2024 Artist Residency Program

Associated Residency Program

Each year, The Watermill Center invites artists to develop works that critically investigate, challenge, and extend the existing norms of artistic practice as part of our year-round Artist Residency Program.

The Artist Residency Program is process-based, providing artists with time and space to focus on developing their practice in a communal environment that encourages experimentation and innovation. Artists-in-Residence share their creative process with the community through open studios, workshops, and artist talks.

The  Artist  Residency  Program is open to national and international  artists  21+ years  old.  We accept artists from all disciplines, including but not limited to:  visual arts, performance, architecture, film/video, literature, interdisciplinary arts, academic research, and music composition. Solo artists or collectives (such as theatre or dance companies) are welcome to apply.

Artists-in-Residence receive access to an extensive collection of resources: 20,000 square feet of rehearsal/design spaces and outdoor stages; a theater production archive; The Watermill Center Study Library; The Watermill Collection; and over ten acres of landscaped grounds and gardens.

 

 

 

Deadline
Residency Length
2 weeks - 4 weeks
Languages
English
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
3
Collaborative Residency
May apply as a team
Discipline
Drawing
Interdisciplinary Arts
Mixed Media
Painting
Sculpture
Visual Arts
Book Arts
Costume/Fashion Design
Fine Metals/Jewelry
Installation Arts
Paper Arts
Textile & Fiber Arts/Weaving
Woodworking
Criticism
Fiction
Journalism
Literary Nonfiction
Literature
New Genres
Nonfiction
Playwriting
Poetry
Screenwriting
Writing
Choreography
Dance
Performance Art
Theater
Music
Opera
Digital Media
Electronic Arts
Film
Moving Image
Multimedia Arts
Photography
Sound Art
Virtual Reality
Illustration
Industrial Design
Architecture
Environmental Arts
Landscape Architecture
Public Art
Storytelling
Art Conservation
Art Education
Art History
History
Companions
N/A
Country of Residence
Open to artists based anywhere in the world
Family Friendly
Residents granted leave during residency
N/A
Stage of Career
Any stage of career
Emerging
Mid-career
Established
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
Participate in public programming
Participate in open studio with fellow residents
Lead workshop for the public
Accessible Housing
Partially Accessible (50% or more)
Meals Provided
Residents have access to shared kitchen
Studios/Special Equipment
Private Studios
Dance Studio Without Sprung Floor
Printers + Scanner
Easels
Washer And Dryer
Dedicated Wood Shop
Woodworking Tools
Tablesaw
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
ADA Compliant
Type of Housing
Private bedroom in a shared housing facility on campus
Shared bedroom
Additional Eligibility Information

The Artist Residency Program is open to national and international artists 21+ years of age. A variety of disciplines are accepted including, but not limited to: visual arts, media/new genre, performance, architecture, film/video, literature, interdisciplinary arts, and music composition. Solo artists or collaborative groups (such as theatre or dance companies) are welcome to apply.

Watermill Alumni are allowed to re-apply after a one-year hiatus from the program. Alumni seeking residency must submit a complete application including recent work samples and current resume. Preference may be given to applicants who have not previously attended.

Working knowledge of English is helpful for international artists, as an interpreter will not be provided.

The Watermill Center is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, sex, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and disability. For special needs or questions about accessibility, please contact info@watermillcenter.org

Number of Artists Accepted in Most Current Year
20
Total Applicant Pool in Most Current Year
400
Artist Stipend
1000
US Dollar (USD)
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
Residency Fees
0
US Dollar (USD)
Fee Details

There are no fees for participating in the Artist Residency Program.

During the course of the residency, residents are responsible for living expenses such as food, travel to and from Watermill, production expenses such as art materials and supplies, and equipment rentals. Watermill will provide a modest stipend to offset these expenses. Additional details will be provided upon acceptance to the program.

The Watermill Center provides local transportation, housing, and workspace.

If requested, The Watermill Center will supply signed letters of support for outside funding and, in some cases, can offer advice on potential funders to underwrite or assist.

Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
Application Fee
12
US Dollar (USD)
Application Type
Open application