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.
Non-local, traveling, out-of- state, and international artists are welcome to apply and participate in either our project or studio residencies but must find their own local accommodations, transport, and funding for supplies and expenses.
A Project Documentation report is required at the program’s conclusion to support the Deering Estate’s Images or other media should accompany written report.
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.
They have 4 active studios, a black box theatre, 4 pavilion classrooms and several office spaces available for artists.
The Artist in Residence Studio Program and Non-Studio Project Residency are located at the Deering Estate, a Miami-Dade County Park, Recreation and Open Space facility located in South Florida, U.S.A., a nature preserve with 8 endemic eco-systems, and a historic site with 2 house museums listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The site sits on over 450 acres located directly on the Biscayne Bay.