Artists from around the county are being given the chance to work in isolation this summer.

The Halls Island Artist Residency Management Committee announced today that the artist residency program is going to be offered in Haliburton County.

According to HIAR, this summer artists of all types will be staying on a private island on Koshlong Lake. They say “writers, musicians, visual artists, and artists of other disciplines will find inspiration as they engage with nature and pursue their creative endeavours”.

HIAR notes that the location is “off the grid” and does not support large scale electronics. As well, they say the spot is privately owned but is being loaned to the program for the six to eight weeks it’s expected to run.

Don Gage, the Committee Co-Chair says “each artist will be encouraged to connect and engage with our artistic community and residents.”

HIAR says there is no cost attached to the accommodations for the artists beyond food and personal supplies, as well as transportation on and off the island is going to be provided.