New England offers many unique and wonderful artist in residency programs for every imaginable creator and artist out there. From coastal retreats to urban workshops you will find it all here. Below is growing list of AIR Programs, be sure to check back from time to time as the list is always getting longer!
*All quotations below are taken directly from the websites being featured. For more information on any of the programs listed please click on the attached website URL’s.
CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY PRINTMAKING
“Center for Contemporary Printmaking is the only nonprofit organization between New York City and Boston solely dedicated to the art of the print, including printmaking, paper making, book arts, digital processes, and related disciplines.” See website for more.
JAMES MERRILL HOUSE
The James Merrill House offers a four and a half month and also a two to four week writer in residency program. This competitive program offers a rich program of workshops and learning experience. See website for details.
WEIR FARM ART CENTER
“The Artist in Residence program (AIR) selects twelve artists to live and work at Weir Farm each year. To date, 140 artists from throughout the U.S., as well as Tunisia, Germany, Australia, India, South Africa and The Netherlands have participated in the AIR program. Visual artists apply for one month residencies in all media and diverse artistic points of view from traditional to experimental. The facilities and utilities are provided free of charge.” See website for more details.
RADCLIFFE INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY HARVARD UNIVERSITY
“Through the Fellowship Program, women and men at the forefront of the sciences, humanities, social sciences, arts, and professions—all of whom have exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishments—convene at the Radcliffe Institute for a full year. As fellows, they focus on individual projects and research while benefiting from a multidisciplinary community in the enriching University setting.” See website for more details.
Located on Martha’s Vineyard, The Yard is a performing arts and dance AIR Program. For information, application and fundinf details please visit the website.
EMERSON UMBRELLA CENTER FOR THE ARTS
“Emerson Umbrella enriches lives and builds a vibrant community through the arts. We inspire creativity, learning, and personal growth through arts education programs, performing and visual arts presentations, and community collaborations. We provide studio space for more than 50 artists, classes and workshops, exhibition space, community arts, and performance space in our 435-seat theater.” See website for more details.
Home, Inc. is a 30-year old non profit organization that seeks to make a difference in the lives of young people through the arts. The Home, Inc. AIR Program invites artists to create projects in video production and media analysis. For more information visit the website.
NANTUCKET ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN AND THE ARTS
“NISDA’s Artist Residency Community welcomes emerging and professional artists and educators in all fields including, but not limited to, the studio arts in photography, painting, ceramics, textiles, writing, music, performance and any alternative projects committed to the creative process. NISDA’s residency is an on-your-own, self-structured experience that provides time & climate for personal renewal. Residents live in NISDA’s Harbor Cottages in Nantucket Town. You may work in studios at NISDA’s SeaView Farm, in your cottage, or in the Nantucket landscape. Artists in Residence who wish, are welcome to attend lecture series or ongoing classes.” See website for details.
CREATIVE ALLIANCE AT THE PATTERSON
“The Patterson Residency Program provides a highly visible, intense and creative environment for the production of artwork in all media.
Attracting artists from around Baltimore and the nation, the program is located at The Patterson, a historic former movie theater converted into a vibrant, community-based art center, with generous workspace and facilities and an atmosphere of ongoing critical feedback.
The Residency Program accommodates 8 resident artists or artist groups, one in each of the studios, for terms of one to three years. It is intended for emerging artists as well as mid-career artists whose goal is to reinvigorate their work in an intensive atmosphere. Artists are encouraged (but not required) to use the studios as their primary residence.” See website for more details.
EVERGREEN HOUSE, JOHN HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
“House Guests is an artists-in-residence and exhibition program that celebrates the history of the Garrett family, collectors and patrons of the arts, who hosted artists and musicians at their Evergreen estate during the first half of the 20th century. Every year Evergreen opens its doors to an artist and invites them to use the collections, the architecture and the grounds to practice in place. House Guests offers the public new ways to see and understand this historic place through the work of contemporary artists.
The House Guests Artist-in-Residence program provides housing, individual studio, and a stipend, allowing the artist the time and space to produce new work in a visually and culturally rich setting. One residency is awarded every year.” See website for more details.
MONTPELIER ARTS CENTER
“Montpelier Arts Center has 16 resident artists. They work in a diverse variety of media and styles. All are professional artists and several teach in the class program at Montpelier. Artists work in their studios throughout the week and can be visited by groups or individuals interested in purchasing their work or learning more about the artistic process. On a revolving basis, artists exhibit their work in the Center’s Resident Artist Gallery.” See website for more details.
THE MACDOWELL COLONY
“The mission of The MacDowell Colony is to nurture the arts by offering creative individuals of the highest talent an inspiring environment in which they can produce enduring works of the imagination.
The sole criterion for acceptance to The MacDowell Colony is artistic excellence. MacDowell defines excellence in a pluralistic and inclusive way, encouraging applications from artists representing the widest possible range of perspectives and demographics.
We welcome artists engaging in the broadest spectrum of artistic practice who are investigating an unlimited array of inquiries and concerns. We apply the same egalitarian standards for all those who serve MacDowell either in a staff, volunteer, or representative capacity.” See website for details.