Wassaic Project 2023-2024 Programming Fellow Open Call

Associated Residency Program


The Wassaic Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, uses art and arts education to foster positive social change. We nurture connections between our artists and our neighbors facilitating a mutual broadening of perspectives and respect across economic and cultural boundaries.


The Wassaic Project envisions a community in the Hamlet of Wassaic and its surrounding region that is socially inclusive, generous, cooperative, and economically vibrant.  

We engage in a collaborative effort with members of our community to develop programs that are creative, experimental, and accessible across the economic spectrum.

We strive to be actively anti-racist and to have diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility as an integral part of our programs and initiatives. We will continually evaluate, solicit feedback, and evolve our efforts to ensure their effectiveness.

We build local pride and community vitality by an informed sense of the past and a clear, contemporary, innovative, and compassionate look toward the future.

We foster the youth in our community and help them realize their full potential.  

We aim to be financially stable with a creative staff and multiple partners — nonprofit, public, and private.

It is our hope that the work that we do in Wassaic will be shared nationwide and serve as a toolkit for community revitalization through the arts and the spirit of generosity. Above all else, we honor and respect our community.


Residency Length
6 months - 2 years
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
Collaborative Residency
Interdisciplinary Arts
Mixed Media
Visual Arts
Book Arts
Ceramics/Clay Arts/Pottery
Costume/Fashion Design
Digital Fabrication
Fine Metals/Jewelry
Installation Arts
Paper Arts
Textile & Fiber Arts/Weaving
Literary Nonfiction
New Genres
Performance Art
Augmented Reality
Digital Media
Electronic Arts
Moving Image
Multimedia Arts
Sound Art
TV + Radio
Virtual Reality
Graphic Design
Environmental Arts
Public Art
Social Practice
Pets (Non-service animals)
Country of Residence
Open to artists based anywhere in the world
Family Friendly
Residents granted leave during residency
Spouses/partners allowed for full stay (non-collaborators)
Children allowed for full stay
Childcare stipend provided
Stage of Career
Any stage of career
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
Participate in public programming
Participate in open studio with fellow residents
Give artist talk or presentation
Accessible Housing
Meals Provided
Residents have access to shared kitchen
No meals are provided
Studios/Special Equipment
Private Studios
Dedicated Studio/Shop Technicians - Part Time
Exhibition / Installation Space
Ceramics Workspace
Electric Kiln
Painting Workspace (Oil)
Printmaking Workspaces
Drying Racks
Silkscreen Studio
Large Exposure Unit
Washout Room
Dedicated Wood Shop
Woodworking Tools
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
Type of Housing
Private housing on campus (individual apartment/cabin/house)
Private bedroom in a shared housing facility on campus
Additional Eligibility Information

The Wassaic Project is looking for a 2023-24 Programming Fellow!

Job Description:

Our Programming Fellow works alongside our Director of Artistic Programming on our exhibitions, artist residency program, summer and winter benefits, and public programming — including our annual Haunted Mill in October, summer block parties, and other seasonal events. Our Programming Fellow also helps evaluate our existing programming and workshop new programs. We expect our programming to continue to grow in the next few years, and we’re always looking to refine the ways we already support our artists and community. Preference will be given to those with experience in exhibitions and/or programming and who have an artistic practice (visual or otherwise) of their own. The Wassaic Project is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage candidates from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds to apply.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Assisting and supporting 2 major exhibitions, as well as additional artist projects.  This may include building walls, pedestals, hanging artwork, painting walls, packing artwork for shipment, transporting artwork, etc.
  • The major exhibitions include: our annual Summer Exhibition from May - September (install: April/May, deinstall: Sept/October), and our Winter Exhibition from December - March (install: November, deinstall: March/April).
  • Assisting and supporting our year-round artist residency program. 

Key Characteristics:

  • A connector and team player: someone who is comfortable working closely with a wide variety of people and finding ways for them to collaborate and communicate.
  • An excellent facilitator and organizer who can assess the skills of others and assign tasks accordingly.
  • Flexible working style and ability to remain calm in an active and decentralized office.
  • Energetic and positive, with a good sense of humor and passion for improving the lives of others through the arts.
  • A strong interest in joining the Wassaic Project community.

Compensation / Expectation:

  • Start date: October 1, 2023
  • Duration: One year position (negotiable for longer)
  • Expectation: ~30 hours/week, full time in Wassaic in-office/on-site
  • Availability and attendance at all public events, including weekends
  • Compensation: $1500/month
  • Housing provided on-site (shared house with two additional Wassaic Project fellows)
  • Semi-private studio space (will change seasonally)
  • Access to Wassaic Project facilities including our wood shop, kiln, and print shop (seasonal)
  • Participation in our studio visits program

Health Insurance is not offered. 

To Apply:

  • Application opens: February 1, 2023
  • Deadline to apply: April 3, 2023
  • Cover letter (300 words max): What makes you an ideal candidate? What do you hope to get out of this experience? What questions do you have for us?
  • Resume/CV (2 pages max)
  • Two professional references (including email and phone numbers)
  • 5 images and corresponding info if you are a visual/performing artist


Please email will@wassaicproject.org with any questions and please put “Programming Fellow 2023” in the subject line. 


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