2018 General Residency Program


Applications Materials Are Now Available
The application deadline for 2018 residencies is Monday, January 22, 2018.
I-PARK IS AN ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM OFFERING
FULLY FUNDED RESIDENCIES IN:
VISUAL ARTS
painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, book arts, mixed media,
site-responsive art, installation
MUSIC COMPOSITION/SOUND ART
concert music (all genres), sound sculpture, mixed media, architectural sound design,
film scoring, instrument design

CREATIVE WRITING
fiction, nonfiction, poetry, playwriting, screenwriting, literary criticism, mixed media
MOVING IMAGE
film, video, documentary, animation, computer art, virtual reality, interactive, installation, mixed media
ARCHITECTURE/LANDSCAPE DESIGN
design projects, competition proposals, dissertations, model building,
site-responsive/ecological installations, theoretical investigations
Residencies are offered from May to December. The typical residency lasts four weeks and includes six artists, all of whom arrive and depart at the same time, ensuring a deeply shared experience. Residents are given a private bedroom in a renovated 1840s farmhouse, a private studio, and chef-prepared dinners four nights a week.
Shared amenities include a communal kitchen, common area, library, wireless internet, and a workshop outfitted with tools, materials, equipment and an electric kiln. The music studios are equipped with pianos, digital keyboards, hardware for recording, sequencing and sound manipulation, and a collection of percussion and obscure instruments.
The residency is self-directed and non-judgmental. You decide what you’re going to work on and when. I-Park’s resourceful staff is devoted to providing each artist with a fulfilling, productive and comfortable residency experience. We welcome ambitious installation projects on the I-Park grounds, and will furnish materials, equipment and labor for approved projects.
Each residency concludes with an Open Studios event, in which members of the public are invited to meet the artists, experience their work and explore the I-Park grounds.
Residencies are free of charge, except for a $35 application fee to help defray the cost of the selection panels. Artists must pay for their own supplies and transportation to and from the area. Complimentary shuttle service to a Connecticut airport or bus/train station is offered at the beginning and end of each session.
Since its founding in 2001, I-Park has sponsored more than 850 residencies, with approximately one-third of the artists coming from outside the United States.
SPECIAL RESIDENCIES
In 2018, I-Park will host its biannual Composers + Musicians Collaborative Residency. This two-week program pairs five composers with a well-established chamber ensemble, allowing the composers to hear their work performed while they create it. This collaboration culminates in meticulously rehearsed performances in Connecticut and New York City. Visit i-park.org for application instructions.
In 2019, I-Park will host its seventh Site-Responsive Art Biennale, welcoming a dozen artists for a three-week residency devoted to creating site-responsive works within I-Park’s natural and built environments. Artists representing all five of I-Park’s creative disciplines, as well as performance art, are welcome to apply.
APPLICATION PROCESS
Applications are processed in two rounds. Please be sure to submit your best work samples in your Preview Round files.
Applications are adjudicated by five selection panels consisting of independent experts with discipline-specific strengths. The composition of the panels changes each year. The $35 application fee helps to defray the cost of the selection process.
Please at least scan the FAQ before beginning the application process – to be sure the program is a good fit for you.
If you are an I-Park fellow, check the FAQ (page 2) to be certain you are eligible for a return residency at this time.
I-Park will be offering eight international travel grants in 2018. Check the FAQ (page 2) for details.
Questions? Call (860) 873-2468, or write info@i-park.org.

The I-Park residency program is set within a 450-acre nature preserve, with open fields, miles of walking trails and stone walls, ponds, a diverse natural habit including teeming wetlands areas, a second generation forest and a pristine river. This quiet, retreat-type environment is especially conducive to the creative process – and has, over the years, inspired a special interest in ephemeral, site-responsive art.

 

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