Art and creation are inseparable from the land. They come up through its voice and into the people … into the youth. They are of this place, as we are.  

Ecologos is dedicated to reconnecting people with their most powerful experiences of water as a foundation for action. A couple of years ago we showed a striking film called The Peel Project about a journey of six artists in the Yukon by Calder Cheverie, the founder-director of The Canadian Wilderness Residency. The organization is driven by a belief that art is inseparable form the land, place and community.

It is from this shared belief that we began a partnership to create the Wild Water Residency – an artist residency for creative youth based just outside of North Bay. The first program will take place August 2-19, 2019. Deadline for applications is February 22nd.

Operating in the traditional territory of the Anishinabek people, Kawartha Lakes Region, Wild Water Residency is designed to spark creativity, connect and build relationships between young artists and local Indigenous communities, and stoke the foundations of an artistic practice rooted in the land, water and wild spaces.

Apply in March. Travel in August.

Applicants must:

  • Be between the ages of 14-17 (approx. Grades 10-11)

  • Demonstrate an interest in the arts and creative pursuits

  • Provide a letter of support by a community member outside of their immediate family (ex. teacher, band-council member, guidance counsellor, coach, principal, etc.)

  • For more information, see Eligibility.

10 students will be selected to participate in the program.

Deposit of $250, the rest is free.