For over 55 years, Peninsula School of Art has supported the advancement of visual artists’ careers, the creative process, and the development of new work. Originally a seasonal destination for artists and educators to make, exchange ideas, and collaborate, PenArt has evolved into a national arts hub; working with a growing audience through innovative workshops, exhibitions, and public programs. With such value placed on taking risks and pursuing new directions throughout our history, we are thrilled to expand our support of the artists of today through our Artists-in-Residence Program.
Designed for artists of all career stages, the Artists-in-Residence Program is an immersive studio experience awarded to six individuals each year. The program prioritizes time and space for residents to engage fully in their creative practice, experiment, and pursue new projects and ideas. In an environment that encourages contemplation, experimentation, and exchange, this program is invested in new modes of thinking and working in the field of visual art.
- Six-week residency sessions
- Two artists-in-residence at a time
- 24-hour access to 500 square foot, semi-private workspace in our new Madeline Tourtelot Studio Building.
- Access to printmaking, digital, metals, and ceramics studios and equipment.
- Private bedroom in shared, fully furnished Resident House located directly across the street.
- One-hour studio visit with session's Visiting Critic
PO Box 304
Fish Creek, WI 54212
Residency Program Information
Residency Program Summary
- Artists must be at least 21 years of age.
- Artists may not be enrolled in a degree granting program at the time of the residency.
- Artists of all visual arts disciplines and career levels are eligible to apply.
- Small collaborative teams are eligible to apply. Please note, if selected, PenArt is only able to accommodate two members of a collaborative team to live on-site and participate in the residency.
- Participation requires proof of full COVID-19 vaccination.
The actual cost of supporting an artist for six weeks is $3,600. Thanks to the generous support of donors and granting organizations, the artist’s contribution for an individual residency is $750.
A select number of the six residencies are fully funded fellowships awarded by the selection panel. Please indicate your interest in being considered for funding on the application.
The main building of Peninsula School of Art, which houses our offices, gallery, and studios, is ADA compliant. The main front door is automated and the floors throughout the building are sealed concrete. Some studio equipment may require accommodation. The Resident House is single story, however there are two steps to enter the house and the bathrooms are not ADA compliant. The route between the house and main building has uneven surfaces. If you have access needs not addressed here, contact us and we'll work with you to support them.
Service animals are welcome.
The Resident House is not barrier free and other housing accommodations would need to be made. PenArt will make every effort possible to assist in that process. The main building, which houses the studios, gallery, and offices, is ADA compliant. Some studio equipment may require accommodation, such as potter's wheels, printmaking presses, and bench tools.
The Resident House is single story, however there are two steps to enter the house and the bathrooms are not ADA compliant. In the main building, some studio equipment may require accommodation, such as potter's wheels, printmaking presses, and bench tools. There is one second-floor space in the main building, which is presently used as a library and storage area. This space is only accessible by stairs.
Housing & Accomodation
Artists stay in the Resident House located directly across the street from the Peninsula School of Art campus. Each artist has a private bedroom furnished with a queen-sized bed*, nightstand, small desk, chair, and closet. Bed linens and a comforter are provided. The bathroom is shared. Towels, soap, shampoo, and conditioner are provided. The kitchen is fully equipped with a full-size refrigerator, electric stove and oven, dishwasher, basic coffeemaker, and toaster, and stocked with pots, pans, baking sheets and dishes, basic cooking utensils, plates, bowls, flatware, cups, mugs, and food storage containers. The living room features a couch, chairs, AppleTV, and dining table and chairs. A washer and dryer is available. Detergent is provided. The Residency House is outfitted with WiFi. Parking is available at the Resident House and PenArt parking lot.
*Two-person collaborative teams share a room with the option of a queen-sized bed or two twin beds.
Studio & Facilities
Individual Studio Space
The studio environment is specifically designed for residents to pursue interdisciplinary projects. Residents have 24-hour access to 500+ square foot, semi-private workspaces filled with natural light. Each space is equipped with large tables, chairs, ample wall space, and, if needed, heavy-duty easels.
Common Studio Spaces
After an orientation, residents may access printmaking, digital , metals, and ceramics studios in the main building. Shop fees for consumables are charged by usage.
- Printmaking Studio - Graphic Chemical etching press (bed size - 18" wide, 48" long), Vastex E-200 LED exposure unit with vacuum frame (exposure area - 21" wide, 28" high"), Stanley power washer, silkscreens in 110 and 173 mesh count, and all related printmaking tools.
- Digital Studio - Epson SureColor P5000 with UltraChrome pigment inks (up to 17" wide sheet or roll), continuous light kit, backdrop, and Dukane LCD Image Pro projector.
- Metals Studio - Silver Smith torch tank sets with acetylene gas, Foredom flex shafts, Bonny Doon hydraulic press, Durston rolling mill, W&W dust proof grinding and polishing motor set, guillotine shear, DBL polishing tumblers, Delta drill press, Delta belt sander and disc sander, Electric grinders, Paragon enamel kilns, and extensive inventory of hand tools for forging, metalsmithing, and enameling.
- Ceramics Studio - Bartlett electric kiln (22" deep, 26" wide, maximum temp of cone 10), Pacifica electric wheels, extruder, slab roller, and wide inventory of underglazes and glazes.