Millay Colony for the Arts, Call for Applicants, 2017 Artist Residencies: Two-Week, Virtual, Group
Next Deadline: March 1st, 2017 For residency sessions in August, September, October and November
Duration: 2 weeks or 1 month from April to November annually
Millay Colony for the Arts offers one-month residencies to seven visual artists, writers and composers each year between the months of April and November. Nurturing the work of artists of all ages, from a range of cultures and communities, and in all stages of their artistic career, the Colony offers private rooms, private studio spaces and ample time to work in a quiet, pastoral atmosphere. Next to the one-month residency programme, Millay Colony for the Arts offers 3 other ways to spend time as a resident artist: Two-weeks residency, Virtual Residency and Group Residency.
Two-Week Residency: In order to accommodate artists who cannot partake of a month-long residency, Millay Colony is offering two two-week sessions in the month of September only, for up to seven artists per session.
Virtual Residency: The Virtual Residency accommodates artists who cannot spend prolonged time away from home but could benefit from the support of a residency in modified form. The ‘Virtual Resident’ can participate in one of The Millay Colony’s month-long residency on weekends only and will receive a stipend of $1,000 to assist in securing time off/childcare/art supplies or other resources necessary to the making of new work.
Group Residency: The Millay Colony awards one five-day Group Residency each year to a group of between three and seven collaborating artists. This is available to any artists groups, including but not only musicians and bands, publishing collectives, theater and dance troupes, galleries, etc.—or simply individuals collaborating on a project. The residency is awarded through a separate application process and includes private bedrooms, studios, public meeting spaces, and all meals.
For the group residency, the basis for the application is work samples, a statement detailing the history of the collaboration or organization, and a project description describing proposed activities for the residency. The residency may be used to support the creation and dissemination of new or revived art works.