Rosario Varela: Red, Gold, and You.
Guild Hall Community Artist-in-Residence, 2020.
Photo by Anthony Madonna.
Applications are closed for the 2022 season.
Established in the Summer of 2020, Guild Hall’s Community Artist-in-Residence (CAIR) program aims to support the creative economy, imagination, and civic life of the Hamptons through commissioning three regionally–based artists to develop, present, and collaborate on new works. CAIR program offers artists the opportunity to strengthen and expand their practice in socially engaged and/or participatory work. Artists are provided with creative and administrative support, a paid stipend, and an exhibition or performance platform.
Residents will collaboratively work with Guild Hall’s Senior Associate for Learning and Public Engagement and other Guild Hall Staff to realize and produce socially engaged work throughout the residency. This includes aiding in the concept of the work/project, connecting to community groups, curating or producing final products, and more.
The program culminates with a public exhibition, performance, or presentation during Guild Hall’s Summer season. The presentation can take the shape of a curated exhibition, a staged-reading or performance in our John Drew Theater, or an outdoor installation on the Guild Hall campus.
Guild Hall’s CAIR program aims to expand and nurture creative curiosity and civic responsibility in the Hamptons through communal collaboration and experimentation.
ABOUT GUILD HALL
Guild Hall, one of the first multidisciplinary centers in the country to combine a museum, theater, and education space under one roof, was established in 1931 as a gathering place for community where an appreciation for the arts would serve to encourage greater civic participation. For nearly nine decades, Guild Hall has embraced this open-minded vision and provided a welcoming environment for the public to engage with art exhibitions, performances, and educational offerings. Art and artists have long been the engine of Guild Hall’s activities and the institution continues to find innovative ways to support creativity in everyone.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What is the length of the residency? When does it occur?
A: The residency occurs across the Summer and early Fall months, with development and workshops during the Spring/Summer (May – July), and exhibition/performance in the Summer/Fall (July – Sept.).
Q: When do applications open?
A: Applications open on Monday, March 1 and close on Monday, March 29. Artist will learn the results of their application the week of April 12.
Q: Is there a cost to the residency?
A: Besides the $25.00 application fee, CAIR is of no cost to the artist. A commission stipend of $1,500.00 is awarded to each resident.
Q: How many artists participate in a residency?
A: Guild Hall accepts two artists to the CAIR program. The two artists’ work and projects are independent of each other, though may overlap.
Q: How does Guild Hall define “socially engaged practice?” Are there examples of past projects at Guild Hall?
A: Socially Engaged practice describes art that is collaborative, often participatory, and investigates or reflects-on a social-political concept through creative production; involving people and communities in debate, collaboration, or social interaction. Past Guild Hall projects within this practice are Rosario Varela: Red, Gold, and You, Lindsay Morris: A Small Taste of Freedom, Dipti Bramhandkar: A Land Without Weather, and Aubrey Roemer: Blue It!.
Q: Is the CAIR focused on specific artists or discipline?
A: All artists – visual, literary, performing – are encouraged to apply. Guild Hall is especially interested in interdisciplinary artists with an exhibition/publication/performance history who have completed formal training or equivalent experience and recognition from peers. Artist must Live and work on the East End of Long Island (zip codes beginning with “119”).
Q: When do applications open for the CAIR?
A: Applications open in January of each year, and remain open for a period of two-months.
Q: Who views and decides the outcome of submitted applications?
A: Applications are reviewed by a selection committee of celebrated artists, creative professionals, and members of Guild Hall’s Staff.
Q: Does Guild Hall provide a studio or residential space?
A: A studio or residential space is not provided within this residency. While spaces at Guild Hall are available for workshops or events, artist must live and work on the East End of Long Island (zip codes beginning with “119”).
Guild House Artist-in-Residence/ Community Artist-in-Residence:
Principal Sponsors: Lucy and Steven Cookson, and The Hearthland Foundation
Lead Sponsors: Bobbie Braun-The Neuwirth Foundation, Christina and Alan MacDonald, and Lynn and Bruce Surry
Co-Sponsors: Diamonstein-Spielvogel Foundation/Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel, and Judith Hope
Additional Support: Nina Gillman and Mary Heilmann
Learning & Public Engagement programming is supported by The Patti Kenner Arts Education Fellowship, The Hearthland Foundation, Stephen Meringoff, Susan and Stephen Scherr, and funding from the Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Endowment Fund, and The Melville Straus Family Endowment