Open Call

Apply Now to be an Artist-in-Residence at Weir Farm NHS in 2020

Weir Farm Art Alliance

No Funding
Wilton, United States


The Weir Farm Art Center encourages applications from artists representing a wide range of perspectives, demographics, and media (e.g. painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, videography, sculpture, etc.). Emerging and established, mid-career level artists may apply. Artists who are enrolled in undergraduate programs as of the date of application are ineligible for a residency and therefore should not apply. Graduate students and Doctoral candidates may apply.

Number of Participants

The AIR program at Weir Farm NHS selects ten artists to spend one month living and working at the park each year. Visual artists apply for residencies in all media and diverse artistic points of view from traditional to experimental. Building on the inspiring artistic legacy of Weir Farm NHS, the WFAC provides support to working artists, through a 10-month residency program with housing and studio space provided. Ten artists are chosen through an annual call for applicants followed by a competitive jury process.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


February 01, 2020 - November 30, 2020


  • $35.00 application fee


Desk Space, Individual Studio


Kitchen, Private Bathroom, Private Housing


No meals

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Open Studios


Animation, Architecture, Book Arts, Cartoonist, Ceramics, Conceptual Art, Design, Digital Manufacturing, Digital Media, Documentary, Drawing, Dreamers, Fiber Arts, Film, Illustration, Immersive Experiences, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Intervention, Jewelry, Makers, Metalsmith, Mixed Reality, Moving Image, Multimedia, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Sound Art, Textile, Video Art, Virtual Reality, Visual Arts



Program Description

The Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program takes place at the only National Park site dedicated to American Painting, Weir Farm National Historic Site. The Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program keeps the artistic tradition of the site alive by offering talented individuals an environment rich with history and endless amounts of inspiration in which they can produce works of art. The AIR program is operated in the Caretaker’s Cottage and AIR Studio which are located right in the middle of the park. The WFAC, under an agreement with the NPS, has managed the acclaimed program since 1998. Through this program, WFAC fosters contemporary artistic expression on site, which is a shared goal among the two organizations. The program is one of approximately 50 such AIR programs that operate in national parks around the country.

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