Robert Rauschenberg Foundation: Application by Invitation

Associated Residency Program

In 2012, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation initiated a multidisciplinary residency program on the site of Rauschenberg's former home and studio in Captiva, Florida. Inspired by Rauschenberg's early years at Black Mountain College where an artistic community brought out elements central to his art: exploration and collaboration, the residency advances new work, extends practices into diverse mediums, and serves as a research and development lab. It fosters the ideal that artistic practice advances mutual understanding.

 

The Rauschenberg Residency serves over ~100 emerging and established artists + scholars annually through five-week residencies.  The 20-acre site that spans the island from the Gulf of Mexico to Pine Island Sound stimulates cross-disciplinary collaborations, as well as engenders a focus on the conservation of a sensitive and pristine environment and integration with local surroundings.  The residency supports risk-taking, experimentation and innovation.

 

Although there are few expectations or requirements, the Rauschenberg Residency aspires to nurture and support the creative spirit, which can be realized only in an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect. The Foundation has a zero tolerance discrimination policy and is deeply committed to fostering a culture of inclusion and equal opportunity for all persons.

Residency Length
5 weeks - 5 weeks
Languages
English
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
12
Collaborative Residency
May apply as a team
Discipline
Drawing
Interdisciplinary Arts
Mixed Media
Painting
Printmaking
Sculpture
Visual Arts
Blacksmithing
Book Arts
Ceramics/Clay Arts/Pottery
Costume/Fashion Design
Digital Fabrication
Installation Arts
Paper Arts
Textile & Fiber Arts/Weaving
Woodworking
Criticism
Fiction
Journalism
Literary Nonfiction
Literature
New Genres
Nonfiction
Playwriting
Poetry
Screenwriting
Translation
Writing
Acting
Choreography
Dance
Performance Art
Theater
Music
Opera
Symphony
Animation
Computing
Digital Media
Documentary
Electronic Arts
Film
Multimedia Arts
Photography
Sound Art
Graphic Design
Illustration
Environmental Arts
Social Practice
Storytelling
Biology
Ecology
Environmentalism/Conservation
Science
Art Conservation
Art Education
Art History
History
Mathematics
Philosophy
Companions
Pets (Non-service animals)
Country of Residence
Open to artists based anywhere in the world
Family Friendly
Spouses/partners allowed for full stay (non-collaborators)
Children allowed for full stay
Stage of Career
Any stage of career
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
N/A
Other
Accessible Housing
ADA Compliant
Meals Provided
All meals
Groceries provided for residents to prepare their own meals
Residents have access to shared kitchen
Residents have access to private kitchen
Studios/Special Equipment
Private Studios
Shared Studios
Dedicated Studio/Shop Technicians - Full Time
Dedicated Studio/Shop Technicians - Part Time
Exhibition / Installation Space
Performance/Presentation Facilities
Dance Studio With Sprung Floor
Piano
Ceramics Workspace
Electric Wheels
Slab Roller
Raku Kiln
Electric Kiln
Glass Casting
Dedicated Metal Shop
Plasma Cutter
Heavy Metals / Blacksmithing
Fine Metals / Jewelry Making
Anvils, Stakes + Hammers
Soldering Workspace
Gas/Oxy Torches
Soldering Picks+Tweezers
Bench Grinder
Darkroom (Black And White)
Large Format Printer / Plotter
Film Scanner
Printers + Scanner
Photo + Video Editing Suite
Music/Media Studio Non-recording
Music/Media/Recording Facilities
Painting Workspace (Oil)
Easels
Printmaking Workspaces
Etching Press
Glass Inking Table
Drying Racks
Hot Plates
Metal Plate Shear
Paper Soaking Sinks
Paper Tearing Table
Silkscreen Studio
Lithography Studio
Light Tables
Large Sinks
Large Exposure Unit
Washout Room
Textiles Workspace
Fiber Arts Workspace
Dye Area
Hooded Dye Mixing Station
Well-ventilated Spray Room
Washer And Dryer
Dedicated Wood Shop
Woodworking Tools
Tablesaw
Bandsaw
Router Table
Jointer
Planer
Wood Vises And Wood Working Table
Other
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
ADA Compliant
Type of Housing
Private bedroom in a shared housing facility on campus
Number of Artists Accepted in Most Current Year
85
Total Applicant Pool in Most Current Year
90
Artist Stipend
3000
US Dollar (USD)
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
Residency Fees
Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
Application Fee
Application Type
Application by invitation only