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Art Farm

Art Farm is the perfect place for creating: lots of wind, lots of bugs, lots of birds, lots of old buildings, lots of old machines, lots of hot weather, lots of big storms, and lots of isolation. Surprise yourself and apply—it could be just what you’ve been looking for.


Marquette, Nebraska: United States

Art Farm is a 60-acre farm in central Nebraska, an area where you will find no lofty peaks, rippling brooks, or sandy beaches, only millions of acres of corn. There are 17 buildings, of which 10 are studios, 3 are accommodations; one sets on steel beams five foot above ground, one is made of clay and two are neglected. 15 acres of pasture can be for any use from sculpture to performances. And, like it or not, the weather will always be your collaborator.


  • Residency Length: 2 weeks to 5 months
  • Average number of artists in residence at a time: 12
  • Number of artists accepted in most recent year: 56
  • Total applicant pool in most current year: 200+


  • Application type: Open application
  • Collaboration: May apply as a team
  • Geography: Open to US artists, Open to non-US artists
  • Additional eligibility information: 

    Art Farm supports families/partners with up to two children by offering approximately 2000 square feet of studio and living space consisting of kitchen, bath, sitting and dining, two second floor private bedrooms and a fourth floor master bedroom with panoramic views of the countryside. The studio is on the third floor.

  • Application deadline: March 01
  • Additional deadline info:
    Deadline is March 1 for residency applications Deadline is March 15 for intern applications

Facilities & Services

  • Housing: Private bedroom in a shared housing facility
    Three accommodations: a 100+-year-old 3-bedroom farmhouse with shared kitchen, bathroom and sitting room; 4 story barn complex with 3 three bedrooms and shared kitchen/living/bath, wireless internet; a 125-year-old, 3 story, 3-bedroom farmhouse, with larger rooms used as studios, shared kitchen/bath in walk-in basement,wireless internet. Laundry equipment in utility rooms in all accommodations: furnishings and linens provided.
  • Meals: No meals/food provided
    During the growing season, produce is available from an organic garden and if the chickens cooperate, there are eggs. Organic grain and dairy products are available from local farmers.
  • Computer/internet access: Wireless Internet, Ethernet provided in common area, Ethernet provided in living or studio area
  • Accessibility: no
    Some studios are, some studios can be adapted on demand. Walk-in basement as part of one of the accommodations.
  • Studios/special equipment: Book Arts, Ceramics / Pottery, Exhibition / Installation, Heavy metals / Blacksmithing, Painting, Photography (non-digital), Sculpture, Woodworking
  • Additional studio information: 
    Ceramics/pottery studio (1 gas and 1 electric kilns, pug mill, electric wheel), metal (heavy fabrication and precision) equipment, woodworking (construction and furniture), letterpress, and tractors with loaders, earth-movers, and pickup truck for outdoor projects.
  • Other facilities and services: Tons of materials of all description and some empty buildings, waiting to be renovated, can be used as installation or performance sites.

Residency Fees

No fees except for the application fee

Stipends / other support

Additional expectations / opportunities

There is opportunity to participate in the October Art Harvest, open studio tours, special events, and the occasional visit of school, college and art-club groups. Artists are expected to donate one piece of artwork to Art Farm’s collection. Everyone gives 12 hours assistance based on their skills, knowledge or interest to Art Farm each week in helping to run, build, or in some way improve the residency experience for those who will follow.

Contact Information

1306 West 21 Road
Marquette, Nebraska 68854-2112
United States