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Deadline: Jun 30

Small Pond Arts

General information

Brief description of organisation

Small Pond Arts was founded in 2010 by artists Krista Dalby and Milé Murtanovski.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

Small Pond Arts hosts self-directed artist residencies on our beautiful 87-acre farm in Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada. Artists can focus on their own artistic projects or participate in collaborative artistic pursuits.
Located just 5 minutes from the town of Picton but completely surrounded by nature, visitors to Small Pond will find that it is a place where creativity is valued and nurtured, where artists of all disciplines can unwind and concentrate on their craft, free from the pressures of daily life.
We warmly welcome puppeteers, poets, painters, sculptors, musicians, film-makers, writers, photographers, performers and creative people of all stripes who are interested in an imaginative retreat to create new work.
Our 1860s heritage home has four guest bedrooms, and our farm has plenty of room for camping. We have two studio spaces, The Art Barn and The Workshop, both of which can be used from May through September. We eat our meals together, encourage the exchange of ideas, and value living simply and sustainably.

PRICES: For a complete list of prices, please visit our website:

All prices are in Canadian dollars and include 3 meals per day, mostly vegetarian, and much of our food is grown in our garden.

Residency length: Up to one month. Residents are expected to contribute one hour of chores per day. This could include cooking, cleaning, gardening or special projects, and are flexible based on residents´ preferences.

Wi-fi is available.

For everyone´s comfort, this is a pet-free and smoke-free home.

HOW TO APPLY: Write to us at
– Tell us why you want to undertake a residency and what you hope to accomplish.
– Tell us a bit about yourself and your artwork; feel free to email photos or links.
– Please indicate whether you prefer indoor accommodation or camping.
– Provide us with the dates you´d like to stay; if possible, provide alternative dates.
– Give us your complete contact information, including address and phone numbers.

A 25% non-refundable deposit required upon booking, payable by cheque or money order. Remainder is due upon check-in by Visa, Mastercard, PayPal, cash, or cheque.

Group rentals are available throughout the year to arts groups. Need a place to write some new songs with your band? Workshop a play? Retreat with your creative staff or board of directors? For those who wish to avoid cooking or cleaning, we can provide private rentals with a variety of catering options. Please contact us and we´ll do our best to accommodate you.

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Educational Programmes
  • Film Making
  • Puppetry, Community Arts
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 1 week
Number of artists resident at one time


Companions allowed
  • Partners
Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
Expectations of the artist
  • Cleaning
Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Food
Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Curator

Presentation of artists’ work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency



  • Internet Connection
  • Library
  • Kitchen
  • Woodworking Tools
  • Dance / Performance Practice Space
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Shared Studio

  • Private Room
Working language(s)
  • English
  • French
  • Macedonian
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Films
  • Exhibitions

How to reach

By train

Via Rail ( serves over 450 destinations across Canada. Take the train to Belleville and catch a taxi (about $60), or depending on our availability, we may be able to pick you up for a small fee.

BY BUS:You can catch the Greyhound bus ( from pretty much anywhere in Canada. Take the bus to Belleville and catch a taxi (about $60), or depending on our availability, we may be able to pick you up for a small fee.

Nearest airport


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