Rabbit Island Residency

January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020

Each year our residents receive funding to live and work on Rabbit Island amongst the forest, rocks, and wildlife, and the vast waters of Lake Superior that surround it. The Rabbit Island Residency provides time and space to investigate and challenge creative practices in a wilderness environment. Artists live and work on the island for 2-4 weeks, engaging directly with the landscape, responding to notions of conservation, ecology, and sustainability via their individual practices. The residency reflects on the American continent’s four hundred year history of settlement and division of land, and stems from the idea that in a developed society intelligent organization of wild spaces is one of the most civilized things we can pursue.

applicable to artists working in these mediums:

About Rabbit Island

Rabbit Island is a 91 acre forested island in Lake Superior three miles east of Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula. The island is composed of a native ecosystem standing upon solid bedrock and has never before been developed or subdivided. Bald eagles nest in the trees and the surrounding waters provide habitat for thriving lake trout and salmon populations. The majority of the island is held under a conservation easement granted by the Keweenaw Land Trust assuring it’s unique ecosystem will remain healthy in perpetuity. Rabbit Island will serve as a platform for science, art, preservation and recreation for the generations.

The Rabbit Island Foundation is a registered non-profit 501c3. The Board of Directors are Rob Gorski, Andrew Ranville, and David Gorski.