Loghaven Artist Residency's McDonough House

Loghaven Artist Residency's McDonough House

Interior of the McDonough House showing a dining room table, library, fireplace

Interior of the McDonough House showing a dining room table, library, fireplace

Exterior of two artist cabins

Exterior of two artist cabins

Living room in Cabin 900 showing a couch, two chairs, fireplace and other furnishings

Living room in Cabin 900 showing a couch, two chairs, fireplace and other furnishings

Exterior of Performing Arts Studio and Visual Arts Studio

Exterior of Performing Arts Studio and Visual Arts Studio

Interior of Performing Arts Studio showing mirrors and dance bar

Interior of Performing Arts Studio showing mirrors and dance bar

Interior of Visual Arts Studio showing comoputer, easel, and press

Interior of Visual Arts Studio showing comoputer, easel, and press

Loghaven Artist Residency

Knoxville, TN, United States

Loghaven is dedicated to supporting artists with all of the resources needed to create innovative new work. To us, this means not only providing time and space and an inspiring setting; it means financial support. We believe artists should be compensated for their time and their contribution to society. Thus, in addition to underwriting the cost of room and board for the duration of the visit, Loghaven provides a weekly living stipend, travel subsidy, and freight reimbursement for materials shipping.

One of Loghaven’s distinguishing features is our desire to cultivate relationships with Fellows that endure beyond their stay. For over eighty years, this cabin community has been home to artists, intellectuals, and entrepreneurs seeking inspiration in beautiful surroundings. It is our heritage. We consider the Fellows to be members of a longstanding community and have put support structures in place to foster their relationship with Loghaven even after they have completed their residency. Alumni/ae are eligible to receive the Loghaven Prize, in addition to participation in future residencies and programs. We engage alumni/ae through personal outreach, marketing initiatives, and relationship building to promote their work and further their careers.

Residency sessions last from two to eight weeks and are process-oriented. Loghaven is a retreat-based residency, and Fellows are not expected to participate in public events unless they choose to do so. If artists are interested in

Contact

1001 Loghaven Drive
Knoxville, TN 37920
United States

Year Founded
2020
Context
Suburban
Rural
Residency Structure
Associated with a foundation
Residency Program Type
Studio-based (with housing)
Retreat
Research
Experiential
Residency Length
2 weeks - 6 weeks
Languages
English
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
6
Collaborative Residency
May apply as a team
Discipline
Drawing
Interdisciplinary Arts
Mixed Media
Painting
Printmaking
Sculpture
Visual Arts
Installation Arts
Paper Arts
Fiction
Journalism
Literary Nonfiction
Literature
New Genres
Nonfiction
Playwriting
Poetry
Screenwriting
Choreography
Dance
Performance Art
Theater
Music
Opera
Symphony
Digital Media
Multimedia Arts
Photography
Sound Art
Illustration
Architecture
Environmental Arts
Public Art
Companions
N/A
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
N/A
How does your residency program support artists?
Opportunity to be in another context
Unstructured time
Unrestricted funding
Art production support
Access to studio space to create new work
Access to equipment, specialized facilities and/or technical support
Access to training on new artistic techniques and/or apprenticeship
Inspiration from natural environment
Opportunities to develop relationships with local or regional artists/arts organizations
Opportunities to collaborate with local or regional artists/arts organizations
Opportunities to collaborate with other artists/residents
Opportunities to develop relationships with other artists/residents
Opportunities for work with the local community
Opportunities to exhibit or perform new work
Additional Eligibility Information

Practicing artists of all backgrounds and at any stage of their career are eligible to apply for a Loghaven residency. International artists and artists currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program are not eligible. Artists must be at least twenty-one years old and live more than 120 miles away from Knoxville. This distance requirement is designed to ensure that artists are able to be fully immersed in their residency experience and can take advantage of the retreat-style environment. Please note that all eligibility requirements must be met at the time of application. Please find more information about applying on Loghaven's Apply page or at our FAQs.

