Hambidge Center for Creative Arts & Sciences
The Hambidge Residency Program provides setting, solitude and time for creative individuals working in a wide variety of creative disciplines. Fellowships are offered for two to eight week residencies, year round, except for the month of January. The Hambidge Center for Creative Arts & Sciences (Rabun Gap, Georgia) and the Goat Farm Art Center have joined forces to launch a new public action project in Atlanta. FIELD EXPERIMENT invites artists, scientists, architects, performers, students and visionaries to work individually or collectively to dream big. Selected artist(s) receive $20,000 commission, a residency, administrative and production help. international artists are eligible.
Variable: Artists-in-residence have opportunities to give back to Hambidge in a variety of ways including teaching at local schools, giving slide lectures/presentations, hosting a Hambidge event in their own communities, recruiting artists of like-caliber to Hambidge, donating artwork to Hambidge’s major fundraising event, hosting open studios, and serving as workshop instructors. Participation in these is optional, though artists are strongly encouraged to support Hambidge’s major fundraising event with the donation of artwork.
One of the aspects of Hambidge that Fellows repeatedly praise is the fact that each resident is housed in his/her own, stand-alone, studio which contains a work area as well as sleeping area, kitchen and bath. The structures themselves are diverse and unique. Among them are three studios which are our primary visual arts studios, one of which contains a rebuilt, 1925 Steinway Grand Piano and is used for music Fellows as well. The other studios are primarily for disciplines which require less space. Each has its own charm and character and some contain fireplaces. We also have a state of the art Pottery Studio and an Anagama Wood Fired Kiln which are available for the Fellows use. The accommodations are intentionally simple and the kitchens outfitted for basic cooking. Linens, quilts, comforters and other necessary items are provided. All studios are heated. At this time, computer access is limited to the common building, Lucinda's Rock House, where we have wireless access as well as a computer station.
Individual dwelling/studio for each resident with bath and fully-equipped kitchen, 24-hour computer and telephone access for residents in common building; furnishings and linens provided. Common room for residents’ use with fireplace, magazines, TV and CD-DVD-VHS; screened porch; laundry facilities on-site; computer with internet and printer and wifi in common area.
Specific equipment includes: ceramics/pottery (large, electric kiln, raku, wood, cone ten reduction; soda kiln under construction; electric and kick wheels, slab roller and extruder); music studio with Steinway grand piano; spacious painting studios with wall space and great lighting; sculpture studio (no special equipment); and writing studios (spacious, scenic, and secluded with private screened-in porches). Artists in sculpture, blacksmithing, jewelry making, woodworking, and other disciplines must bring machinery and tools
The Hambidge Center is located in Rabun Gap just outside the town of Dillard Georgia, approximately 1.5 to 2 hours from Atlanta, Georgia (100 miles away). Hambidge is 80 miles from Asheville, North Carolina. It is made up of 600 pristine acres of forest land and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.