• Private Cabin Oceanfront – CAD $3,414.00
  • Single w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $2,614.00
  • Single w/ensuite – CAD $2,454.00
  • Single w/shared bathroom – CAD $2,114.00
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $4,096.00
  • Couple w/ensuite – CAD $3,780.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom – CAD $3,464.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront – CAD $2,050.00
  • Twin w/ensuite – CAD $1,890.00
  • Twin w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,730.00
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,566.00
  • Women Dorm – CAD $1,370.00
  • Male Dorm – CAD $1,370.00
  • Mixed Dorm – CAD $1,370.00
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,350.00
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $2,500.00
  • Commuter – CAD $1,210.00
  • All Packages Include CAD $1,110.00 Tuition

Date & Time Details:
Program begins: Oct 11
Program ends: Oct 15
Click here to view a sample program schedule.

Tuition: $650 CAD (4 Nights)

Rooms & Meals: Rates listed below include room, 3 meals per day, use of hot tubs, and campus facilities. Tuition not included.

Room Type Nightly Rate 4 Nights / 5 Days 5 Nights / 6 Days
Private ensuite $451 $1,806 $2,257.15
Private shared bathroom $366 $1,462 $1,828
Twin shared bathroom $270 $1,081 $1,351.63
Dorm $180 $720 $900

All bookings are subject to a 10% campus fee and applicable taxes. Click here for more room types and rates.

Scholarships : Hollyhock recognizes that economic opportunity is not currently equal for all; we encourage and welcome anyone registering for a program to apply for a scholarship. Scholarship applications are open. Click here to learn more and apply.

Terms & Conditions: You may find terms & conditions here.

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Listening to Fish and Water: The Art of Survival

With AM Kanngieser and Zoe Todd

October 11 - 15, 2024

What lessons can we learn about transformation from fish, water, and other inter-connected oceanic and river beings or ecosystems?

As Dr. Leroy Little Bear says, fish have survived multiple calamities on Earth over half a billion years. He urges us to ask the fish for guidance on how to navigate our current moment. This workshop tends to this message, and asks how do we embrace our relations, through global uncertainty and grief, to our surroundings, our communities and our worlds?

This four day intensive will give participants working with complex and urgent social, political and environmental issues the opportunity to create audio-visual sketches, stories, and other outputs to foster connection and meaning across diverse experiences in this moment of social and ecological change.

Led by fish philosophers and artists Drs. Amer Kanngieser and Zoe Todd, this event will focus on sound and listening practices, multi-media art, story-telling, and interpersonal communication and group facilitation.

Program Highlights

  • Daily guided listening practices
  • Individual mentoring sessions with facilitators
  • Presentation of project and group feedback
  • Collective strategy building
  • Coastal walks
  • Drawing sessions

Program Objectives

  • Clarify and deepen each participants own existing local research and practice project
  • Create art, stories, and other outputs to foster connection and meaning across diverse experiences in this moment of social and ecological change
  • Strengthen arts-based sound and listening practices, with a focus on work with fish, water, and diverse aquatic beings
  • Practice interpersonal communication and group facilitation skills

Participants will be guided through daily exercises in listening and attending to their surroundings to building ethical and respectful relationships with themselves, others, place, waterways and land. Participants will also build an understanding the importance of consent, permission and boundaries within the specific territories we each inhabit and occupy. Todd and Kanngieser will support participants to apply these exercises into their own approaches and concerns, helping each to expand their skills and confidence in creative and interdisciplinary based narratives.

This workshop is aimed at encouraging participants to expand their own grounded approaches to ‘restorying’ and responding to our contemporary social, environmental, and political challenges.

Daily Schedule

A detailed schedule will be available at least 2 weeks in advance of the program. View sample schedule here.


AM Kanngieser
AM Kanngieser is an award-winning geographer, sound artist and Marie Curie Research Fellow in Geography at Royal Holloway University of London. They work through listening and attunement to approach the relations between people, place and ecologies, combining oral testimony, poetry, and voice with hyper-detailed soundscapes and fieldrecordings to create immersive…
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Zoe Todd
Dr. Zoe Todd (she/they) is an Associate Professor of Indigenous Studies and Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Indigenous Governance and Freshwater Fish Futures at Simon Fraser University. They are Red River Métis and a practice-led artist-researcher from Alberta (with family connections to the historic St Paul des Métis Settlement)…
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