Artist in Residence at Edgewood Farm 2019

The new residency program proposed for The Truro Center for the Arts at Edgewood Farm is a program developed to encourage the development of creative, intellectual and personal growth of emerging and established artists. It works in collaboration with our distinguished educational facility at the Castle Hill Campus, whose mission is to foster the arts for the local and regional community.  The Truro Center for the Arts at Edgewood Farm will focus on the development of “the artistic process”  by providing artists a beautiful place to work for an extended period of time.  The residency program at Edgewood Farm will strive to bring a broader artistic cultural conversation to the local community and economy of the Outer Cape.

The Truro Center for the Arts at “Castle Hill” was established in 1971 by a group of committed Cape Cod artists who transformed the nineteenth century barn into an art educational and community center in Truro, Massachusetts. Forty-six years later, Castle Hill continues to provide workshops, lectures, exhibitions, events and employment opportunities for residents and visitors in a relaxed, non-competitive environment that is conducive for learning about and creating art.  The workshop curriculum offered at the Castle Hill Campus is for the beginner, intermediate or professional artist and allows students to explore a wide range of artistic mediums including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, ceramics, sculpting, writing, mixed media visual arts, culinary arts and gardening workshops.  

The Truro Center for the Arts at Edgewood Farm sits on  nearly 8 bucolic acres adjacent to the Cape Cod National Seashore, the Atlantic Ocean and town conservation land.  The residency provides artists an opportunity to be in a quiet and contemplative place, within walking distance to the dunes, natural forests, ponds and spectacular beaches that are rated among the top ten most beautiful in the world.  At a time when the natural environment is at risk, Edgewood Farm will offer artists a place to regain a connection to the natural world and draw inspiration from the environment.  

Approximately 4 to 6 artists a month will have uninterrupted time to work in six studios.  Residencies are open to writers, painters, printmakers, sculptors, musicians, ceramicists and farmers.  Truro Center for the Arts at Edgewood Farm provides an open-studio residency that fosters a dynamic exchange of ideas among peers. It gives artists time to share work and discuss ideas across disciplines.  Each participating artist will be required to give a reading or a lecture and gallery exhibition or performance to the Castle Hill community and the general public.  

The residency programs are offered during 2 terms each year in the spring and fall for three months periods. Time frames will range from 2 weeks to one month to three month, plus week-long retreats in September. 


Truro Center for the Arts at Edgewood Farm is located on 11+ pristine and protected acres in the resort community of Truro at the tip of Cape Cod, Massachusetts and bounded by the Cape Cod National Seashore on the east and the Town of Truro Conservation Land on the south. More than half of the land area of the town of Truro is part of the Cape Cod National Seashore, which was established in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy and is administered by the U.S. National Park Service. Truro itself is bordered by Provincetown to the northwest, the Atlantic Ocean to the northeast, Wellfleet to the south, and Cape Cod Bay to the west. The town is thirty-eight miles by road to the county seat of Barnstable, fifty miles from the Sagamore Bridge at the Cape Cod Canal, 105 miles from Boston and 112 miles from Providence, R.I.


  • Proposed Residency Length: 2 weeks, one month, two month or three months.

  • Average number of artists in residence at a time: six to eight.


  • Application type: Open application with portfolio review.

Applicants: Open to all artists, writers, musicians & farmers from the United States and from abroad.  All residents and visitors are welcome to experience the richness and diversity of our creative community. We seek to provide every Edgewood Farm resident with an equal opportunity to pursue their creative practice and share work with the community as well as to offer residents and visitors to participate in and enjoy Truro Center for the Arts lectures, events, and programs in an inclusive artistic and literary environment. 

  • Additional eligibility information: Applicants are accepted individually. Review of work submitted is based on seriousness and quality. Artists can apply as a collaborative team as well.

  • Proposed Application deadlines:

    • August 31 for October, November and December, 2 week or 1 month residency

    • March 1 for March, April & May (date is extended as a few openings came up)

  • Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. It is suggested to submit at least 6 weeks prior to residency start dates.

Facilities & Services

  • Housing: Private bedroom in a shared beautiful antique farmhouse and barn. Bedding & towels are not provided and are the responsibility of the resident.

  • Meals: Shared kitchen facilities available; meals are not provided.

  • Computer/internet access: Computer and internet connection is provided in common (shared) area; wireless internet is available.

  • Accessibility: Housing/grounds/studios are accessible 24 hours a day at Edgewood Farm.

  • Studios/special equipment: Studios are available for painting, printmaking, drawing, photography, ceramics, sculpture, and writing. All materials are the responsibility of the artist.

  • Smoking: Permitted outdoors only.

  • Laundry: is available on the premises.

  • Other available facilities: The Castle Hill Campus has a well-equipped ceramic studio and houses electric and gas kilns, a salt kiln, and a wood-fired kiln. It has a darkroom (October, November) and a media/computer lab. Life-modeling sessions are held on a weekly basis. The Edgewood Farm Campus has a well-equipped printmaking studio as well as studio space alongside living spaces for painters, photographers and writers, and an outdoor work-space for sculptors. We do not yet have a forge.

Residency Fees

Application fee: $25
 Residency fee: $1500/month. or $850 for 2 weeks

All travel expenses and materials are the responsibility of the artist.  International applicants are welcome to apply.  Castle Hill actively seeks applicants from all backgrounds, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, disability, HIV status or veteran status. 


Additional opportunities

There are many lectures, readings, art openings, studio visits, yoga classes, and other community events that residents may participate in if they choose; however, participation is entirely voluntary.

Contact Information

Truro Center for the Arts
P.O. Box 756
Truro, MA, 02666

Email Cherie:
Phone: 508-349-7511