Loghaven provides an $850 weekly living stipend for art supplies and other expenses associated with completing the residency, a travel subsidy on a sliding scale from $400 to $800, and up to $200 in reimbursement for materials shipping.

Number of Artists Accepted in Most Current Year
26
Total Applicant Pool in Most Current Year
915
Artist Stipend
850
US Dollar (USD)
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
400
US Dollar (USD)
200
US Dollar (USD)
Residency Fees
0
US Dollar (USD)
Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
0
US Dollar (USD)
Application Fee
20
US Dollar (USD)
Application Type
Open application
What does your program provide during the residency experience?
Pre-orientation
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
Materials in large print
Assistive listening devices
Contact info for accessibility requests for event/programming
Is your campus wheelchair accessible?
Partially Accessible
Additional Accessibility Information

Staff can provide residents with a comprehensive guide to accessibility on campus prior to arrival and answer any additional questions. The communal McDonough House is fully accessible. The Performing Arts Studio, Visual Arts Studio, and 909 Cabin are ADA compliant. Trails on campus are both tar and chip and mulched and are not accessible.

Caregiver/Aide/PCA
Housing available on campus
Case by case consideration by staff
Accessibility Contact Name
Sarah Swinford
Accessibility Contact Email
info@loghaven.org
How much of the residency experience can artists with limited mobility participate?

Most residents with limited mobility will be able to access the 909 Cabin, Studios, and communal buildings fully to particulate in the program. The four other Depression-era cabins on the property are not accessible. Staff would work with residents on a case-by-base basis to discuss transportation between spaces on the trails and paths that are not accessible.

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

Four of the rehabilitated Depression-era cabins on the property are not accessible. The tar and chip and mulched trails are not accessible.

Type of Housing
Private housing on campus (individual apartment/cabin/house)
Accessible Housing
ADA Compliant
Housing for Companion And/or Caregivers
Case by case consideration
Accessible Communal Spaces
Universally designed
Common/Communal Spaces Information

The McDonough House communal building is fully accessible. The 909 Cabin, Performing Arts Studio, and Visual Arts Studio are ADA compliant. Staff can provide a packet detailing this building and all other accessible buildings in advance of arrival.

Additional Housing Information
Access to laundry in housing
WIFI available in housing
Housekeeping services
Air Conditioned Housing
Heat and Cool control managed by resident
Meals Provided
Some meals (at least 2 meals provided)
Groceries provided for residents to prepare their own meals
Residents have access to private kitchen
Additional Meals Information
Vegan meal options can be requested
Vegetarian meal options can be requested
Gluten-free meal options can be requested
Kosher and halal options can be requested
Food allergies and restrictions can be accommodated
Computer/Internet Access
Computer and internet connection provided in common area (shared)
Wireless Internet (WIFI)
Ethernet provided in common area
Studios/Facilities Details

The Performing Arts Studio has an 860-square-foot sprung floor, a sound system, and an abundance of natural light.

The 860-square-foot Visual Arts Studio has both natural and directional light, a scanner, large-format printer, an iMac outfitted with Adobe Suite 5 and Final Cut Pro, taborets, pedestals, homasote panels, easels, drop cloths, basic toolboxes, a separate wet area with oversized sink and exhaust, an enlarged loading door, and a 60-inch Takach etching press.

The Multidisciplinary Studio in the McDonough House is 670 square feet and includes a Steinway 1098, a digital projector, a separate wet area with darkroom sink and exhaust, and a professionally-designed audiovisual and acoustics system.

Studios/Special Equipment
Private Studios
Exhibition / Installation Space
Dance Studio With Sprung Floor
Piano
Large Format Printer / Plotter
Large Format Scanner
Photo + Video Editing Suite
Music/Media Studio Non-recording
Painting Workspace (Oil)
Easels
Printmaking Workspaces
Etching Press
Drying Racks
Paper Soaking Sinks
Large Sinks
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
ADA Compliant
Studio Support/Tech
Studio support provided by staff
Studios/facilities Details
Air Conditioned
Heat and Cool control access