Open Call

The Watermill Center: 2024 International Summer Program

The Watermill Center

With Funding
Water Mill, United States


The program is open to national and international artists 18+ years of age. A variety of disciplines are accepted, including, but not limited to: visual arts, media/new genre, performance, architecture, film/video, literature, interdisciplinary arts, and music composition. Working knowledge of English is helpful for international artists, as an interpreter will not be provided. The Watermill Center is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, sex, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and disability. For special needs or questions about accessibility, please get in touch with

Number of Participants

Each July and August, approximately 60-100 artists from over 30 countries gather at Watermill’s Long Island, NY site.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


July 08, 2024 - August 01, 2024


  • $500.00 stipend (one-time)


  • $12.00 application fee


Co-Working, Desk Space, Gallery, Individual Studio, Installation Space, Library, Shared Studio, Wood Shop


Guest House, Private Housing, Shared Bathroom, Shared Room


Breakfast, Chef on Site, Coffee, Dinner, Lunch, Snacks, Tea, Vegan, Vegetarian

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Exhibition, Performances


Acting, Architecture, Ballet, Book Arts, Chefs, Choreography, Cinematography, Collective, Comedy, Composers, Conceptual Art, Crafts & Trades, Culinary, Dance, Dance Groups, Design, Digital Media, Drawing, Fiber Arts, Fiction, Film, Illustration, Immersive Experiences, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Land Art, Literature, Makers, Moving Image, Multimedia, Music, Music Composition, Nonfiction, Opera, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Playwriting, Poetry, Public Art, Puppeteers, Research, Scholar, Screenwriting, Sculpture, Singing, Sound Art, Theatre, Theatre Directors, Video Art, Visual Arts



Program Description

The Watermill Center's longest-standing program, The International Summer Program unites a community of international artists for an annual creative intensive. Since 1992, the Summer Program has provided a unique opportunity for artists to develop new works alongside other emerging and established creative professionals, to forge an international community of collaborators across disciplines, and to push the boundaries of contemporary creative practice. Culminating in The Watermill Center’s Annual Summer Benefit, the Summer Program allows artists to develop their practice in a communal and experimental environment. Participating artists share meals, exchange ideas, collaborate on projects, attend workshops, and participate in the daily life of The Watermill Center. The program also provides opportunities to work with Founder/Artistic Director Robert Wilson and his collaborators on workshops, staging rehearsals, and installations.

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