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2018 Summer Residency OPEN CALL

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Posted by: The Wassaic Project
Deadline: Mon, January 15th, 2018

2018 Summer Residency OPEN CALL


The Wassaic Project’s 2018 Summer Residency OPEN CALL is now live!


Deadline: January 22, 2018, midnight


The Wassaic Project accepts 1 – 6 month proposals for our Summer Residency program (May through October). The Wassaic Residency Program cultivates and supports community for emerging and professional contemporary artists, writers and other creatives. Housed in historic, landmark buildings, the residency program offers nine artists each month the opportunity to live and work in the heart of a rural community. The Wassaic Residency seeks artists working in a diverse range of media who want to produce, explore, challenge, and expand on their current art making practices, while participating in a grass-roots, community-based arts organization.


Residents are selected by a review committee composed of professionals in their field, the Wassaic Project Co-Directors and Residency Director. Artists and writers will be selected based on the quality of their work, commitment to their practice, and ability to interact positively with the community at large.



Residents will receive an adaptable raw studio space in a historic livestock barn. All studios are roughly 200-300 square feet. Artists will have 24 hour access to their studio and accommodations which include a private bedroom, shared living room / study, dining room, kitchen, and bath. Residents also have access to workshop facilities as well as the potential for expansion of workshop space and the possibility of working outside. The residency’s workshop facilities include a Wood Shop, Print Shop (silkscreen studio) and a kiln. Residents are encouraged to participate



We care about our community! Because The Wassaic Project is an artist-run organization focused on strengthening and supporting our community, all residents (besides Education Fellows) are required to work 3 four hour blocks per month during their time in Wassaic. Residents will work alongside staff members on administrative and physical projects like preparing for exhibitions, installation, de-installation, office organization, etc., and sometimes out in the larger community. This is a cooperative community effort and deepens the connection between our artists and our community. It’s an expression of our values and our priority of community development: artists and the existing community in Wassaic interacting, collaborating, and working together.


Two to three times a month, residents are invited to sign up for one-on-one studio visits with creative professionals. All residents are invited to participate in a monthly evening of artist’s talks and presentations, as well as Open Studios towards the end of their residency.

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Posted on Thu, December 14th, 2017
Expires on Mon, January 15th, 2018

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