Apply now for Deering Estate Artist-in-Residence Program

The Deering Estate’s engaging Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program has launched the application for the 2023 season.

A call to artists currently is available for visual, literary, performing, and cross-disciplinary arts and artists are invited to apply before the Aug. 31, 11:59 p.m. deadline. The application is for studio residencies and non-studio project residencies at the Deering Estate, beginning as early as Jan. 1, 2023.

The Deering Estate seeks to continue Charles Deering’s legacy of arts patronage by supporting emerging and mid-career artists who work in a multitude of disciplines and media. The prestigious and competitive Artist-in-Residence Program is a direct extension of this legacy, and acts as a wonderful incubator for creative ideas, unique experiences, and collaborative opportunities that engage the public.

Interested artists must complete a formal application, which is available at https://deeringestate.slideroom.com/#/login/program/66927. A printable Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document is available on the Deering Estate website to assist applicants with answers to common questions. You can find this and more information on the Deering Estate at https://deeringestate.org/arts/artists-in-residence/.

Completed applications must be submitted by the deadline of Aug. 31, by 11:59 p.m.
Eligibility information is listed within the FAQ and application format. Read carefully to choose the appropriate residency type.

There is no cost associated with the application process or residency program.

This program offers the opportunity for professional artists to pursue their artistic discipline, create a body of work, connect with other artists, and engage the public, while interacting with the historic, archeological, and natural elements of the Estate’s inspiring environment. Other benefits include access to archives, education and interpretive staff, and possible grant and partnership opportunities. Artists are encouraged to interact with the public during their regular studio hours whenever possible.

The AIR program offers residents free access to the site and/or studio space for extended periods on the beautiful, inspiring, and historic site. Collaboration with other residents, Estate programs, and Estate partners are encouraged and welcomed. Each artist studio is slightly different, but all provide space in one of the historic buildings for two to 12 months.

The Deering Estate welcomes shared and collaborative residencies and seek to include a broad scope of contemporary and traditional artistic practices. The residency does not provide for overnight housing, and artists must provide their own supplies.

The Deering Estate is a 21st Century house museum, cultural and ecological field station, and a national landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places, owned by the State of Florida, and managed by Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department. 2022 marks the 100th anniversary of the construction of the Stone House, and along with philanthropic partners, the Deering Estate Foundation and 100 Ladies of Deering, the estate will be hosting a series of events and programs in celebration of this momentous occasion.

The Deering Estate is located at 16701 SW 72 Ave. in Palmetto Bay.


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