Thursday, November 06, 2008

Weir Farm Art Center Artist in Residence Program

Two Deadlines: (POSTMARK) & (Ongoing)
January 15, 2009
July 1, 2009

Artist in Residence Program
Weir Farm Art Center

Wilton, CT

The Artist in Residence program (AIR) selects twelve artists to live and work at Weir Farm each year. To date, 115 artists from throughout the U.S., as well as Tunisia, Germany, Australia, India and The Netherlands have participated in the AIR program. Visual artists apply for one month residencies in all media and diverse artistic points of view from traditional to experimental. There are two application deadlines – January 15 and July 15. Each artist receives a stipend of $500 per month to offset the cost of food and supplies. The facilities and utilities are provided free of charge.

The AIR program was initiated in 1998 and is already acknowledged as a unique opportunity for visual artists.

New program guidelines require each artist in residence to present a public lecture about his/her work and if requested, to donate a work of art that was created during the residency. We also hope to develop a collaborative partnership between the residents and the Wilton and Ridgefield public schools. Resident artists (who are often teachers in their own hometown schools) would collaborate with the public school art teachers and provide enrichment classes for the elementary grade students. Also, artists who reside at Weir Farm in July and August may participate in our Art Explorer summer classes for children ages 6-12.

Visit the website for the application and complete details:

Weir Farm Art Center
735 Nod Hill Road
Wilton, CT 06897
Phone: 203 761-9945