NEW ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAM AT EDGEWOOD FARM
Artist in Residency Program 2017
The new residency program proposed for The Truro Center for the Arts at Edgewood Farm is a pilot 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, with artists from around the country and the world creating unique contemporary works of art.
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 11+ 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 6 to 8 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 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: one to 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:
- July 30 - for October, November and December.
- January 15 – for March, April and May
- Applications are reviewed only twice a year: July 30 & February 15th. It is best to apply at least six months in advance of your preferred start date (although applications may be submitted as late as eight weeks in advance of the period applied for).
Facilities & Services
Housing: Private bedroom in a shared beautiful antique farmhouse and barn and 1 shared bathroom. Bedding, towels and laundry 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.
Application fee: $25; residency fee:
$1500/month. A limited number of scholarships are available.
All travel expenses and materials are the responsibility of the artist.
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.
Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill at Edgewood Farm
PO Box 756
Truro, MA 02666
United States Tel: 508.349.7511 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | www.castlehill.org
Ceramic Artist in Residence
Our Winter 2017 application deadline has passed. Thank you to all artists who applied!
Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill is currently offering a 3 month Ceramic Artist in Residence Program during the winter of 2017 that is designed to provide time and facilities to artists looking for a concentrated creative experience. Our goal is to give driven and self-directed artists the opportunity to enhance their personal, intellectual and creative growth by expanding their body of work or creating a specific project. Free from the distractions of every day pressures, residents will be given time and space to concentrate on their work in the beautiful setting of Cape Cod and will be awarded a shared exhibition in the Castle Hill gallery upon completion of their stay.
The residency runs from January 3 to March 31, 2017 and includes housing and studio space for $500/month. A total of two residents will be selected based on a review of application materials. Each resident will have personal workspace in a shared studio and open access to the communal ceramics studio and kilns. Materials and firing fees are payable through Castle Hill at a discounted rate. Residents will share a furnished 2 bedroom apartment equipped with a kitchen, bathroom, living room, laundry and internet access.
The ceramics facility at Castle Hill offers all standard studio equipment including wheels and a slab roller, as well as many kilns in excellent condition including: several programmable electric kilns, a Bailey gas kiln, raku, salt, and a train style wood kiln. The studio barn is nestled in the gentle hills of Truro Massachusetts, just steps from the ocean. The Cape is rich with both nature and arts activity and abounds with beaches, nature trails and small-town charm.
If you have any further questions, please contact the Ceramics Studio Manager, Brian Taylor at 508-349-7511 or email@example.com
Aly Yote Leone is a ceramic artist working in the Greater Hartford area of CT. Aly received her BFA in Ceramics with a minor in Sculpture from the University of Hartford in 2015. She is currently making work, traveling, and studying with local shamans.
Sarah Southwick was born and raised on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. She received her BA in Visual Arts from Bennington College in Vermont and recently completed a Post- Baccalaureate Certificate in Artisanry at UMass Dartmouth. Sarah has participated in residencies both nationally and internationally, including Watershed Center for the Ceramic arts in Newcastle, ME and Porcelain City Abroad in Jingdezhen, China. Often site-specific, her sculptures seek to transform space and perception around Earth’s ever changing landscapes while contemplating the relationship between society and the natural world.
Shelsea Dodd is a ceramic artist born and raised in Binghamton, New York. She received her BFA in Ceramics from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD in 2013. Her work has been shown nationally and she has worked with a number of artists and lived in various cities across the US. Through symbolism, narrative, and nostalgia, Shelsea's sculptures investigate the relationships between humans and animals on a biological, philosophical, and psychological level. Shelsea currently lives in Baltimore, MD, where she maintains a studio practice, teaches, and works as a studio technician at a local college. Follow her on Instagram @shelseadodd.
Giselle Peters was born in Regina, Saskatchewan. She completed a BFA in Ceramics from the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary and a BA in Psychology from Concordia University in Montreal. She now resides in Lethbridge, Alberta where she makes and teaches ceramic arts. Although originally coming from a painting background, she now works primarily in clay, making both functional pottery and figurative sculpture. Initially drawn to clay because of its long history and inherent relationship to archaeology, her work reflects themes of history, culture and artifact.
Liz Hafey was born and raised in Fairfield, CT, and has lived in the New England/Massachusetts area her whole life. She received her BFA at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2013 where she studied ceramics, under Ben Ryterban, Janna Longacre, Kathy King, Sarah Williams and many others within the MassArt community.
Liz focuses on creating pieces of work that mimic industry as well as political, social issues that we deal with on a daily basis. For more information please check out her website: www.lizhafey.com
Drew Johnson is a Florida based artist that received a BFA in Ceramics from the University of Florida in 2012. Since graduation, Drew has been selected for several artist assistantships as well as the studio assistant scholarship program at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. His sculptural work is exhibited nationally and is part of the permanent Rosenfield Collection.
Chris Allen is from Sparta, New Jersey. He received his BFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in December 2013. Chris uses clay to create sculptural objects that are inspired from life, continually experimenting with the properties of the material.
Born and raised in Kansas, Julia Polidoro graduated from Kansas State University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics. Awarded the Angelo C. Garzio scholarship for studio pottery as an undergraduate. Working with thrown and slip cast forms she takes inspiration from textiles and sewing.
