Residencies 2017 Watermill Center’ International Funded Summer Program
International Deadline: January 20, 2017 – The Watermill Center is now accepting applicants for the 2017 International Summer Program
For more than two decades, The Watermill Center has hosted the International Summer Program led by Artistic Director Robert Wilson. With up to 100 artists from over 30 countries in attendance each year, The Watermill Center’s magnificent eight-and-a-half acre site provides an unparalleled platform for collaboration, innovation and creation.
Attendees are provided with the unique opportunity to intimately observe and participate in the artistic process and methods employed by Robert Wilson while also working closely with his esteemed staff of accomplished professionals across a variety of disciplines. Each year, participants spend up to five weeks on Long Island refining their practice, expanding perspectives and forming lasting relationships with other artists from across the globe.
International Summer Program participants receive access to extensive resources that are central to the Watermill experience: daily meetings with Robert Wilson; lectures on subjects including theater and opera innovation, installation, design, and science, led by scientists, cultural luminaries and established artists; opportunities to propose and develop new work for public presentation during the annual Watermill Summer Benefit and Discover Watermill Day; theater production archives; an extensive physical and digital library; and the highly personal and eclectic Watermill Collection of art objects and artifacts, which range widely across all continents, from the Stone Age to the present. Additionally, participants are encouraged to audition for Robert Wilson’s summer staging rehearsals and participate in workshops with his collaborators, as well as network with the local arts-supporting community.
PROGRAM DATES: July 17 – August 19, 2017
WHO SHOULD APPLY
Individual artists, students, or artistic professionals from all disciplines, backgrounds and cultures who are interested in participating in a collaborative environment contributing to workshops of new international productions and exhibitions, creating and executing site-specific performances and installations, designing and executing landscaping projects, and attending lectures by scholars and established artists. Makeup artists, costume designers and fabricators, architects, electricians, carpenters, graphic artists, and videography and theater technicians are encouraged to apply.
Since 2008, the tuition for each International Summer Program participant has been provided in full by the Byrd Hoffman Watermill Foundation. The Foundation spends approximately $8,000 on each artist, which covers housing, food, local transportation, materials needed for work in the program, and the operating cost of the facility. The Foundation raises these funds through sponsorships from foundations, as well as individual benefactors who support the mission of The Center by joining the Watermill Mentor Program.
There is a $10 USD fee per proposal that covers the cost of the application.
The Application Requires:
- Personal Information
- Qualifications,Interests, and Letter of Motivation
- Special Opportunities– gives you the opportunity to express interest in additional participation opportunities.
- References: 2 references are required – the panel will contact references if they need additional information (letters are NOT required, only contact information at this time).
- Attachment: Resume / CV
- Media uploads: images, videos, pdfs, and audio files can be uploaded or linked to.
Admission to the program is by selection only. You can expect to hear from the committee by mid-April via email.
The Watermill Center, as we know it, opened to the public in 2006. It consists of a 20,000+ square foot building and eight-and-a-half acre grounds and sculpture gardens. In addition to the long-standing International Summer Program, expanded programming in the fall and spring include an Artist-in-Residence Program, workshops and classes, conferences and lectures, and a variety of local and international educational partnership programs.
The Watermill Center
39 Watermill Towd Road
Water Mill, NY 11976
+1 (631) 726-4628