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Lighthouse Works

Lighthouse Works' primary focus is an artist-in-residence fellowship program that seeks to support those working in the vanguard of their creative fields. Fellowships are six weeks in length and provide room and board, studio space and $1,500 in stipends.

Artist at any stage of their career are encouraged to apply for a fellowship through our online application system. Applicants are required to fill out an application form, submit work samples and attach a CV and current work statement. Applicants are encouraged to read completely the guidelines found under the "Before You Apply" section of our website ( Please note, applications that fail to follow these guidelines will be dismissed unread.

While our staff reviews applications for completeness, a jury of professionals in each artist's field evaluates the applications. Finalists will be invited for a phone interview. Artistic excellence is the primary criteria for acceptance as a Lighthouse Works fellow.


Fishers Island, New York: United States

Lighthouse Works is located on Fishers Island, NY. Fishers Island is located at the eastern entrance to Long Island Sound and lies approximately two miles off the southeastern coast of Connecticut opposite Stonington.


  • Residency Length: 6 weeks
  • Average number of artists in residence at a time: 5
  • Number of artists accepted in most recent year: 20
  • Total applicant pool in most current year: 850


  • Artist Status: Emerging Artists
  • Application type: Open application
  • Collaboration: Must apply and be accepted individually
  • Geography: Open to US artists
  • Application deadline: October 31, February 15

Facilities & Services

  • Housing: Private bedroom in a shared housing facility
  • Meals: All/most meals are provided by organization
  • Computer/internet access: Wireless Internet
  • Accessibility: no
  • Studios/special equipment: Ceramics / Pottery, Painting, Photography (non-digital), Printmaking, Sculpture, Woodworking

Residency Fees

$25 application Fee

Stipends / other support

Room, Board, Studio Space and $1750 in Stipends

Additional expectations / opportunities

While in residence, our fellows’ primary obligation is to the solitary pursuit of their work but we do ask every fellow to participate in an artist talk on the first weekend of the fellowship and to open their studio for an afternoon at the session’s conclusion.

Contact Information

1070 Montauk Ave
Fishers Island, New York 06390
United States