Established in 2016, Guild Hall’s Guild House Artist-in-Residence (GHAIR) program offers artists and collectives the time and space to research, experiment, and develop new ideas/projects. Artists are provided with creative feedback and administrative support, a paid stipend, live/workspace on the Guild Hall campus, and an exhibition or performance platform.
Throughout the month–long residency, artists will have the opportunity to connect with accomplished artists, community leaders, and philanthropists at weekly salon dinners, receive mentorship from select members of our Academy of the Arts and Staff, and visit artist studios, cultural centers, and the natural preserves of the Hamptons.
The program culminates with a public exhibition, performance, or presentation that can take the shape of a curated exhibition, a staged-reading in our John Drew Theater, an outdoor installation on the Guild Hall campus, a reading or lecture, or other format.
Guild Hall’s GHAIR program aims to support early-career artists in their creative development through providing dedicated time for experimentation, professional support and connecting, and a public platform for testing new work.
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.