Resident John Gordon Gauld in live/work cottage studio

Resident John Gordon Gauld in live/work cottage studio

Offshore Artists Residency (OAR)

Nantucket, MA, United States

NANTUCKET ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN AND THE ARTS  

OFFSHORE ARTIST RESIDENCY - OAR

We are currently in the midst of a huge transition necessitated by continual flooding ofour Artist’s Residency cottages formerly located at 71 Washington St. After 40 years, we are moving and re-establishing the residencies. When completed OAR will be located a mile from NISDA’s Seaview Farm Art Center in Wauwinet.The Offshore Artist Residency House and Cottages will provide live-in studios to create, work and collaborate.

Located on the island of Nantucket, 30 miles to sea, NISDA’S Offshore Artist Residency welcomes emerging and professional artists and educators in fields including but not limited to: classical photography, painting, ceramics, textiles, writing, music, performance and any alternative projects. NISDA is especially interested in interdisciplinary art, art in the environment and conceptual works and welcomes all cultures and peoples, representing our diverse spectrum of humanity.

OAR is an on-your-own, self-structured experience that provides time and climate for personal renewal.  Artists may create in their live/work studio, at Seaview Farm or engage the island’s sea and landscape.

Contact

PO Box 958
Nantucket, MA 02554
United States

Year Founded
1978
Context
Rural
Remote
Residency Structure
Embedded in an arts or cultural organization (including theater + gallery)
Residency program within a school, college or university
Embedded in historic site
Residency Program Type
Studio-based (with housing)
Retreat
Community-engaged
Curriculum
Research
Experiential
Residency Length
1 week - 6 months
Languages
English
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
8
Collaborative Residency
May apply as a team
Discipline
Drawing
Interdisciplinary Arts
Mixed Media
Painting
Printmaking
Sculpture
Visual Arts
Book Arts
Ceramics/Clay Arts/Pottery
Costume/Fashion Design
Installation Arts
Paper Arts
Textile & Fiber Arts/Weaving
Criticism
Fiction
Journalism
Literary Nonfiction
Literature
New Genres
Nonfiction
Playwriting
Poetry
Screenwriting
Translation
Writing
Acting
Choreography
Dance
Performance Art
Music
Multimedia Arts
Photography
Sound Art
Graphic Design
Illustration
Environmental Arts
Public Art
Storytelling
Ecology
Environmentalism/Conservation
Art Education
Art History
History
Philosophy
Companions
Pets are not allowed
Country of Residence
Open to artists based anywhere in the world
Family Friendly
Spouses/partners allowed for full stay (non-collaborators)
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
Teach in studio
Lead workshop for the public
Lead workshop for fellow residents
Lead a skill share
How does your residency program support artists?
Opportunity to be in another context
Opportunity to travel
Immersion in new culture and/context
Unstructured time
Access to studio space to create new work
Access to equipment, specialized facilities and/or technical support
Inspiration from natural environment
Inspiration from cultural context
Opportunities to develop relationships 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

NISDA is in the midst of Historic Restoration of NISDA's Seaview Farm Studios, and moving the location of our Town Harbor Cottage residences to OAR Offshore Artist Residency at NISDA's Wauwinet Campus, near our Seaview Farm studios. 

Due to COVID, construction and supply chain delays, we project we will be resuming Residencies/Programming in Fall 2022. Contact us to be on the mailing list at islandcolony@nisda.org.

 

Number of Artists Accepted in Most Current Year
12
Total Applicant Pool in Most Current Year
15
Artist Stipend
0
US Dollar (USD)
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
0
US Dollar (USD)
Residency Fees
1280
US Dollar (USD)
Fee Details

Residency fees depend of the size of the cottage/studio and also if additional studio space is desired at the Seaview Farm Studios. Artists have the opportunity to apply for a partial residency exchange fee in the summer months. For each reduction the artist contribution is a lecture, demonstration or workshop. Accommodations and costs range from one-room live-in studios, to large open living & studio spaces. Private kitchenettes and baths are in all cottages with shared laundry on-site.

Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
Grant/Scholarship/Other Funding Support Details

Please contact nisdaartsnantucket@nisda.org for information on reduction of your artist residency fee by your exchange of a lecture, demo or workshop.

Application Fee
30
US Dollar (USD)
Application Type
Open application
What does your program provide during the residency experience?
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
Staff/volunteer giving directions
Staff/volunteer providing guidance to help locate facilities or activities
Is your campus wheelchair accessible?
Partially Accessible
Caregiver/Aide/PCA
Case by case consideration by staff
Accessibility Contact Name
Denese Allen
Accessibility Contact Email
nisdaartsnantucket@nisda.org
Accessibility Contact Phone Number
Other Services/Aids Offered in Residency + Other Programming

Portable ramp available for Seaview Farm Dairy Barn access.

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

At the Residency House there is one accessible live/work studio with kitchenette and bathroom, that is adjacent to the common living, dining room. At Seaview Farm Studios, the Dairy Barn is accessible by portable ramp and the Ceramics Long Shed Studios are accessible across a lawn with a slight grade.

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

Seaview Farm is a historic converted Dairy Barn and the upper level administrative offices of the building are not accessible.Administrative staff meets artists at the front barn door entrance at ground level. First floor studio spaces are accessible by a portable ramp.

 

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

We have one accessible living/studio with accessible kitchenette and bathroom, that is accessible to the common living, dining room. At Seaview Farm, the Dairy Barn is accessible with portable ramp and Ceramics in the Long Shed are accessible.

Seaview Farm is a historic converted Dairy Barn with administrative offices located on the second floor and are not accessible. Administrative staff meets artists at the barn door entrance.

Additional Housing Information
WIFI available in housing
Other
Meals Provided
Residents have access to shared kitchen
Residents have access to private kitchen
No meals are provided
Additional Meals Information
N/A
Computer/Internet Access
Wireless Internet (WIFI)
Studios/Facilities Details

Most artists live/work in their OAR studios. Studios described at our Seaview Farm are one mile down the road and are available for additional studio space in fall, winter and spring. During the summer some opportunity for the use of the clay and photography studios may be accommodated. Additional fees apply.

Studios/Special Equipment
Private Studios
Shared Studios
Exhibition / Installation Space
Performance/Presentation Facilities
Ceramics Workspace
Electric Wheels
Electric Kiln
Darkroom (Black And White)
Easels
Drying Racks
Hot Plates
Light Tables
Large Sinks
Textiles Workspace
Fiber Arts Workspace
Dye Area
Padded Screen Print Tables
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
Partially Accessible (50% or more)
Studio Support/Tech
Studio/facility orientation provided
Studio support provided by staff
Additional Studio Information

At Seaview Farm Studios, the Dairy Barn is accessible by portable ramp and the Ceramics Long Shed Studios are accessible across a lawn with a slight grade.