I-Park is a rural artists-in-residence program offering fully-funded residencies to creatives working in the following disciplines.

VISUAL ARTS painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, book arts, mixed media, site-responsive art, installation

MUSIC COMPOSITION/SOUND ART Concert music (all forms), film scoring, jazz, popular and electronic music, sound sculpture/design, mixed media, instrument design/fabrication

CREATIVE WRITING playwrights, writers working in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting, literary criticism and mixed media

MOVING IMAGE/NEW MEDIA film, video, documentary, animation, computer art, virtual/augmented reality, interactive, installation, mixed media, computer gaming

ARCHITECTURE/LANDSCAPE DESIGN design projects, competition proposals, dissertations, model building, site-responsive/ecological installations, theoretical investigations

2020 residencies are being offered from May through October. All 2020 residencies are 4-weeks in duration except for an experimental 6-week residency in September/October. Multi-disciplinary sessions consist of between 6 and 7 artists, all of whom arrive and depart at the same time, ensuring a deeply shared experience. Residents are provided a private bedroom in a fully renovated 1840s farmhouse, a private studio and chef-prepared dinners five nights a week.Shared amenities include a communal kitchen, Common Area, library, wireless internet and a workshop outfitted with tools, materials, equipment and an electric kiln.The residency is self-directed and non-judgmental. You decide what you’re going to work on and when. I-Park’s resourceful staff is devoted to providing each artist with a fulfilling, productive and comfortable residency experience. We welcome ambitious installation projects on the I-Park grounds, and there is a small budget for materials, equipment and labor for approved projects.Each residency concludes with an Open Studios event, in which members of the public are invited to meet the artists, experience their work and explore the I-Park grounds.Except for a $35 application fee to help defray the cost of the discipline-specific selection panels, the residencies are fully-funded. Artists need only pay for their art supplies and transportation to and from the area. Complimentary shuttle service to a Connecticut airport or bus/train station is offered at the beginning and end of the residency session.2020 is I-Park’s 20th year of programming. Since its founding in 2001, I-Park has sponsored more than 900 residencies, with approximately one-third of the artists coming from outside the United States.


Organization/Company: I-Park Foundation, Inc.
Location: East Haddam, CT
Deadline: January 15, 2020
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