4 - 6 weeks
Paid by host:

Accommodations, private and shared studio space, food program.

Paid by artist:

There is an application fee for all programs that helps defray the cost of the selection panels. Accepted artists are responsible for their own work materials as well as transportation to and from the area. The programs are otherwise offered free of charge to accepted/invited artists.

Application guidelines:

There is a $35 application fee. Online application.

January 18, 2021 for the Site-Responsive Art Residency & Biennale
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I-Park Foundation Artists-in-Residence Program

I-Park Foundation Artists-in-Residence Program


I-Park, a 450-acre natural woodland retreat in East Haddam, Connecticut, U.S.A., offers a multidisciplinary artists-in-residence program. Residencies are typically offered from May until December in visual arts, music composition/sound art, creative writing, moving image and architecture/landscape design. Most residencies are 4 weeks in duration with 6-7 artists populating each session. Residencies are self-directed, undisturbed and non-judgmental. You decide what you’re working on and when.

They are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for our 2021 Site-Responsive Art Residency & Biennale. This will be the eighth such biennale in the series. The application deadline is January 18, 2021 and the residency will take place in September 2021. Participating artists will receive a $3,500 stipend plus travel reimbursement. Soon, they will also be soliciting applications for the 2021 Composers + Musicians Collaborative Residency. The biannual Composers + Musicians Collaborative Residency features an established chamber music ensemble collaborating with composers. The program pulls together a group of composers, a performing ensemble and its music director in an intimate, immersive residency setting. It encourages collaborative exchanges of ideas and inspiration, entails numerous readings of the new works in development, and culminates in a series of concerts. 

Regrettably, there will be no Open Call for the core General Residency Program in 2021. The 2021 General Residency slots are reserved for the artists who were accepted for 2020 residencies.

  • Site-Responsive Art Residency & Biennale: Biennale Exhibition event
  • Composers + Musicians Collaborative Music Residency: Concert Premieres in Connecticut and New York
Studio Information

Private studios (heated, air conditioned). Painting, sculpture, writers’ studios, shared workshop space and an abundance of tools, materials and equipment, including an electric kiln. Music studio with an acoustic piano, several digital keyboards and peripheral devices and software for recording, sequencing and sound manipulation – and a collection of percussion and obscure instruments.

Accommodation Information

Residents are provided with a private studio, a private bedroom in an 1840s farmhouse, shared bathroom facilities, towels and linens, housekeeping service, a meal program, and a shared kitchen, common area, library and wireless internet.

Technical Information

A variety of power tools and equipment, musical instruments and peripherals, site materials, an electric kiln, wireless internet and library facilities are provided.

Contact information

428 Hopyard Road
East Haddam, CT 06423
United States

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