Art Farm’s artist residency program is for professionals, emerging or established, in all areas of the arts, humanities, and areas related: offering accommodations and studio space to pursue their art in exchange for a contribution of labor of 12 hours per week to help renovate and maintain Art Farm’s buildings and grounds as well as other projects, suited to skills and temperament.
All who apply need to be self-motivated and resourceful. Art Farm’s location is semi-isolated and rural and because of this condition, cooperation, social tolerance and an ability to share tasks is helpful.
Residencies are available between 1 June and 1 November, with accommodations available for up to twelve residents at one time: collaborators and couples are welcome to apply.
Residencies are also offered to families/partners with up to two children in approximately 2000 square feet of studio and living space consisting of kitchen, bath, sitting and dining, two second floor private bedrooms and a fourth floor master bedroom with panoramic views of the countryside. The studio is on the third floor. If there are no children, then the two private bedrooms are given to other residents and they would share your living space as well.
When applying, consider that it might take a little time to adjust to the environment, particularly if you are new to Nebraska, and if you are planning a large outdoor project, the weather may not always be your cooperative companion. A note to families: this is not an urban park, but a real farm with biting insects, feral animals, dirt, construction projects, and large machines. Finally, pets cannot come with you.
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Art Farm operates on a labor-intensive principle and requests a contribution of labor 12 hours weekly. Initially for each resident, this is during weekday mornings, based on weather conditions and the project, but as you become familiar with the general organization and schedule of Art Farm, you may choose working times, at any time during the day, better suited to your personal preference. As maintenance is a constant activity, most projects include general construction, deconstruction and carpentry, grounds maintenance, with some fund raising projects and office work. There are scores of projects happening in every building and you are may pick from whichever one matches your temperament or interest. If you wish to learn construction skills, this could be your chance to pick up a little knowledge about renovation, studio improvements, building dismantling, salvaging and material reuse.
'Facilities' is used here as a wide net covering machinery, equipment, materials, and the general technical advice offered by Art Farm in the areas of metalworking, woodworking, letterpress printing, engineering, earthmoving, and ceramics, complete with an assortment of metal scrap, electronics, paper, timber/logs, on site clay, etc., and abundance of organic materials: tractors, loaders, wagons and pickup truck etc. are accessible for moving and lifting heavy materials. Intern assistance is available on a per need basis. If you need a specific tool, machine, or material, just send an email to check if it exists at Art Farm.
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