Program

The Wassaic Residency Program cultivates and supports community for emerging and professional contemporary artis, writers and other creatives. Housed in historic, landmark buildings, the residency program offers nine artists each month the opportunity to live and work in the heart of a rural community. The Wassaic Residency seeks artists working in a diverse range of media who want to produce, explore, challenge, and expand on their current art making practices, while participating in a grass roots, community-based arts organization.

Summer Residency and Winter Residency

 

The 2017 SUMMER RESIDENCY APPLICATION is NOW CLOSED.

Please be on the look-out for our 2017/18 Winter Residency program application, opening May 1 – June 5, 2017.

We accept 1-6 month proposals for our Summer Residency season (May – October) and for our Winter Residency season (November-April). Residents are selected by a review committee composed of the board of directors and professionals in their field. Artists will be selected based on the quality of their work, commitment to their practice, and ability to interact positively with the community at large. Summer studios are in the historic Luther Barn, and winter studios are in the Old Hotel in Maxon Mills.

For more information about our Summer Residency, click here.
For more information about our Winter Residency, click here.

Family Residency

We recognize that artists who have families often opt-out of peer community building for practical reasons: residencies don’t often take children, events happen late at night, childcare is expensive.  Bowie, Jeff and Eve (Wassaic co-founders) have kids; they’re all artists.  They have families that they want to be with and not away from.  And they ALSO want to connect with other artist peer groups and build community.  While we can’t solve all these problems at once (yet!), we have solved the first one:  we now offer Family Residencies from October – May from 1 to 8 weeks in length.

We accept proposals for 1 to 8 weeks from October through May, and will work with each family to accommodate their specific needs.  Each Family will be provided with an individual lodge complete with a kitchen, laundry, bathroom, and two bedrooms – one for you, the parent(s), and one for your children.

Residents will be selected by a review committee composed of the board of directors and professionals in their field. Artists will be selected based on the quality of their work, commitment to their practice, and ability to interact positively with the community at large.

 

Education Fellowship

Our expanded Education Fellowship program awards three free 2-3 month residencies in exchange for extensive participation in the Wassaic Project’s education programming, which connects the local community to contemporary artists and artistic practices. Recipients of Fall and Spring Education Fellowships will work primarily as Teaching Artists in our Wassaic X Webutuck program, which builds critical thinking and creative problem solving skills through collaborations between emerging artists and public high school students. Recipients of the Summer Education Fellowship will work as Teaching Artists and facilitators in many of our summer programs including Art Scouts, a free summer camp for K-6th graders, and Art Nest, our drop-in making space. All Education Fellows will gain extensive curriculum-building and teaching experience. For more information, click here.

**Education Fellowship applicants should apply for the Summer Residency or Winter Residency, and will have the option to apply for the Education Fellowship in the normal residency application.

 

 

October Lab + Screenwriting Fellowship

The October Lab is a two week residency for collectives, bands or other collaborative artist teams working in visual art, music or writing. We can accommodate collectives of up to 8 people, on the condition that some will have to share living space. For more information on the October Lab, click here.
The Screenwriter Fellow is a month long residency during the summer season, selected by the Wassaic Project Film Committee. Films by the Screenwriting fellow will also be featured during the Wassaic Project’s annual festival. For information about our last Screenwriting Fellow, click here.

October Lab  and Screenwriter Fellow applications are accepted on an invitational basis only. Artists will be selected based on the quality of their work, commitment to their practice, and ability to interact positively with the community at large.

Invitation only

Resources

Summer Studios

Winter Studios

Wood Shop

Silkscreen Shop