Thursday, January 29, 2004

Some artist residencies...

Artist Community: Montana Artists Refuge.
Deadline: May 15, 04. The Montana Artists Refuge is an artist-led residency community, which provides a variety of affordable short and long-term living and studio spaces for visiting artists in the uniquely scenic, historic mining town of Basin, MT. The Refuge was established for artists to be able escape from the day-to-day struggle of living in order to have the gift of time, freedom and solitude to create and rejuvenate. The Refuge exists to create a quality environment for artists to work, as well as the opportunity for artistic collaboration in a creative community. The Refuge supports a variety of contemporary arts disciplines such as visual, music, performance and literary arts. Additionally, the Refuge maintains programs that are designed to enhance the residential programs and create a thriving and vital community for the arts both within the residencies and the greater community. As of December 2003, the Refuge has hosted more than 100 artists from 24 states and seven nations including Poland, China and South Africa. The Refuge has also hosted Native American artists from such nations as the Cheyenne, the Blackfeet and Crow. Qualifications: The Montana Artists Refuge is a 501(c)(3) corporation and has been in existence since 1993. The Montana Artists Refuge has created a vital artist community in a rural setting which includes art exhibitions, live performances and workshops and foster community awareness and participation in the arts. How to Apply: visit website and download application here.

Byrdcliffe Arts Colony - New York
One-month residencies for artists. Beautiful, historic setting, secluded yet close to town of Woodstock, NY. Private room and studio space in rustic turn-of-century inn. Access to galleries, performances, hiking. $600 per four-week session. June-Sept. Deadline: April 1. Summer cottages also available May-Oct.; March 1 deadline. Send SASE to The Woodstock Guild, Artist in Residence Program, 34 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY 12498.

Jentel Artist Residency Program - Wyoming
Jentel Artist Residency Program offers one-month residencies in rural ranch setting that include accommodation, studio, and $400 stipend to visual artists and writers. For application download it here or send request with self-addressed label and $.60 postage to: Jentel Artist Residency Program, 130 Lower Piney Creek Road, Banner, WY 82832. Deadline: January 15, 2004 for May 15-December 13, 2004 residencies. Deadline: September 15, 2004 for January 15-May 13, 2005 residencies.

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