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The Lighthouse Works’ primary purpose is to provide artists with the space and time, free from material concerns, to do their best creative work. We bring artists on fellowship to beautiful Fishers Island, where they are provided with room, board and studio space, giving them ample opportunity for quiet productivity in a serene, supportive environment.

The Lighthouse Works accepts artists working in a wide range of media: fiction writers, poets, and writers of creative nonfiction; painters, sculptors, those working in video and installation, and other visual artists; musicians and composers. Artistic excellence is the primary criterion for acceptance as a Lighthouse Works fellow.

Our organization’s efforts also support and enrich the Fishers Island community through a letterpress print shop, open studios, readings, concerts, and workshops for students and adults. By assisting artists at critical junctures in their careers, we aim to be a significant force in preserving and promoting the central role of the arts in our culture. We hope our work will also inspire the creation of other small businesses and organizations in our community, making Fishers Island an enclave of creativity and a cultural destination.

Any serious artist at any stage of his or her career is welcome to apply through our online application system. Applicants are required to fill out an application form and to submit work samples and a statement of intent. While our staff reviews applications for completeness, a panel of professionals in the applicant’s artistic field evaluates each portfolio. Because the fellowship program accepts only 20 artists a year, our process is necessarily quite selective.

Fellowships are six weeks in length and occur year-round. The Lighthouse Works provides fellows with housing, food, studio space, a $250 travel allowance and a stipend of $1,500 to defray the costs of shipping materials, the purchase of art supplies, and other expenses incurred in making artwork in a remote location; our belief is that no artist should have to spend money to accept the opportunity of a fellowship.
To find out more about Lighthouse Works and their fellowship please visit their website: http://www.thelighthouseworks.com/fellowshipprogram.html04escriptionl

The Studios at MASS MoCA offers residencies for artists and writers from 1 to 8 weeks. Selected participants receive private studio space on MASS MoCA’s campus, newly renovated housing (private bedroom, shared kitchen & bath) directly across the street from the museum, one group meal per day, free access to the museum’s galleries, optional financial and business coaching from MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists staff, and free use of Makers’ Mill, a printmaking and fiber arts makerspace located a short walk from the Studios.

For this upcoming residency season, they’re offering something more: two residency sessions with a special focus on “financial Wellness.” A subset of the artists invited to participate in the fall/winter season will be offered slots in a two-week residency session that includes group workshops with artist experts on personal finance and business planning, and one-on-one assistance with financial and business planning, along with a $500 travel stipend. The residency fee for those sessions will be reduced to just $150/week. Interested applicants will provide additional information to be considered.

Visit massmoca.org/studios for full details and the application link. No application fee!

The Studios at MASS MoCA offers residencies for artists and writers from 1 to 8 weeks. Selected participants receive private studio space on MASS MoCA’s campus, newly renovated housing (private bedroom, shared kitchen & bath) directly across the street from the museum, one group meal per day, free access to the museum’s galleries, optional financial and business coaching from MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists staff, and free use of Makers’ Mill, a printmaking and fiber arts makerspace located a short walk from the Studios.

For this upcoming residency season, they are offering something more: two residency sessions with a special focus on “financial Wellness.” A subset of the artists invited to participate in the fall/winter season will be offered slots in a two-week residency session that includes group workshops with artist experts on personal finance and business planning, and one-on-one assistance with financial and business planning, along with a $500 travel stipend. The residency fee for those sessions will be reduced to just $150/week. Interested applicants will provide additional information to be considered.

Visit massmoca.org/studios for full details and the application link. No application fee!