2022 General Residency Program


I-Park Supports Residencies in the Following Creative Disciplines

Music Composition/Sound Art
Visual Arts
Moving Image/New Media
Creative Writing
Architecture
Landscape/Garden/Ecological Design
DETAILS
2022 residencies are being offered from June through October. All 2022 residencies are 4-weeks in duration. Multi-disciplinary sessions consist of between 6 and 7 artists, all of whom arrive and depart at the same time, ensuring a deeply shared experience. Residents are provided a private bedroom in a fully renovated 1840s farmhouse, a private studio and chef-prepared dinners five nights a week.
Shared amenities include a communal kitchen, Common Area for group gatherings, library, 25 art/nature trails, wireless internet, a wood-fired sauna out by the pond, floating living room and a workshop outfitted with tools, materials and equipment.
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 there is a small budget for materials, equipment and labor for approved projects.
Assuming the Covid-19 landscape permits, each residency will conclude with an Open Studios event, in which members of the public are invited to meet the artists, experience their works and explore the I-Park grounds.
Except for a $35 application fee to help defray the cost of the discipline-specific selection panels, the residencies are fully-funded. Artists need only pay for their art 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 the residency session.
APPLICATION PROCESS
Applications are adjudicated by five selection panels consisting of independent experts with discipline-specific strengths. The composition of the panels changes each year.
Please at least scan the FAQ before beginning the application process — to be sure the program is a good fit for you. In particular, if you are an I-Park fellow, check page 2 to be certain you are eligible for a return residency at this time.
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 site-responsive ephemeral art.
Please note that the application portal for the Composers + Musicians Collaborative Residency is not open at this time. Interested composers are welcome to apply to both programs. And note, this program will have a separate application deadline (TBD).
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