1000 Islands Film & Stage Artist Residency

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Founded 2017
1000 Islands, Canada


The 1000 Islands Film & Stage Artist Residency was founded in 2017 to help artists develop, produce and document their creative work. The residency is ideal for solo artists or small groups who want to workshop and develop scripts, create video, audio recording, or a performance based artist retreat. Situated in an UNESCO designated biosphere and surrounded by diverse nature, this contemporary art filled environment is run by two artists committed to concretely fulfilling creative goals in one of Canada's most unique residencies. Directed by Kathleen Reichelt and Wesley Rickert who have been working together since 2008, managing artist run spaces, producing audio recordings, feature length art films, performance events and experimental theatre. History of the artist's work can be viewed at

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The 1000 Islands is an international destination for natural beauty, wildlife, fresh water lakes, St Lawrence river cruises, theatre, cycling, local breweries and cuisine. The residency is located just down the road from Charleston Lake, where you can swim, canoe, and hike trails on the rugged Canadian Shield. The residency is on a multi acre property, with plenty of quiet and privacy. Our closest neighbours are acres away. The house is a spacious century home and the studio is only 50 feet away in a separate building. With no light pollution, you can see the Milky Way on a clear night.

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