Loghaven Artist Residency
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
1001 Loghaven Drive
Knoxville, TN 37920
Residency Program Information
Residency Program Summary
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.
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.
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.
Four of the rehabilitated Depression-era cabins on the property are not accessible. The tar and chip and mulched trails are not accessible.
Housing & Accomodation
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.
Studio & Facilities
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.