General Rules


  • Artists are asked to keep their living area, work space and shared facilities in a clean, safe and well maintained condition and to return it as you found it, before leaving.
  • No animals are permitted for health and safety reasons. Note: the local cats all have loving homes with owners who plead with you to please NOT feed them or allow them into the residency spaces. They are crafty (the cats) and will test what they can get away with.
  • No smoking or use of illicit drugs is permitted on the residency cottage premises, including the deck and porches. There is one designated smoking area for residents, visitors and/or their guests, which is  outside by the cistern in the rear Armory garden.
  • Through the generous sponsorship of We-Cycle Bikes a ‘conch-cruiser’ bike is provided free for your use, if desired, while here. We will call after your arrival to arrange delivery. Bikes will come with a basket, lock (always,always lock your bike!), lights (required by law) and a helmet (not required by law) if requested. Residents in the 607 and 609 cottages may lock their bikes on their front porch and residents in the Mango Tree house may lock their bike to their porch side rail.
  • The deck area is considered communal space for residency artists and TSKW.  There will likely be some events and classes which will utilize the deck area and gardens during your residency. Feel free to introduce yourself. We make an effort to let residents know of any events taking place at the start of their residency or as soon as is possible.
  • We have a no overnight guests policy for residency artists.
  • Artists are permitted to host small gatherings of up to 8 people on a reasonable/limited basis during their residency. If you plan to host a gathering, please communicate with TSKW staff and other residency artists beforehand to avoid scheduling conflicts.
  • Please make sure gates are secure when your guests leave.


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