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Weir Farm Artist in Residence Studio at Weir Farm National Historic Site
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Weir Farm Art Center

Visual artists in all media and all styles are encouraged to apply for residencies of two weeks to one month on on the pastoral grounds of Weir Farm National Historic Site.

The Weir Farm Art Center’s program provides living and studio space for one artist at a time, although two artists working collaboratively may reside together. The residence is located in a charming 1,100 sq. ft. historic cottage, built in the mid 1800s and located on the Weir Farm site. A large recently completed separate studio just a few steps from the residence is equipped with a professional easel, several large and small tables, and a variety of hand tools. Printmakers may rent off- site facilities through an affiliation with the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, CT. The cottage is comfortably furnished with l i n e n s , wired and wireless internet, and a fully equipped kitchen. Having a car is extremely helpful although it is not a necessity.

Location

Wilton, Connecticut: United States

The Weir Farm Art Center residency is located at Weir Farm National Historic Site, about 1 1/4 hours from New York City. The park is comprised of 60 acres of meadows, pastures and forests studded with historic stone walls. Adjacent is the Weir Preserve, owned by Weir Farm Art Center, 120 more unspoiled acres with walking trails and unspoiled vistas. The landscape is maintained to approximate the way it looked when painted by Julian Alden Weir, Childe Hassam, and other American impressionists.

Statistics

  • Residency Length: From 2 weeks - one month
  • Average number of artists in residence at a time: One
  • Number of artists accepted in most recent year: 12

Eligibility

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

    Visual artists in all media and all styles are encouraged to apply for residencies of two weeks to one month on on the pastoral grounds of Weir Farm National Historic Site.

  • Application deadline: January 15, July 15
  • Application Ongoing: No
  • Additional deadline info:
    January 15 deadline for May - October residencies July 15 deadline for November - April residencies

Past Residents & Quotes

"I want to thank you for such a brilliant experience. I really miss the studio. The space was a dream for me- it was very freeing and I'm sure that was reflected in the works I produced." Roxanne Faber Savage, October 2012

Facilities & Services

  • Housing: Private housing (individual apartment/cabin/house)
    Artists live in a private 1800's farmhouse on the grounds of Weir Farm National Historic Site.
  • Meals: No meals/food provided
    Artists providde their own groceries and meals.
  • Computer/internet access: Computer and internet connection provided in living or studio area (private), Wireless Internet, Ethernet provided in living or studio area
  • Accessibility: housing/grounds/studios are accessible
    Studio is fully accessible. Residence has one step up to porch and another step up to threshold. One floor living.
  • Studios/special equipment: Digital media, Exhibition / Installation, Fiber arts, Film / Digital editing, Painting, Photography (digital), Printmaking, Sculpture
  • Additional studio information: 
    Weir Farm Art Center maintains a relationship with the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, CT.

Residency Fees

$35 Application fee, payable by check or through PayPal with PayPal account or major credit card. No PayPal account necessary.

Stipends / other support

Additional expectations / opportunities

-Take a tour within the first week of residency. - Give a presentation at the Wilton Library, lasting not more than 1 1/2 hours. -Hold an informal Open Studio for Weir Farm National Historic Site staff and volunteers.

Contact Information

735 Nod Hill Road
Wilton, Connecticut 06897
United States