Artists in Residence are granted access to the Estate and designated studio in accordance with park regulations and contract. No rental or utility usage fees are assessed.
Cash stipends, honorariums, or scholarships are not offered by the Deering Estate as part of the Artist in Residence Program.
Living accommodations, rent or other financial support, transportation of people or artworks, and food costs are the responsibility of the artist. The artist is responsible for supplying their own tools, materials, and anything necessary to complete their art works.
The Deering Estate preserves the 1920s era Miami estate of Charles Deering, Chicago industrialist, early preservationist, environmentalist, art collector, philanthropist and first chairman of the International Harvester Company. Nestled along the coast in South Dade, the Deering Estate is a cultural asset and historic site listed on the National Register of Historic Places. As a 21st Century museum destination for tourists and local residents, a variety of signature events, programs, tours and classes are offered throughout the year.
The Deering Estate seeks to continue Charles Deering’s legacy of art patronage by supporting artists who work in a multitude of disciplines and media. Artists-in-Residence receive studio space through a competitive application process where they can pursue personal artistic projects in the visual, literary, and performing arts. Artists have access to shared meeting spaces, outdoor screened enclosures, outdoor work areas, the theatre, historic library, and can explore the eight distinct habitats with the support of the Naturalist and Interpretive staff.
They have 4 active studios, a black box theatre, 4 pavilion classrooms and several office spaces available for artists.
Artist-in-Residence (studio residencies) receive studio space either shared or private according to their residency application preferences and award. Each studio has electricity, air conditioning, and a bathroom including a sink and shower.
Project Residencies (non-studio residencies) and Artists in Residence (studio residencies) have access to resources such as an air-conditioned shared classroom space, outdoor screened enclosures, outdoor work areas, exhibit room, theatre, historic library, historic houses, and eight distinct habitats in the protected natural areas as well as, and Naturalist and Educational staff and on-site security. Indoor and outdoor water sources, electricity, and restrooms are readily available.
The artist is responsible for supplying their own tools, materials and anything necessary to complete their art works.
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