Hambidge is the oldest artists' residency program in the Southeast, and one of the oldest in the nation. Founded in 1934 by Mary Crovatt Hambidge, on 600 acres of pristine forest in the Northeast Georgia mountains, we provide artists and other creative thinkers with the setting, solitude and time necessary to create.
Rabun Gap, Georgia: United States
- Residency Length: 2-8 weeks
- Average number of artists in residence at a time: 8
- Number of artists accepted in most recent year: 103
- Total applicant pool in most current year: 536
- Application type: Open application
- Collaboration: Must apply and be accepted individually
- Geography: Open to US artists, Open to non-US artists
- Additional eligibility information:
Repeat residencies permitted, but limited, especially in summer months.
- Application deadline: April 15, September 15, January 15
- Additional deadline info: Apply from December 1st through January 15th for the May through August residency period. ** Apply from March 1st through April 15th for the September through December residency period. ** Apply from August 1st through September 15th for the mid-February through April residency period.
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Facilities & Services
- Housing: Private housing (individual apartment/cabin/house)
Housing: Individual dwelling/studio for each resident with bath and fully-equipped kitchen, 24-hour computer and telephone access for residents in common building; furnishings and linens provided.
- Meals: Some meals are provided
Evening meals are provided Tuesday through Friday; all meals are vegetarian. Residents are responsible for breakfast, lunch and all weekend meals.
- Computer/internet access: Computer and internet connection provided in common area (shared), Wireless Internet
- Accessibility: no
Due to the age and historic nature of our structures, accessibility is presently limited. Please contact for detailed information.
- Studios/special equipment: Ceramics / Pottery, Dance / Choreography, Exhibition / Installation, Fiber arts, Music studio (non-recording), Painting, Photography (digital), Sculpture
- Additional studio information:Specific equipment includes: ceramics/pottery (large, electric kiln, raku, wood, cone ten reduction; soda kiln under construction; electric and kick wheels, slab roller and extruder); music studio with Steinway grand piano; spacious painting studios with wall space and great lighting; sculpture studio (no special equipment); and writing studios (spacious, scenic, and secluded with private screened-in porches). Artists in sculpture, blacksmithing, jewelry making, woodworking, and other disciplines must bring machinery and tools. Please call for further information.
- Other facilities and services: Common room for residents’ use with fireplace, magazines, TV and CD-DVD-VHS; screened porch; laundry facilities on-site; computer with internet and printer and wifi in common area. Smoking is permitted outdoors only. An extensive network of hiking trails is available to residents and on a limited basis, to visitors. All visitors must register at the main office.