WoodLand Keep Residency

 

SEEKING RESIDENTS!

 

Over the past couple months our old home apartment has undergone the transformation of our own cozy nest to a baking, photo, and art studio -- and I'm now excited to open up the space further to host artistsactivists, and creative folks of all stripes for a 8 - 14 day residency.

This is an opportunity for artists, creative activists, politically-minded artists (defined broadly to include writers, musicians, event organizers, fabricators, etc. in addition to visual artists) of any and all mediums to stay in an affordable quiet space, work within a small rural community, or simply seek space from their own. In a broader effort to keep the creativitymagicinspiration, sharing, and communion alive as well as to support those seeking a bit of solitudebreathing spaceself-care.  I am opening up our apartment studio for this independent, self-directed, artist residency - beginning a few weeks into 2017.

Residents will live and work within a small apartment/rustic loft inside a much larger former old lumber yard building/70's artist commune. The residency can be used as an opportunity for solitude and deep reflection on creative/activist projects or as a space to carry out actions, teach, share, or organize within a very small community. Residencies are encouraged to culminate in an event that showcases and shares the artist or activist's work.

 

RESIDENTS RECEIVE

HOUSING (small downstairs bedroom with bed, bathroom, shower)
LIVING ROOM/LOFT AS WORKSPACE
DECK AND LARGE ACREAGE
SMALL GARDEN SPACE (best for spring residencies)
WIFI/LANDLINE (limited to no cell service depending on provider)
KITCHEN & AMENITIES (shared occasionally with me)
A 30 MINUTE WALK/10 MINUTE BIKE RIDE TO TOWN
LIVE ACROSS THE ROAD FROM A LAKE & HIKING TRAIL
HAVE SUPPORT WITH ORGANIZING & FACILITATING CLASSES/ACTIONS/EVENTS
HAVE SUPPORT IN DEVELOPING CREATIVE FACILITIES AROUND THE LOFT (i.e. increased materials and set-ups for various mediums)

 

RESIDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO

TEACH A CLASS
CREATE AN ACTION (solidarity, vigil, letter-writing, radical education, etc.)
ORGANIZE AN EVENT (DIY art, poetry or music show, album/book/zine/print release)
SHOW THEIR WORK
COLLABORATE (blog post, recipe, written piece, etc.)
DOCUMENT WORK CREATED DURING RESIDENCY
{insert your idea here}
 


RESIDENT ARTISTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR

BRINGING THEIR OWN MATERIALS
TRANSPORTATION TO & FROM FERRY (can offer ride once on island and island is also fairly bike-friendly {mostly flat})
PERSONAL LIVING EXPENSES (insurance, travel)
FOOD
KEEPING THE KITCHEN/SPACE CLEAN
PAYMENT OF RESIDENCY FEE (sliding scale, what you can afford)
RESPECT FOR THIS SPACE AND LAND AND PEOPLE



TO APPLY

1.  Send a brief artist's statement.
2. A description of work or project intended to complete during the residency
3. Send 3 - 15 media samples of your best work including links to your work online.
4. List 2 references with their name, relationship to you, and contact information
5. A description of class/action/event/collaborative work etc. (if you intend to organize one)

To apply or for further questions please e-mail:
 

woodlandskeep@gmail.com
 

SEEKING RESIDENT ARTISTS & ACTIVISTS FOR 10 - 14 day RESIDENCIES for WINTER & SPRING SEASON for time slots within JANUARY 20 2017 - JUNE 10 2017
 

THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE SPACE
This is a small apartment studio space in a large, rustic shared building (once a lumber yard, then 70s artists' commune) with a small family on one side and glass artist on the other. Showing respect for them, their space, and this land is very important. There is also occasionally noise from either party on the downstairs level. ALSO, on the upstairs level, if there is a heavy rain, the area around the ceiling skylight will leak. HUGELY IMPORTANT FOR VISUAL ARTISTS AND THE PROTECTION OF ALL TECHNOLOGY/COMPLETED WORKS. The leaks are always limited to this area and I will clearly point them out to you on your arrival ! And finally - water is mineral heavy - perfectly fine for doing dishes and bathing, but we will provide a 5 gallon water bottle for drinking water. If it is a market week I will be in and out and using the kitchen heavily in the couple days leading up to the market -- if you'd like an entirely private residency let me know!

Excited to hear from everyone!