• Single w/shared bathroom* – CAD $2,002.50
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront* – CAD $3,875.00
  • Couple w/ensuite* – CAD $3,550.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom* – CAD $3,215.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront* – CAD $1,937.50
  • Twin w/ensuite* – CAD $1,787.50
  • Twin w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,607.50
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,437.50
  • Women Dorm – CAD $1,232.50
  • Women Dorm - Upper Bunk – CAD $1,232.50
  • Mixed Dorm – CAD $1,232.50
  • Mixed Dorm - Upper Bunk – CAD $1,232.50
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,150.00
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $2,140.00
  • Glamping – CAD $1,187.50
  • Commuter – CAD $1,072.50

Date & Time Details:
Starts with dinner on August 27
Ends with lunch on September 1

Location: Cortes Island

Tuition: $595

Package Price: $1,150- $1,910/ 5 nights. Includes tuition, room, all meals, and Hollyhock activities (depends on accommodation choice). Taxes and fees are additional. A $395 deposit is required at registration, with the balance due on your departure day.

Scholarships: Full and partial scholarships are available based on financial need. We prioritize Indigenous people, people of colour, people who identify as LGBTQ2IA+, youth, elders, and those who can articulate how their Hollyhock experience will support positive impact in their life and communities. A $195 refundable deposit is required, please apply within your registration form.

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Podcasting: The Story from Hear

With Jenni Schine, Jennifer Moss, Brady Marks and Jacqueline Mathieu

August 27 - September 1, 2020

This program will either be moved to a virtual gathering or be rescheduled to another date in 2021.

We are currently working out all the details. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you so much for your patience, support, and understanding.

Sign-up to be notified when we have more information confirmed. You may also find details on Hollyhock’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic here.

Dive into the power of sound, listening, and place-based podcasts. This creative retreat is a chance to deepen your audio storytelling and listening skills in a supportive group environment.

New this year: the program will focus on the connection between lore and place – encouraging participants to introduce mythological or supernatural elements to their audio storytelling experiments.

Sonically explore and document the unique coastal rainforest environments that surround Hollyhock through guided, attentive soundwalks. Enjoy the relaxing natural environment and opportunities for research and productive time to advance your personal acoustic projects. Get feedback on your ongoing projects, or create new audio stories that reflect deep cultural and mythological roots with sound artist and acoustic ethnographer, Jenni Schine and experienced radio producer and creative writing professor, Jen Moss. Brady Marks will bring an awareness of acoustic ecology into the workshop, supporting technical sound editing, and Jacqueline Mathieu from the Klahoose First Nation will support our storytelling and cultural competency work in territory.

After listening to inspiring case studies and collecting audio field recordings, you’ll have the chance to create individually-tailored audio projects, informed by the rich natural soundscape and culture of beautiful Cortes Island. These pieces may be broadcast online and via local radio.

No matter your level of audio storytelling experience, this program enables you to deepen your creative and technical skills while connecting with other sound-minded professionals. So come, put your best ears forward, and mingle with other acoustic explorers and communicators from a variety of fields. Discover the socially transformative power of sound, lore, and listening in the spectacular setting of Hollyhock.

Listen to their previous projects:


Jenni Schine
Jenni Schine is a sound artist, community-engaged researcher and instructor of Anthropology of Sound at the University of Victoria. She specializes in soundscape composition, creative practices and feminist teaching models. She is also the Pacific Community Lead at Tides Canada, a national charity where she supports conservation and social justice initiatives in BC. A big fan of public engagement, Jenni has extended her work into film, radio, podcasts and art installations. She has produced radio for CBC including Ecology of Sound: Hildegard Westerkamp (2017) for CBC Ideas and End of the Line (2014) for CBC’s Living out Loud series. Jenni likes to facilitate collaborative and interdisciplinary…
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Jennifer Moss
Jennifer Moss has spent nearly 20 years as a storyteller in various media. Starting in theatre, she moved into the print journalism, radio, podcasting, and digital interactive fields. Her writing revolves primarily around arts, social issues, and character-driven stories. Jen has worked extensively in radio production for both CBC and Roundhouse Radio in Vancouver. She won a Jack Webster Award for Best Audio Feature in 2010 for Wild Art, a story about an artist and recovering addict. Jen has been a writer and interactive story producer on numerous award-winning interactive projects, including Bear 71 (NFB), Seven Digital Deadly Sins (The Guardian),…
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Brady Marks
Brady Marks is a digital media artist working primarily in audiovisual practices, new media and kinetic art. She obtained an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and a Masters in Interactive Arts from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. Her accolades include: Tree Studies (2006) with Chris Welby – a three-screen digital media installation that displayed a real-time, weather-data transition system covering four continents that  presented at the Gwangju Biennale in South Korea I Am Listening (2007) – an interactive light sculpture commissioned and acquired by the Surrey Art Gallery (BC) where it is on permanent…
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Jacqueline Mathieu
Jacqueline Mathieu works for her nation (Klahoose) in the preservation and revitalization of her nations’ culture and language. Using sound to narrate place in story. klahoose.org
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