Oak Spring Garden Foundation: Interdisciplinary Residency Program - 2023

Associated Residency Program

The Interdisciplinary Residency program is our flagship residency program – started in 2021, we plan to award about 32 Interdisciplinary Residencies annually. Each Interdisciplinary Residency session is designed to support residents who might be: artists, conservation practitioners, researchers, scholars, scientists or writers who are pursuing work inspired by plants, gardens and landscapes. The goal of this program is to provide individuals with the time and space to pursue their own creative projects alongside other residents who may be examining the natural world from different perspectives. By working side by side in a supportive environment, we hope that our residents might experience cross-disciplinary or interdisciplinary inspiration.

This program strikes a balance between providing residents the opportunity to socialize with other residents, as well as ample time to work independently. The only requirement of residents is that they attend and help clean-up approximately 3 provided meals per week. Beyond the weekly meals, we trust our residents to use their time as they see best fit, and there will generally be a few optional weekly activities for residents to participate in.

Residents are not required to make work that addresses our site specifically, although we often find that residents who use their time for research and inspiration, are most satisfied with this residency experience.

Deadline
Residency Length
2 weeks - 5 weeks
Languages
English
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
8
Collaborative Residency
Must apply and be accepted individually
Discipline
Drawing
Interdisciplinary Arts
Mixed Media
Painting
Printmaking
Sculpture
Visual Arts
Book Arts
Installation Arts
Paper Arts
Textile & Fiber Arts/Weaving
Woodworking
Fiction
Journalism
Literary Nonfiction
Literature
New Genres
Nonfiction
Playwriting
Poetry
Screenwriting
Choreography
Dance
Music
Documentary
Film
Moving Image
Photography
Environmental Arts
Landscape Architecture
Biology
Ecology
Environmentalism/Conservation
Science
Art Conservation
Art History
History
Companions
N/A
Country of Residence
Open to artists based anywhere in the world
Family Friendly
N/A
Stage of Career
Any stage of career
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
Participate in open studio with fellow residents
Other
Accessible Housing
Inaccessible
Meals Provided
Some meals (at least 2 meals provided)
Residents have access to shared kitchen
Studios/Special Equipment
Private Studios
Easels
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
Inaccessible
Type of Housing
Private bedroom in a shared housing facility on campus
Additional Eligibility Information

We recognize that individuals may be at different stages in their lives when they arrive at a point where a dedicated period of focused activity may be helpful for their work. There is no expectation that residents be at a particular point in their career to apply for this residency. We do, however, expect that residents be considerate, able to live with a housemate who might be in a different stage than themselves, and residents must be interested in interacting with the other members of their cohort, as well as other program participants who might be at OSGF.

We do not allow pets of overnight visitors during the residency. Residents must arrive on the first day of the program, and depart on the last day of the program.

Residents are carefully selected by a multi-round review process in which OSGF staff, residency alumni, and external jurors review and score applications. Residents are ultimately selected by panels of external reviewers, who are established and working in fields or practices relevant to the OSGF mission. The primary criteria for scoring applicants include: an applicant’s current work’s relationship to the OSGF mission; potential of applicant; and quality of work samples.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unfortunately not able to provide individualized feedback to applicants who are not selected for a residency.

Number of Artists Accepted in Most Current Year
35
Total Applicant Pool in Most Current Year
500
Artist Stipend
0
US Dollar (USD)
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
0
US Dollar (USD)
Residency Fees
0
US Dollar (USD)
Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
500
US Dollar (USD)
Grant/Scholarship/Other Funding Support Details

Individuals selected for a 5-week residency receive a $2,000 individual grant, and individuals selected for a 2-week residency receive a $800 individual grant.

Application Fee
0
US Dollar (USD)
Application Type
Open application