Artist Retreats: DEEP SOUTH
National River, AIR Program, PO Box 1173,
Harrison, AR 72601 (870) 741-5443. 4 residencies per year of up to 3
weeks during March, July, and October in the Arkansas Ozarks. The National
Park encompasses 135 miles of river and three designated wilderness
areas. Towering, multi-colored bluffs, pastoral fields, prehistoric
and historic cultural sites. Artist asked to contribute a piece of work
and/or offer a public program. Accomodations in park housing with electricity
and running water; housing may be shared. Open to professional visual
and performing artists, writers, video/filmmakers, and composers (visual,
performing, literary, media arts)
Springs National Park, Artist in Residence Program, Attn:
Volunteer Coordinator, 101 Reserve St., Hot Springs, AR 71901 (501)
620-6707. Residencies of 2-4 weeks each for 2-D visual artists, photographers,
sculptors, craft artists, video/filmmakers, performers, writers, poets,
and composers. (visual, performing, literary, and media arts)
New Play Retreat, Dept. of Drama, Kimpell Hall 406, University
of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701 (501) 575-2953. Residencies, workshops,
and performances. Playwrights. (literary arts)
at Dairy Hollow, Eureka Springs, AR, one hour from Fayetteville
in the Ozark Mountains. 7 writers at a time, writers required to give
one public reading or workshop. Some fees, although "no qualified
writer will be prevented from coming for lack of funds" (literary
Center/South Florida, 924 Lincoln Rd., Suite 205, Miami Beach,
FL 33139 (305) 674-8278. 45 artists studios located in the heart of
South Beach; length of residency is 3 yrs.; gallery. Fees charged. Not
a residency program per se, since housing and meals are not included.
Center for the Arts, 1414 Art Center Ave.,
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 (800) 393-6975 or (904) 427-6975. Work with
rotating Master Artists in residence, 3 weeks, fees charged; each Master
Artist selects 8 participants in their artistic discipline. (visual,
literary, performing, and media arts)
National Park, Artist-in-Residence Program, 40001 State
Road 9336, Homestead, FL 33034. (305) 242-7750. Residencies of 2-4 weeks
for 6 residents per year. (visual, literary, performing, and media arts)
Artists Retreat, 6650 Manasota Key Rd., Englewood, FL 34223
(941) 475-2098. Located on a restored 8-acre 1907 homestead directly
between the Gulf of Mexico and Englewood Bay featuring a seemingly endless
beach for walking. Open by invitation only, to mid-career and later
artists and scholars who are supporting themselves through their art.
Housing and meals provided; artists requested to give 2 services to
the community (class, workshop, lecture, open studio, performance, reading,
etc.). (visual, literary, performing, media arts)
717 W. Smith St., Orlando, FL 32804. Writer-in-Residence Program at
Kerouac's historic Florida home where he wrote The Dharma Bums
and where he resided when On the Road was published; 4 residencies
per year; writers live rent and utility free for 3 month periods; daily
for Advancement in the Arts, 800 Brickell Ave., Suite 500, Miami,
FL 33131 (305) 377-1144. For emerging professional visual artists between
the ages of 19 and 39; Career Advancement of Visual Artists (CAVA) Fellowship
Program; 3 artists in residence for 4 mos.; transportation, housing,
funds for art supplies, stipend of $1,000/mo.; residencies may be renewed
annually for up to 3 years (visual arts)
Clay Company Artist-in-Residence Program, 420 22nd St.
South, St. Petersburg, FL 33712. (727) 896-CLAY. Residencies of 1 year
(renewable for a second year). Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.
