Artists are given a weekly stipend for food.
Participants only assume their own travel and material expenses.
No application fee. They have two sessions per year and the deadlines are listed on the website for upcoming sessions which vary slightly each year.
Artists of any age from any country may apply. They are particularly interested in applicants whose practice involves a defined engagement with landscape, ecology, and or projects that employ historical or first-hand research of the 108 site. Please have your statement reflect this intention. Application materials are the following:
WRITERS: Two work samples – up to 20 pages each.
VISUAL ARTISTS: 10 images with title, date, dimensions, and medium. Video work up to 15 minutes may be submitted in any online viewing format.
Residency 108 invites emerging and established artists, writers and thinkers of all disciplines to immerse themselves in their creative practice. They particularly welcome those who work with nature, ecology and the installation of temporary outdoor land-art works.
Two four week-long residencies are offered each year, one during the month of October and one in May. The program accommodates three artists at a time. Each resident is provided with a room, working facilities and a weekly stipend for food, participants are responsible for cooking their own meals.
The program takes place on 108 acres of pastoral land which was used as a horse farm in the last century. The property features rolling hills, mowed paths, meadows, densely wooded forests, wetlands with a few ponds of varying size and a seasonal stream. In addition to these ecosystems a variety of native plant species host habitats for birds, reptiles and amphibians. Frequent visitors include coyotes, deer and wild turkeys. The barn is home to chickens, sheep, horses, goats, cats, a cow and a pig. There is also a private residence on the property, which is not available for use by residents.
Each resident will be asked to present their work during the residency and weekly critiques are held as a group, sometimes with a visiting critic.
Each resident is provided with a room in a shared house.
Each artist is provided with a studio space either in the main house or in a nearby building.
The residency is located in a remote area; the closest village is a 7-minute drive or 25-minute bike ride. There is no public transportation in the area, and there is no vehicle available for resident use apart from a bike. They do however provide weekly trips to shop for supplies and food. This program is ideal for artists who wish to engage with the landscape and prefer isolation to interaction. If you require constant contact with “civilization” this may not be the program for you.
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