:30 ( fresh organic chicken eggs for purchase onsite)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 1, 2022
COST: $300 for the week + one hour of time towards land project /dayo
Artist residency APPLICATION
Please send us a message describing your interest, a brief description of your project ideas. What media you are working with and any needs you may have.
Submissions will be reviewed and applications confirmed on a first come basis.
“This is the eternal origin of art that a human being confronts a form that wants to become a work through him. Not a figment of his soul but something that appears to the soul and demands the soul’s creative power. What is required is a deed that a man does with his whole being..”