Bridge & Falls Creative Residency hosted by Township of Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls

General information

Brief description of organisation

Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls is a township in the Canadian province of Ontario, located in the Kenora district. The communities of Sioux Narrows and Nestor Falls are on the eastern shores of Lake of the Woods along Ontario Highway 71. The township was incorporated in 2001 by amalgamating the formerly incorporated Township of Sioux Narrows with portions of Unorganized Kenora District, including the community of Nestor Falls. The township had a population of 720 in the Canadian 2011 Census.

The Township of Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls is wholly committed to shapeshifting ideas & conversation through a lens that is focused on arts and culture. Strengthening community and building capacity is at the heart of the Bridge & Falls Cultural Series.

Organisation founded in

2001

Brief description of residency program

The Bridge & Falls Residency supports professional artists, emerging artists, and creative minds who wish to undertake one-week long, self-guided residencies in Nestor Falls, Ontario and Sioux Narrows, Ontario. Program goals: a) afford professional and emerging artists the opportunity to develop their body of work; b) Provide an opportunity for creative minds, who are residents of Canada and the United States of America, to participate in a rural and remote residency in the communities of Sioux Narrows and Nestor Falls in northwestern Ontario; c) encourage interactions between creative minds and the larger artistic and general community of Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls on the eastern shores of Lake of the Woods; d) support artists and creative minds who are interested in the environment, the ecology and culture of northwestern Ontario, natural exploration, etc. in accessing a unique geographic location.

SUMMER SERIES, 2017

AIR #1: LITERARY ARTS
July 10-July 16, 2017
Studio: ON THE WATER
Location: Long Bay, White Moose Golf Course
Sponsored By: Broken Paddle Coffee Roastery & Kitchen

AIR #2: VISUAL ARTS
July 17-July 23, 2017
Studio: ON THE WATER
Location: Long Bay, White Moose Golf Course
Sponsored By: FWS Group of Companies

AIR #3: PHOTOGRAPHY & MULTI-MEDIA
July 24-July 30, 2017
Studio: ON THE WATER
Location: Long Bay, White Moose Golf Course
Sponsored By: RBC Foundation

AIR #4: COMMUNITY ARTS
August 7-August 13, 2017
Studio: ON THE ROCK
Location: Travel Centre, Nestor Falls
Sponsored By: Boreal Studio

AIR #5: LITERARY ARTS
August 14-August 20, 2017
Studio: ON THE ROCK
Location: Travel Centre, Nestor Falls
Sponsored By: The Standard Insurance

AIR #6: EMERGING ARTIST
August 28-August 31
Studio: ON THE ROCK
Location: Travel Centre, Nestor Falls
Sponsored By: Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation

Artists must apply to the program. The deadline to apply is April 28, 2017.

A jury reviews all of the applications and the successful applicants will be notified by May 12, 2017. The successful applicants will enjoy the benefits of the award which includes:
a) accommodation in a prospector´s tent, at a campsite in Sioux Narrows Provincial Park or Caliper Lake Provincial Park - or if the participant chooses to stay in a motel/ lodge within the Township proper they may make such arrangements
b) a day-use studio (On the Water) which can be accessed from a stationary dock
c) a day-use studio (On the Rock) near the Travel Centre in Nestor Fall, Ontario
d) The use of a canoe, park trails, day-use areas, and public beaches
e) a $750 (Canadian funds) fee to support the cost of travel and meals
f) a $250 (Canadian funds) stipend to support campsite fees at either Sioux Narrows Provincial Park or Caliper Lake Provincial Park, or help offset expenses related to accommodations in a motel/ lodge/ cabin within the Township of Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls.

For more information, please visit: www.snnf.ca

Residency conditions

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

1

Companions allowed
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Pets
Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Supplies
  • Food
Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
  • Cleaning
Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Allowance/Stipend
Application who/how

Open Call

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency

Setting

Rural

Resources
  • Tiny Studios: On The Water (floating studio) near Sioux Narrows and On The Rock (on land) near Nestor Falls
Number of studios

2

Type and size of studios

Private Studio

Working language(s)
  • English

How to reach

By plane

James Richardson International Airport
Winnipeg, MB

Driving Distance: It is approximately 334km from Winnipeg, MB to Sioux Narrows, ON

Falls International Airport
International Falls, MN

Driving Distance: It is approximately 90km from International Falls, MN to Nestor Falls, ON

By car

The communities of Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls are located off of Ontario Highway 71 in rural and remote northwestern Ontario.

Nearest airport

Falls International Airport

Contact information

Bridge & Falls Creative Residency hosted by Township of Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls
Box 417
P0X 1N0 Sioux Narrows
Canada

dlysak@snnf.ca
www.snnf.ca

Phone: 807.226.5241

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