Cuttyhunck Island Artist Residency: (Due. June 1)

https://www.cuttyhunkislandresidency.com/fall-artist-residency

Cuttyhunk Island Artists' Residency
Residency Dates: September 3 - 11, 2019
Visiting Artist: Margaret Bowland
Guest Speaker: Dexter Wimberly
Guest Art Critic/Historian: Tyler Green
Scholarships Available
Application Deadline: June 1

Cuttyhunk Island Artists’ Residency offers artists the time to focus on their work in a beautiful, remote setting far removed from the distractions of everyday life. An intimate group of twelve visual artists gather on Cuttyhunk Island for eight days to share ideas and learn from each other while working on their individual projects. We invite visiting artists and art professionals each session to do slide talks and meet with each participant for informal critique sessions. The visiting artists work alongside the participants on their own projects and we all sit down to meals together.

CIAR accepts visual artists working in all mediums. With the unique natural environment of Cuttyhunk Island, we encourage applicants who will benefit from nature as a tool in their creative process. Our facilities are conducive to artists with a portable studio practice, an ability to work on projects with easy set-up and break-down methods. We set up studio spaces on our large wraparound, covered porch overlooking Vineyard Sound. We also see this time as a way for artists to wander, think, and sketch. The beautiful nature trails and quiet beaches offer a sense of escape from our busy lives.

2019 Visiting Artist and Art Professionals:

Visiting Artist: Margaret Bowland--Brooklyn based figurative painter and professor at New York Academy of Art. www.margaretbowland.com

Guest Speaker / Professional Practices: Dexter Wimberly--NYC based independent curator and CEO of Art World Conference. www.instagram.com/dexterwimberly/

Guest Art Critic/Historian: Tyler Green--Award-winning art critic/historian, producer and host of "The Modern Art Notes Podcast" —a weekly audio program of interviews with artists, historians, and curators. Author of the book, “Carleton Watkins: Making the West American.” https://manpodcast.com/about-2/host-tyler-green/

Learn more about CIAR here: www.cuttyhunkislandresidency.com/fall-artist-residency

Location

Cuttyhunk Island, Massachusetts: United States

Cuttyhunk is the Southernmost Elizabeth Island off the coast of Massachusetts. This quiet, little island is New England's best kept secret. At just two square miles in size, Cuttyhunk is home to some of the most beautiful beaches and nature trails in the region. The only mode of transport to the island is by a passenger-only ferry. Visitors cannot bring cars, so we get around the island on golf carts or by foot. When participants are not working, they can swim at one of the four beaches, explore the winding paths that lead to oyster ponds and shorelines scattered with sea glass, or head down to the docks for a lobster roll and iced coffee. Participants stay at the historic Avalon Inn, built in 1909. The inn is perched on the southeastern side of Cuttyhunk with stunning views of Buzzards Bay and Martha's Vineyard. See Accommodations here: https://www.cuttyhunkislandresidency.com/artaccommodation

Statistics

  • Residency Length: 8 nights

  • Average number of artists in residence at a time: 12

  • Number of artists accepted in most recent year: 10

  • Total applicant pool in most current year: 73

Eligibility

  • Application type: Open application

  • Geography: Open to US artists, Open to non-US artists

  • Additional eligibility information: 

    CIAR accepts visual artists woking in all mediums. We offer three full scholarships - a full scholarship covers the entire cost of the program including accommodation, all meals, visiting artist mentorship, and a round-trip ferry ticket to Cuttyhunk from New Bedford, MA. Partial scholarships are also available. Learn about scholarships here: www.cuttyhunkislandresidency.com/artists-apply

  • Application deadline: June 01

  • Application Ongoing: No

  • Additional deadline info:Apply by 11:59PM EDT, June 1 www.cuttyhunkislandresidency.com/artists-apply

Past Residents & Quotes

Past residents: 

Tania Alvarez,Emily Bennett, Scott Bluedorn, Maya Brodsky, Alicia Brown, Grace Colletta, Tenley DuBois, Teresa Dunn, Nicole Duval, Alfonso Gosalbez, Christina Graham, Allison Gray, Lucy Han, Jennifer Hart, Jonathan Herrera, Allison Hill-Edgar, Che Min Hsiao, Lisa Lebofsky, Sally Maca, Shantel Miller, Felice Panagrosso, Phoebe Peterson, Liz Russell, Daniel Sullivan, Tricia Townes.

The most nurturing and positive experience an artist could have or hope for.

— Daniel Sullivan

Facilities & Services

  • Housing: Private bedroom in a shared housing facility, Shared bedroomParticipants stay at the historic Avalon Inn, built in 1909. The Inn is perched on the southeastern side of Cuttyhunk, with stunning views of Buzzards Bay and Martha's Vineyard. Residency rates are based on whether you choose a private or shared room. Many rooms have private bathrooms with claw-foot bathtubs. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner is included. See Accommodations here: www.cuttyhunkislandresidency.com/artaccommodation

  • Meals: All/most meals are provided by organizationAll meals are prepared and served by private chefs. We happily accommodate individual needs and dietary restrictions.

  • Computer/internet access: Wireless Internet

  • Accessibility: housing/grounds/studios are accessibleOutdoor studios are on the ground level and are handicap assessable. Ground floor bedrooms are handicap accessible.

  • Additional studio information: 

    Our facilities are conducive to artists with a portable studio practice, an ability to work on projects with easy set-up and break-down methods. We set up studio spaces on our large wraparound, covered porch overlooking Vineyard Sound.

  • Other facilities and services: Public buildings on the island are available for indoor studio space.

Residency Fees

We offer three full scholarships - a full scholarship covers the entire cost of the program including accommodation, all meals, visiting artist mentorship, and a round-trip ferry ticket to Cuttyhunk from New Bedford, MA. Partial scholarships are also available. Learn about scholarships here: www.cuttyhunkislandresidency.com/artists-apply Residency rates depend on whether you choose a private or shared room. A: $1,450 (Shared room) B: $1,900 (Single room) These rates cover the entire cost of the program including accommodation, all meals, visiting artist mentorship, and a round-trip ferry ticket to Cuttyhunk from New Bedford, MA.

Jamie Earnest