The IISD - Experimental Lakes Area has an exciting opportunity for local artists, musicians, poets and more. The facility is now offering an Artist-in-Residence program, which offers artists the opportunity to spend time at the scientific facility, to take inspiration from the nature and work that surrounds it to create art of any kind.

“The area is really unique. It’s a stunning site, set in the very beautiful boreal forest. One day we were thinking that this would be an artist’s dream, not only because it’s beautiful, but because of all of the science going on here,” said Sumeep Bath, Communications Manager at the IISD-ELA.

“We always think of art and science existing in two different silos, but we really think that there’s an exciting opportunity to look at the site and science in a new and interesting way. It’s a great chance to get some of our work into the public’s eye, and to get local artists’ artwork out in the community.”

Those accepted will be allowed to stay at the facility for at least one week from May to October. The program includes negotiable dates, travel to and from the site from Kenora or Winnipeg, accommodations and food costs. Those participating will also have access to canoes and hiking trails.

Once pieces of art, music, photos, video, poems and more are created, the facility will work with the artists to ensure that the work is being properly presented and promoted. The facility will also house your work with their own art collection.

Today is the final day for applications. A short written statement about your experience, what you’re working on, why your interested in the program, and availability information can be sent to [email protected], along with 6 to 10 examples of your current work.

The IISD-ELA serves 58 lakes within northwestern Ontario’s boreal forests, and has been operating for over 50 years. Research includes how humans, pollution and climate change are affecting fresh water, why algal blooms happen, what mercury can do to lakes and fish, the cleaning up of oil spills, and more.

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For more information:
Escape to the Experimental Lakes
Experience the World’s Freshwater Laboratory through the Eyes of James Culleton

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