Front of Peninsula School Art campus in winter. Photo Credit: xoMe Studio

Front of Peninsula School Art campus in winter. Photo Credit: xoMe Studio

Back of Peninsula School of Art campus in winter. Photo Credit: xoMe Studio

Back of Peninsula School of Art campus in winter. Photo Credit: xoMe Studio

Artists-in-Residence Studio Building in winter. Photo Credit: xoMe Studio

Artists-in-Residence Studio Building in winter. Photo Credit: xoMe Studio

Interior of Artists-in-Residence Studio Building showing semi-private workspaces. Photo Credit: xoMe Studio

Interior of Artists-in-Residence Studio Building showing semi-private workspaces. Photo Credit: xoMe Studio

Artist-in-Residence working on variety of abstract paintings and collages on studio wall. Photo Credit: xoMe Studio

Artist-in-Residence working on variety of abstract paintings and collages on studio wall. Photo Credit: xoMe Studio

Artist-in-Residence working in their studio on 2D work. Photo Credit: xoMe Studio

Artist-in-Residence working in their studio on 2D work. Photo Credit: xoMe Studio

Artist-in-Residence working at sewing machine. Photo Credit: xoMe Studio

Artist-in-Residence working at sewing machine. Photo Credit: xoMe Studio

Artists-in-Residence working in the studio. Photo Credit: xoMe Studio

Artists-in-Residence working in the studio. Photo Credit: xoMe Studio

Artists-in-Residence Program

Fish Creek, WI, United States

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.

Residency Details

  • 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
Contact

PO Box 304
Fish Creek, WI 54212
United States

Year Founded
2022
Context
Rural
Residency Structure
Embedded in an arts or cultural organization (including theater + gallery)
Embedded in a craft school
Residency Program Type
Studio-based (with housing)
Residency Length
6 weeks - 6 weeks
Languages
English
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
2
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
Fine Metals/Jewelry
Installation Arts
Paper Arts
Textile & Fiber Arts/Weaving
Performance Art
Digital Media
Multimedia Arts
Photography
Illustration
Companions
Pets are not allowed
Country of Residence
Only open to artists based in country the program is located
Family Friendly
N/A
Stage of Career
Any stage of career
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
Participate in open studio with fellow residents
Give artist talk or presentation
How does your residency program support artists?
Opportunity to be in another context
Unstructured time
Access to studio space to create new work
Access to equipment, specialized facilities and/or technical support
Inspiration from natural environment
Opportunities to develop relationships with local or regional artists/arts organizations
Opportunities to develop relationships with other artists/residents
Additional Eligibility Information

Eligibility

  • 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.
Number of Artists Accepted in Most Current Year
6
Total Applicant Pool in Most Current Year
75
Artist Stipend
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
Residency Fees
750
US Dollar (USD)
Fee Details

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.

Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
750
US Dollar (USD)
Grant/Scholarship/Other Funding Support Details

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.

Application Fee
35
US Dollar (USD)
Application Type
Open application
What does your program provide during the residency experience?
Manual / handbook before arrival
Communication before arrival to discuss accommodations, medical conditions, or other health needs
Orientation upon arrival
Contact information and available accommodations for programs, events, and campus
Full description of accessibility on campus
Links to resources, effective practices, grievance procedures, etc.
Accessible seating
Staff/volunteer reading information aloud
Staff/volunteer giving directions
Staff/volunteer providing guidance to help locate facilities or activities
Contact info for accessibility requests for event/programming
Is your campus wheelchair accessible?
Partially Accessible
Additional Accessibility Information

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.

Caregiver/Aide/PCA
No housing accommodations available
Accessibility Contact Name
Elysia Michaelsen
Accessibility Contact Email
workshop@peninsulaschoolofart.org
Accessibility Contact Phone Number
Other Services/Aids Offered in Residency + Other Programming

Service animals are welcome.

How much of the residency experience can artists with limited mobility participate?

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.

Please briefly describe the facilities and areas of the campus that are NOT accessible.

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.

Type of Housing
Private bedroom in a shared housing facility on campus
Accessible Housing
Inaccessible
Housing for Companion And/or Caregivers
No housing accommodations available
Accessible Communal Spaces
Inaccessible
Common/Communal Spaces Information

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.

Additional Housing Information
Access to laundry in housing
WIFI available in housing
Heat and Cool control managed by resident
Meals Provided
Residents have access to shared kitchen
No meals are provided
Additional Meals Information
N/A
Computer/Internet Access
Wireless Internet (WIFI)
Studios/Facilities Details

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.
Studios/Special Equipment
Private Studios
Ceramics Workspace
Electric Wheels
Slab Roller
Electric Kiln
Dedicated Metal Shop
Fine Metals / Jewelry Making
Jeweler’s Bench
Anvils, Stakes + Hammers
Hydraulic Press
Soldering Workspace
Acetylene/Air Torches
Soldering Picks+Tweezers
Solderite Boards
Bench Grinder
Buffing Machine
Enameling Kilns
Painting Workspace (Oil)
Easels
Drawing Benches
Printmaking Workspaces
Etching Press
Drying Racks
Silkscreen Studio
Light Tables
Large Sinks
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
ADA Compliant
Studio Support/Tech
Studio/facility orientation provided
Studio support provided by staff
Studios/facilities Details
Air Conditioned