Open Call

Call for Site-Responsive Artists for a Residency & Commission at I-Park (with a $3,500 Stipend)


With Funding
East Haddam, United States


Artists/designers from the following creative disciplines are encouraged to apply: visual arts, music composition/sound art, language arts, architecture, new media and landscape/garden/ecological design. For 2021, all works must include a substantial physical installation that will be remain in good condition through the autumn of 2022.

Number of Participants

I-Park can only accommodate selected artists and collaborative teams. We anticipate that 6 to 7 projects will be chosen for the 2021 program.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


August 30, 2021 - September 20, 2021


  • $3,500.00 stipend (one-time)


  • $35.00 application fee


Ceramic Facility, Desk Space


Private Room, Shared Bathroom


Breakfast, Chef on Site, Coffee, Dinner, Lunch

Public Programs



Architecture, Design, Digital Media, Dreamers, Fiber Arts, Immersive Experiences, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Land Art, Makers, Music, Music Composition, Painting, Performance Art, Puppeteers, Sculpture, Social Practice, Sound Art, Textile, Visual Arts, Wearable Technology



Program Description

Applications are open now for I-Park's 2021 Site-Responsive Art Residency & Biennale. The residency element will run from August 30 to September 20 and host between 6 and 7 projects in the field of site-responsive art on-site in East Haddam, CT. A stipend of $3,500 will be awarded to each invitee, along with economy travel costs. Private living quarters, a meals program and limited local transportation services will be provided to participants. Collaborating teams are welcome to apply but the team leader is responsible for all aspects of participation, including communications and allocation of the artist’s stipend. For 2021, all works must include a substantial physical installation that will remain in good condition through the autumn of 2022.I-Park has a typical New England landscape that includes a varied topography, fields, a new growth forest, a pond, miles of stone walls, various watercourses and an established system of art/nature trails.

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