The Outer Cape Artists in Residence Consortium (OCARC) was founded in 1995 in response to a request by the Cape Cod National Seashore (Seashore) to establish a residency program in one of its historic dune shacks at the edge of the Atlantic “back shore” in Provincetown. It offers the artist the creative stimulation that isolation and solitude provide. In the summer of 1995, OCARC was awarded the Margo-Gelb shack by the Seashore, with the first residencies being held in 1996.
OCARC is made up of four non-profit organizations - three arts organizations [the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown (FAWC), Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM), Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill (Castle Hill)] and a dune shack advocacy group, Peaked Hill Trust (PHT). PHT oversees the maintenance of the Margo-Gelb shack as well as provides the transportation to/from the shack on Saturdays.
Six residencies are awarded each year during the season of mid-May – mid-October. The first residencies included a writer, a photographer, a sculptor, two painters and a painter-poet. Since then the residencies have been of a similar mix.
Writers and Artists (artists may include painters, sculptors, photographers, printmakers, musicians, etc.) may apply for a two-week residency. Any practicing artist may apply; however priority for consideration for a residency will be given to applicants who are a Former Fellow of FAWC, a member of PAAM, or a member of Castle Hill. Those who have never participated in the program will have priority over those who have already had this opportunity.
Those who are awarded residencies will receive a two-week stay in the dunes. The dates available are for two week periods, starting and ending on Saturday:
May 20--June 3 User fee $475
June 17- July 1 User fee $750
July 15-July 29 User fee $750 Fees are higher during the "high" summer season.
August 12-August 26 User fee $750
September 09-September 23 User fee $550
September 30—October 14 User fee $400
Applications are due March 15, 2017 and the residencies are awarded shortly after, as the full season’s schedule is set at that time.
As an element of OCARC’s agreement with the National Park Service, participants are requested to develop a means of sharing their dune shack experience with a broader audience, such as through an exhibition, reading, workshop, demonstration, or exhibit. Participants should discuss their ideas for programs and venues with OCARC
LIVING IN A SHACK
The Margo-Gelb shack, which was once owned by painter Boris Margo and his wife, printmaker Jan Gelb, sits on a high dune overlooking the ocean. It has views on all directions. The one room shack is about 14 feet by 12 feet in size, with an environmentally friendly, composting outhouse nearby. The shack has two single beds, a work-dining table, sink, gas burners, a gas refrigerator, and cooking/eating utensils. There is no wood stove or other source of heat. A hand pump for water is located about 100 feet from the shack (NOTE: this is good drinking water and is tested every year.) There is a clothesline near the shack for hanging wash.
Mattresses, pillows and blankets are provided. Residents must supply towels, sheets, sleeping bags (if desired), and whatever food, art supplies and clothing they need. The National Park Service doesn't allow pets.
PHT maintains the shack and provides transportation in and out of the dunes at the beginning and end of the stay. The town of Provincetown is within walking distance, about two miles away. Because of severe erosion along the shore, the path down to the beach is somewhat longer and less direct than previously. Signs directing foot traffic are posted.
QUALIFICATIONS AND APPLICATION
The applicants need not be a Fellow of FAWC or a member of PAAM or Castle Hill, but those who fit one of these categories will be given priority, all things being equal, when considering those who will receive the residency. Also given priority are those who have never before received this residency.
The applicant must be a practicing writer or artist who demonstrates through his/her resume and letter why he/she wishes the residency and how the experience will be beneficial to him/her and the overall program by means of the public presentation.
The applicant should give an outline of that program, but may change the outline with approval of OCARC and the Seashore before the event, as long as time is allowed for proper advertising.
An application fee of $10 should accompany the application. A check should be made out to OCARC.
The application may also include three references and any other material, such as reviews, that the applicant feels will help in the selection process.
OCARC does not discriminate regarding age, religion, race, disability, etc., but a disabled person must demonstrate that he/she could negotiate a steep sand hill to the shack and any other obstacles related to primitive, isolated, living. An applicant with physical disabilities should specify needs in the application, due to the isolation and terrain of the location.
Deadline for 2017 application: March 15, 2017. The shack is available from mid-May to mid-October. Please indicate in your application the first and second choices for residency dates, two weeks, starting with a Saturday date.
Applications will be processed by a committee. A resident may have a guest or guests visiting the shack, but only one at a time. The prime intent of this experience is considered to be its isolation and how solitude may affect and enhance the creative process.
APPLICATION CHECK LIST:
- Application fee $10, check or money order made out to OCARC.
- Letter of Intent (artistic), which includes your affiliation with one of the three arts organizations, if any
- Outline of Proposal for Public Event
- Slides or DVD’s of work/photos/manuscripts/published material/reviews/etc.
- Self addressed stamped envelope if you wish material returned
- Dates, two weeks starting on a Saturday that you wish to be considered for, and/or if any dates are o.k.
- Send the above to OCARC, % Janet Whelan, 5 Cook Street, Provincetown, MA02657. (508) 487-2632..
- For questions about the application, contactJanet Whelan at firstname.lastname@example.org