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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.
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The Art Department at Wesleyan College, in Macon, Georgia, is seeking a ceramic or 3-D based artist for a 1-3 month residency between August and December 2017. The residency is open to emerging and established artists and intended for an artist to pursue or create a body of work or special project.
The Artist is expected to work within our campus in the spirit of building community. This includes student interaction, visibility as a studio artist mentor, attending our Art Department events, participating in student critiques, giving a public lecture, and exhibiting the completed body of work in one of our campus venues. Developing and implementing workshops may also be a part of the residency.
The Artist can expect to have a set-aside studio space within our spacious studio facilities; however, the studio space will be open to promote student interaction.
Wesleyan College offers:
• Furnished housing on campus during the duration of the residency for 1-2 adults
• Studio space with campus Internet access
• A $500 monthly stipend
• A campus meal plan providing 3 meals a day for the resident artist
• Access to the Matthews Athletic center and indoor pool
• Access to the school library
• Access to the 100 acre campus arboretum
(3-D AREA) one electric kiln (12 cubic feet), one Bailey Gas car kiln (32 cubic feet), one large gas car kiln (93 cubic feet), dry materials lab, pugmill, 1 electric wheel, 10 kick wheels, 2 large slab rollers, Northstar extruder, mig and stick welder, wood and metal chop saw, table saw, band saw, small 3-D printer (in Library), and small metals vacuum casting equipment with burnout furnace.
How to apply:
Interested artists should submit a brief proposal outlining their project and proposed dates. The proposal should reflect an awareness of our expectations that the artist will work independently, while interacting with our faculty and students to enhance our learning environment. The proposal should also represent the practicality of the artist’s project (concept, media and technique) as it relates to our available facilities and equipment. Submit this proposal along with:
• 10 images (5MB max each) with image list
• Current resume
• 3 Professional references with email and phone number
• Unofficial Transcript
Email applications by June 19th to email@example.com. Applicants will be notified by July 1st.