2017 I-Park Artists-in-Residence

2017 I-Park Artists-in-Residence

I-Park, dedicated to nurturing artists and the creative process, is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the 2017 General Residency Program season. Artists working in the following disciplines are encouraged to apply: visual arts, creative writing, architecture, music composition/sound art, moving image and landscape/garden/ecological design. Located within 450-acre nature preserve in rural East Haddam, CT (USA), I-Park will be awarding 40 fully-funded residencies between June and November.

Fellows are provided with comfortable living quarters in a renovated 1850’s era farmhouse, a private studio and an inspired meal program. Additional resources include: workshop space, access to a wide array of tools, equipment and materials – and I-Park’s infamous Junk Trail.

Key Elements of the Program:

  • This program is offered free of charge to accepted/invited artists, though there is a $30.00 application fee that helps defray the cost of the selection panels. The only major artists’ expenses are for personal art supplies/materials and transportation to and from the area. A complimentary pickup at a Connecticut airport or bus/train station at the beginning of the session, and a drop-off at the end, is offered.
  • The format is self-directed, non-judgmental: you decide what you’re going to work on and when.
  • Residents are provided with a private bedroom, a private studio, a meal program as well as shared amenities: artists’ kitchen, Common Area, library, wireless internet.
  • I-Park annually convenes 6 independent, discipline-specific selection panels, the composition of which substantially changes each year.
  • Application materials are processed through a convenient online submission system.
  • The typical residency session has a 4-week duration. The 6-7 artists who populate each session arrive together as a group, share the time and space together and, at the end, leave as a group. The 2017 General Residency Program season run from June 12 through November 20
  • Application materials are currently available online – with a submission deadline of Monday, February 6, 2017. The application fee is $30.00.

http://www.i-park.org/general-residency-program

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