Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR) is an organization founded in 2011 which brings lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer identifying emerging visual artists and poets to Fire Island, a place long-steeped in LGBTQ history, to create, commune, and contribute to the location's rich artistic history. Each summer FIAR provides free live/work space to five visual artists and three poets who work, socialize, and immerse themselves in the Fire Island community for four weeks, during which time they are visited by a handful of renowned figures from the visual art and writing communities who interact with residents through intimate visits, dinners, and discussions, providing support and feedback. The greater Fire Island community as well as visitors from New York and Long Island are invited to attend free public lectures by these esteemed guests. This has been made possible through a partnership with Arts Project Cherry Grove, who invite FIAR to hold our programming in the historic Ch
FIAR is located a couple hours from New York City in the hamlet of Cherry Grove, on Fire Island. It is known as one of, if not the oldest LGBTQ community in the world.
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