The Center’s Artist-in-Residence Program offers dedicated artists a supportive and transformational environment to further their creative development. In a remote setting dedicated to the historical integrity of the land and the preservation of natural habitat and wildlife, artists can experience unencumbered time to allow for thoughtful reflection and develop their work.
The 2014 Artist-in-Residence Season begins on July 1st and ends on September 30th. It is expected that residencies will last at least a month but artists are encouraged to specify how much time they need for their project. Nothing shorter than two weeks will be considered.
Artists from diverse multidisciplinary fields are encouraged to apply. This includes visual artists, composers, writers, dancers, photographers, film makers, play writes, and textile artists.
Artists are responsible for their own travel costs, equipment and materials. Awarded artists are supplied the following Taft-Nicholson Center support.
- Lodging in the Frank Carter Family Artist Residence: The residence is a private one-bedroom house with living room, kitchen, wood stove, and work/study area
- Monthly grocery stipend: The stipend includes a cash allotment that can cover personal groceries or catered meals available at the Center and shared with other workshop guests.
As part of the community, Artists-in-Residence are expected to participate in the following ways:
- Interact with other faculty and students at the Center by occasionally joining the community for dinner.
- Donate one work to the Center that is inspired by Centennial Valley and your experiences in residence.
- Make at least one demonstration or portfolio presentation to the Taft-Nicholson Center and Centennial Valley community.
- Be wiling to be photographed, filmed and/or interviewed for the Center archives and website.
Applications will be received electronically until March 30, 2014. Awards will be announced on by May 1st. Download the application form at the top and email it to Director, Mary Tull at email@example.com along with resume, proposal, artist statement and 6-10 images or digital samples of your work. Refer application questions to Mary Tull via email. Couples must apply as individual artists.