Application Deadline: January 25, 2016
I-Park, located in rural East Haddam, CT (U.S.), announces its 2016 multi-disciplinary artists-in-residence program. The program is open to composers and those working in the field of sound art/design/sculpture. Other creative disciplines represented: visual arts, architecture, moving image, creative writing and landscape/garden/ecological design. Self-directed residencies are being offered from May through November, 2016. Most residencies are 4-weeks in duration. International applicants are welcome. I-Park provides comfortable, private living quarters in a renovated 1850’s era farmhouse, a private studio and a meals program.
I-Park’s music studio is outfitted with an upright piano, numerous digital keyboards, MIDI interface and synthesizer modules, basic studio and field recording equipment and a selection of obscure/specialty, including percussion, instruments and audio gear.
While the typical residency revolves around studio work, those wishing to create sound installations in the landscape will have broad access to I-Park’s expansive grounds.
Work samples are evaluated through a competitive, juried process. A $30 application fee helps defray the cost of the independent selection panel. Accepted composers/sound artists are responsible for their own work materials as well as transportation to and from the area. The program is otherwise offered at no cost to invitees.
I-Park will also be hosting two Special Programs in 2016, a Composers + Musicians Collaborative Residency and a Family-Friendly Residency (an experimental program dedicated to artists with dependent children). These programs will have a separate application deadline. Visit the I-Park website at www.i-park.org for more information on these Special Programs.