Fall Residency

Fall-Residency-4During Watershed’s month-long fall residency, a small group of artists form a dynamic environment ripe for creative interaction and self-directed exploration. This unique opportunity encourages artists to immerse themselves in the studio, free from distractions and obligations. The residency provides time to develop your portfolio and connect with other artists.

Artists live in Watershed’s heated cabins and have full use of the communal kitchen, dining room, studio, and kiln facilities. Residents are responsible for their own food, and may prepare meals as a group or individually. During the residency, artists can choose to participate in community firings and workshops held on campus.

Because of Watershed’s rural location, participants are strongly encouraged to bring a car to the residency.  Staff are not able to provide artists with regular transportation during the session.

2017 Dates:

September 5 – October 3

Fees:

The cost to attend the Fall Residency is the combined total of the residency fee and the housing fee. These fees cover 24-hour studio access, use of Watershed’s kitchen, common rooms, wifi, housing in private or double cabin rooms, and the option to participate in  Fall Workshops. Materials and firings are paid for at the end of the session and generally range from $100-$500. A $200 non-refundable deposit is due with registration and is applied toward the cost of the residency.

Residency Fee:

$925

Housing Fees:

Single Room, Private Bath:

$900

Double Room, Private Bath:

$675 per person

Single Room, Shared Bath:

$600

Double Room, Shared Bath

$525 per person

Registering for a fall residency is easy: simply fill out the registration form and include images of your work. Watershed will follow up with you to welcome you to the residency and to verify that you’re comfortable working independently in a studio environment. After that conversation, if either party decides the residency is not a good match within 72 hours, Watershed will reimburse the $200 residency deposit.

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Financial Assistance

A limited number of work-exchange positions are available for artists who demonstrate financial need. In exchange for 16 hours of work per week, residents pay a total reduced residency and housing fee of $900. Work projects typically involve buildings and grounds maintenance or office assistance. Applications are accepted and considered on a rolling basis.

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