Wild Rose Farm Artist´s Retreat

General information

Brief description of organisation

This is a private residency that has been operating for a number of years.

Brief description of residency program

We offer a one or two week retreat at our eco-friendly organic farm. Artists can pursue their work, cultivating their creativity in direct contact with nature in a restful and beautiful setting. Working space is provided, and farm, nature and found objects are available to those who would like to make use of them with gratitude.

Whether seeking inspiration, rest or just time to work in a rural and peaceful environment, this retreat offers all of these possibilities.

There are only 4-6 spaces available at any one time for residency.Individuals and groups are welcome.
Private (double & queen) and shared (single) accommodation available. Healthy meals can be prepared and served in warm country kitchen or in cozy common outside eating areas. A healthy and welcoming refuge inside and out.

Artists from all disciplines are welcome. Visual and performing artists, including painters, musicians, and dancers have taken this opportunity to work in a solo, collaborative or interactive environment. Residency periods range from 1-2 weeks in duration, subject to availability. Under special circumstances, a longer stay will be considered.

In the interest of promoting an exchange of ideas and cultures, residents will be supported and encouraged but are not required to interact with local artists and community members through talks, demonstrations, workshops, exhibitions or performances.

Artists will be provided a private or double bedroom accommodation, gracious shared living space, 75 acres of forested and organically farmed land.

Residents are responsible for travel, personal expenses and any special dietary requirements.

Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Educational Programmes
  • New Media
  • Animation
  • Printmaking
  • Curatorial
  • Administrative
  • Film Making
  • Architecture
  • Multimedia; Environmental Eco art
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run

Residency conditions

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


Grants available

There are no grants or exchanges available at this time.

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food

Some supplies provided: ie. found objects

Expectations of the artist
  • Cleaning
  • Other

Optional: assisting with farm activities; gardening; beekeeping

Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Supplies
Application who/how

Open Call

Selection procedure

By Curator

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency



  • Internet Connection
  • Library
  • Kitchen
  • Printmaking Facilities
  • Metal Working Tools
  • Dance / Performance Practice Space
  • Musical Instruments
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Shared Studio

  • Private Room
  • Shared Room
Working language(s)
  • English
Other activities happening at the space
  • Mentoring; Dramaturging; Movement classes

How to reach

By train

Not accessible by train except by arriving in Toronto and proceeding by auto

By plane

Not accessible by plane except by arriving in Toronto and proceeding by auto

By car

Located Northwest of Toronto 110km.
North on Hwy 400 to Hwy 89. Travel west to 2 roads past Airport Road and Hwy. 89. Turn left on the 4th Line of Mulmur. Proceed 4 km to green number 836406 situated on the west side of the road.

Nearest airport

Toronto International Airport

Contact information

Wild Rose Farm Artist´s Retreat
836406 4th Line East
L9V 0J2 Mulmur


Phone: 647-215-6865

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