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Magpie Springs Art Residency

Creativity turned into action

Salix House

Enjoy the simple life, as you explore your artistic expressions in the rural setting of Magpie Springs, an artist run, (nolansalixart.com) Permaculture homestead. Residents are provided a private living/working space in a 24 foot yurt atop an earthship basement with a greenhouse, collectively called the yurtship. Studio and kitchen living room space is located in the upstairs yurt, while bedroom and bathroom facilities are in the earthship basement.

During the summer and early fall months, the gardens at Magpie Springs are hopping with raspberries, grapes, zucchinis, peas, kales, cucumbers, chard, beets, and herbs that residents can utilize.

This residency program has been providing residency since 2010 to scientists, permaculture practicioners and university students. It has now become available to artists with preference given to environmental and conservation minded projects. Collaborative work is highly encouraged. Grants may be available for developing Magpie Springs.

Disciplines and media we are interested in:

  • Visual Art
  • Educational Programs
  • New Media
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Music
  • Animation
  • Film Making
  • Creative/Critical Writing
  • Literature
  • Architecture