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I-Park is an intimate setting for serious, self-directed artists’ residencies.

For over 20 years, I-Park, in rural East Haddam, Connecticut, has been the home of a multidisciplinary artists-in-residence program. Through a highly competitive selection process, artists from around the world are invited to spend a month at I-Park to develop new works, experiment with challenging ideas and share with the public glimpses into their creative process during Open Studios events. An I-Park residency is an unconditional gift of time, space and fellowship. Since 2001, as a result of generous public support, I-Park has funded more than 1100 residencies. I-Park also shares its expansive grounds and facilities with the community during Open Trails Days, concerts, its internationally recognized Site-Responsive Art Biennale and a free Family Day. The works created at I-Park nourish our culture: original music compositions, books, films, art installations and architectural and landscape designs.

General Residency Program

Our open call for applications goes out in November with an application deadline in January. Residency status notifications typically go out in March for that year’s residency season. Individuals on our mailing list are notified of residency opportunities, including new programs and updates.

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Composers + Musicians Collaborative Residency

This program brings together a highly accomplished chamber ensemble and 5 composers for two weeks at I-Park. In this intimate setting, new compositions are workshopped and refined through a collegial, collaborative process – culminating in two premiere concerts.

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Site-Responsive Art Residency & Biennale

I-Park has consistently hosted this program in odd-numbered years since 2007. In an experimental twist for 2023, the program will be integrated into our traditional General Residency Program. We are very excited about the potential benefits of this structural shift.

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Community Engagement

Open Studios, Saturdays in the Park, select presentations, exhibitions, concerts, community partnerships, volunteering and intern opportunities, Friends of I-Park memberships, fundraising events, Friends & Supporters Appreciation Gathering.

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Major Support Provided By:

National Endowment for the ArtsCT Department of Economic and Community DevelopmentStella and James Melillo FoundationRockfall FoundationBafflin FoundationDominion EnergySilver Lining FoundationForGood Fund at the Community Foundation of Eastern ConnecticutCricket FoundationConnecticut Computer Center, IncKey BankDurant's Party RentalsHoffman FoundationSuperior Hearth, Spas and LeisureCTHumanitiesDesign CP