DONKEYS & Friendsgiving 2024 Cohort

Friendsgiving! 

You have the desire and need for a residency, but limited time options while you balance your creative projects with personal and business commitments. Apply today for a Friendsgiving escape to this lovely place where you can spend as much time on your creative work as well as interacting with the 15 cute, joyful, and fascinating donkeys - mostly miniatures. They want to be your friends!

Thanksgiving in 2024 is in the final week of November. Options include that one week, two weeks (arrive the week before or stay a week later), or 3 weeks in some configuration. The new moon is November 30. The air is fresh this time of year and the sun sets early allowing you to hunker down. Be inspired by the natural world and the possibly starry skies, this is a prime time to coordinate your creative intentions.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, so if this time is ideal for you then don't wait until the posted deadline of August 23rd. Applications will be accepted until all spots are filled or no later than November 1.

Farm stay scholarship slots are limited for this time period. If you are interested in a more immersive experience contributing 6 hours a week (for one or two weeks) in fall projects yet to be determined, please note on the application and apply sooner than later for best option.

Maximum spots available - 8 - each with a private room (shared bath or ensuites). Bring a creative friend and choose one of the three ensuites as a double occupancy (participant count could increase based on this). We'll have a group Forest Therapy walk on Friday. With at least a few participants, there's opportunity for social interactions including brief presentations about your work.

Residency Fee includes one group meal per week. Friendsgiving will be included as that week's meal, but may be non-traditional in the menu plan - usually vegetarian, pescatarian, and gluten-free emphasis rather than traditional turkey and stuffing. Each person may be asked to help out in some way before or after the meal.

No pets allowed besides service animals for this cohort time period.

Deadline
Residency Length
1 week - 3 weeks
Languages
English
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
5
Collaborative Residency
May apply as a team
Discipline
Acting
Architecture
Art Conservation
Art Education
Art History
Biology
Book Arts
Choreography
Criticism
Digital Media
Documentary
Drawing
Ecology
Electronic Arts
Environmental Arts
Environmentalism/Conservation
Fiction
Film
Fine Metals/Jewelry
Graphic Design
Illustration
Installation Arts
Interdisciplinary Arts
Journalism
Landscape Architecture
Literature
Literary Nonfiction
Mixed Media
Moving Image
Multimedia Arts
New Genres
Nonfiction
Painting
Paper Arts
Performance Art
Philosophy
Photography
Playwriting
Poetry
Public Art
Science
Screenwriting
Sculpture
Social Practice
Storytelling
Textile & Fiber Arts/Weaving
Theater
Translation
Visual Arts
Writing
Companions
Pets are not allowed
Pets (Non-service animals)
Family Friendly
N/A
Stage of Career
Any stage of career
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
Other
Accessible Housing
Inaccessible
Meals Provided
Some meals (at least 2 meals provided)
Residents have access to shared kitchen
Studios/Special Equipment
Private Studios
Shared Studios
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
Partially Accessible (50% or more)
Inaccessible
Type of Housing
Private bedroom in a shared housing facility on campus
Shared bedroom
Additional Eligibility Information

Let your creativity FLOW LIKE THE BUFFALO river on the edge of our acreage. Applicants with nature as their muse, inspiration, or collaborator will receive priority.

Individuals must be able to let the normal world and lifestyle go during your stay and it is encouraged that you utilize the time and access to the benefits of being away from contemporary society. If you cannot go a day without your favorite coffee shop visit, have fast food on the brain, or need lots of people around to function, this is not the place for you.

Be prepared for a different sense of time here and your project goals may actually go faster because you don't have your normal life distractions. Please review the policies and other information about the place on the main website www.sarasvati.space including a blog about past participants.

Number of Artists Accepted in Most Current Year
5
Total Applicant Pool in Most Current Year
20
Artist Stipend
0
US Dollar (USD)
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
0
US Dollar (USD)
Residency Fees
Fee Details

Please visit https://www.sarasvati.space/residency-overview for the most up to date information on rooms and residency fees. 

Program fee starts at $450 and is based on the weeks of the residency term.  The lodging fee ranges between $250 and $850 depending on length of stay and room choice.

Farm stay scholarship is a work exchange experience that goes towards the total value of your residency term.

Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
0
US Dollar (USD)
Grant/Scholarship/Other Funding Support Details

Ask about the farm stay scholarship in your application.

Application Fee
21
US Dollar (USD)
Application Type
Open application