Open to pre-professional, emerging clay artists. Participants receive
access to all facilities, teaching opportunities, admission to all workshops,
and studio space. Must be 18 years of age or older, have completed a
reasonable amount of secondary education, be able to demonstrate adequate
experience in ceramics, and submit a portfolio. Participants are required
to work 12 hours a week at the facilities, and have an exhibition of
their completed work during the residency period. (visual arts)
Seaside Institute, Escape to Create, PO Box 4730, Seaside Branch,
30 Smolian Cr., Second Floor, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 (850) 231-2421.
Open to emerging artists (visual artists, musicians, and writers) whose
proposed residency project represents a potential breakthrough in his
or her career. Month-long residency during January; work space and accomodations
provided. (visual, performing, and literary arts)
The Studios of
Key West, Historic Armory, 600 White St., Key West, FL
33040 (305) 296-0458. Hosts over 20 residencies of 3 to 6 weeks during
an annual residency season of October to August in the Mango Tree House
and other Old Town cottages on the island community of Key West. Artists
must "give service to the community in the form of a class, workshop,
exhibition, or special project" as well as giving a public presentation,
artist talk, or demonstration. Artists responsible for food, travel,
and materials. (visual, literary, and performing arts)
Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, 535 Means St., Atlanta, GA 30318 (404) 688-1970.
Honorarium and production budget, travel expenses, artist's apartment
on premises, for 2 weeks to 2 months to create an artists book with
full staff assistance. (book arts, visual)
McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians,
Marguerite and Lamar Smith Fellowship for Writers, Columbus State University,
Dept. of Language and Literature, 4225 University Ave., Columbus, GA
31907 (706) 568-2054. Residency of 3 months for one writer in McCullers'
childhood home with stipend. Residents give a public presentation near
the end of their stay. Spouses and companions welcome, but no pets.
PO Box 339, Rabun Gap, GA 30568 (706) 746-5718. 600 acres of unspoiled,
wooded land in a mountain valley with several creeks and waterfalls
in NE Georgia in the Blue Ridge Mountains. 8 cottage/studios; dinners
provided on week days, artists purchase own food and prepare all other
meals; residencies of 2weeks average (although up to 2 mos. allowed);
fees charged, limited scholarships available. (visual, performing, and
Smith Center for the Creative Arts, 710 Waverly Rd., Tallahassee,
FL 32313 (850) 385-5763 or during the summer, PO Box 467, Clayton, GA
30525 (706) 782-7846. Located on 120 acres of woodland forest in the
NE corner of the state, on Screamer Mountain near the Chattooga River.
Residencies of 1-3 weeks; fees charged; housing provided; residents
responsible for own meals. (visual arts)
Arts Society at Blue Ridge, PO Box 1, Blue Ridge, GA 30513.
Located on a restored 1885 historic farmstead on 16 acres along the
banks of the Toccoa River in the rural, pristine setting of the Appalachian
Mtns. of North Georgia, approximately 90 miles from Atlanta. Open to
US and international artists over 21 at all stages of their careers,
working in a variety of media. Artists must have a passionate commitment
to their art form and respect for living sustainably among others and
the natural world. 2 to 6 residents at a time, depending on the season.
Fees charged. Includes room and board, shared internet, access to hiking,
fishing, canoeing, bicycling, gardening.
Artists' Guild/Arts Council of New Orleans,
225 Baronne St., Suite 1712, New Orleans, LA 70112-1712 (504) 523-1465.
Housing and individual studios; shared facilities for glass, ceramics,
metalworking and printmaking also available (visual arts)
Studio in the Woods, 13401 River Rd., New Orleans, LA 70131
(504) 392-5359. Located on the west bank of the Mississippi River in
the last remaining wetland forest within the city limits of New Orleans.
All buildings made using recycled materials and with environmental sensitivity.
Seeks to support artists whose work reveals the oneness and interdependence
of all life. Residencies of 3-4 weeks for 1 artist at a time; residents
housed on the ground floor of the founder's rustic home; some meals
provided. Fees charged. One public presentation is required during the
residency. (visual, literary, performing arts)
of Mississippi Summer Poet in Residence,
Dept. of English, Bondurant Hall C135, PO Box 1848, University, MS 36677-1848.
One poet in residence from mid-June to mid-July. Accomodations in a
3-bedroom house adjeacent to Willliam Faulkner's Rowan Oak and walking
distance from campus. Honorarium, public reading, printing of a broadside.
The poet is also asked to host one special event and/or visiting summer
classes. Apply by March 1 each year with a 10-page work sample, resume,
personal statement, and names of 3 recommendations. (literary arts)