Camp Wonder Wander: Water Rabbit Flower Moon - May 2023

Associated Residency Program

SPEND THE MONTH OF MAY 2023 in a group residency - Water Rabbit Flower Moon

Limited to 6 participants with nature as your muse, inspiration, or collaborator, to spend the month of May residing in the Camp Wonder Wander Lemon Lodge and exploring your own work with potential for collaboration. Priority will be given to mediums that use the outdoor space primarily for work or installation such as plein air, photography/film, sculpture/installation, fiber arts, theater, or writing, among others.

* If space becomes available and there are additional applicants beyond the total of 6 that we would like to include in the group, you will know during your interview in November. There will be at least two spots available as a two week term either May 1 - 15 and May 16 - 31, depending on demand and the applicant pool to expand opportunities as well as host artists who may be unable to commit an entire month in a residency.

2023 is the year of the Water Rabbit. “According to Chinese Horoscope 2023, following an eventful and regener-ating period dominated by the Tiger, the advent of the Year of the Water Rabbit 2023 is a harbinger of gentleness and serenity. Since it is a sober year with an indolent rhythm that begins, rest, truce and intellectual challenges become the main dynamics of this Chinese New Year 2023 ruled by the Rabbit. So, both individually and collectively, it’s time to heal wounds, reacquire inner balance and make plans for the future.”

 

May 2023 full moon - The Flower Moon - will be May 5 and the New Moon is May 19.

Other group activities may include - First Fridays in Florence, First Saturday Art Crawl in Nashville, a Tuesday farmer's market in nearby Hampshire, the Farm market day (first intentional community) third saturday, bi-weekly art chats about your work, a few movie nights and group dinners. Transportation for the group activities will be provided.

It is expected that everyone would arrive on the 1st of May and depart on or about May 31. A complimentary Forest Therapy walk is included in the first few days of the residency term.

GIVE BACK COMPONENT: It is expected that each participant will leave a piece of themselves behind with something you have created during the residency or donating to the ambience of the program. Additionally, for the low residency rate it is expected that each participant contribute approximately 45 - 60 minutes a day on the care and maintenance of the facility including, but not limited to, cleaning as you go in the kitchen and other communal spaces and private quarters, and projects on the land that could include tending to the garden and possibly helping with clearing trails in the forest or bamboo grove and other potential outdoorsy things yet to be determined and based on interest/ability. This is explained in more detail in the artist contract.

 

HOUSING & WORKSPACE:
Lemon Lodge features the following room options:

  •     Private rooms: Full size bed (shared bath) max 1 occupant, King with Twin (ensuite) max 2 occupants
  •     Dorm: loft which will be available for up to 3 with shared bath on main floor.

You'll have access to the kitchen and communal areas inside and outside. The donkeys live in the back of the house in several donkey corrals. Studio or workspace will be assigned based on medium and other needs. Priority in application will be given to the final 6 with a variety of disciplines to fit the studio space available.

NOT INCLUDED: Transportation to and from the camp, Food, Personal supplies, insurance,

 

GENERAL RULES & POLICIES TO CONSIDER BEFORE APPLYING:
It is hoped that the pandemic will be in the rear view mirror, but it is still important to maintain our health. You may be asked your vaccination status and possibly to take rapid test if needed.

Limited use of alcohol and no drugs. This is not party central. Please refrain from inappropriate fraternization with other participants. Additional rules outlined in the contract. No guests allowed during this May residency. Artist couples may apply together and stay in the King ensuite.

 

RESIDENCY FEES: includes additional transportation for group activities

security deposit = $250, $75 is non-refundable ($25 application fee goes towards non-refundable portion of the deposit)
 

Full Size Private Room/Shared Bath = $375
King Size with Twin Private Room/Private Bath = $450/single, $550/double
Dorm Loft / Shared Bath (3 spots) = $300

Deadline
Residency Length
7 days - 12 months
Languages
English
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
5
Collaborative Residency
May apply as a team
Discipline
Drawing
Interdisciplinary Arts
Mixed Media
Painting
Sculpture
Visual Arts
Book Arts
Ceramics/Clay Arts/Pottery
Installation Arts
Criticism
Fiction
Journalism
Literary Nonfiction
Literature
New Genres
Nonfiction
Playwriting
Poetry
Screenwriting
Translation
Writing
Acting
Choreography
Performance Art
Theater
Digital Media
Documentary
Electronic Arts
Film
Moving Image
Multimedia Arts
Photography
Graphic Design
Illustration
Architecture
Environmental Arts
Landscape Architecture
Public Art
Social Practice
Storytelling
Biology
Ecology
Environmentalism/Conservation
Science
Art Conservation
Art Education
Art History
Philosophy
Companions
Pets (Non-service animals)
Country of Residence
Open to artists based anywhere in the world
Stage of Career
Any stage of career
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
Donate a work of art
Participate in open studio with fellow residents
Other
Meals Provided
Residents have access to shared kitchen
No meals are provided
Studios/Special Equipment
Shared Studios
Electric Wheels
Electric Kiln
Washer And Dryer
Bandsaw
Type of Housing
Private bedroom in a shared housing facility on campus
Shared bedroom
Number of Artists Accepted in Most Current Year
30
Total Applicant Pool in Most Current Year
60
Artist Stipend
0
US Dollar (USD)
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
0
US Dollar (USD)
Residency Fees
Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
0
US Dollar (USD)
Application Fee
25
US Dollar (USD)
Application Type
Open application