Guild Hall William P. Rayner Artist-in-Residence - Guild Hall

Guild Hall William P. Rayner Artist-in-Residence

Guild Hall William P. Rayner Artist-in-Residence 2022, Holland Andrews & Shayne Case. Photo: Joe Brondo for Guild Hall

The Guild Hall William P. Rayner Artist-in-Residence (WPR AiR) program offers artist collectives the time and space to research, experiment, and develop new ideas and projects. Artists are provided with creative mentorships, administrative support, a commissioning fee, living space, and a purpose-built studio.

Throughout several 2-4 weeklong residencies, residents connect with accomplished artists, community leaders, and philanthropists at weekly salon dinners. They receive mentorship from select members of the Guild Hall Academy of the Arts, closer collaborators, and professional staff, while visiting artist studios, cultural centers, and the natural landscape of the Hamptons. The program culminates with a works-in-process presentation for an invited or public audience.

2023 Artist Collectives to be announced.

Click Here to learn more about our past Artist-in-Residence programs.


Principal Sponsor: Kathy Rayner in memory of her husband, Billy Rayner

Guild Hall’s Learning + New Works programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. Additional major support comes from The Patti Kenner Arts Education Fellowship, the Glickberg/Abrahams S. Kutler Foundation, Stephanie Joyce and Jim Vos, the Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Endowment Fund, and The Melville Straus Family Endowment.