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

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Guild Hall William P. Rayner Artist-in-Residence

Hamptons Dance Project in rehearsal at the Guild Hall William P. Rayner Artist-in-Residence studio. Pictured: Catherine Hurlin, Michael de la Nunez, Craig Salstein. Photo: Joe Brondo for Guild Hall

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

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 and professional staff, while visiting artist studios, cultural centers, and the natural landscape of the Hamptons. The program culminates with a presentation of works-in-process for either an invited or public audience. Invited audiences consist of artists, community leaders, philanthropists, and industry professionals with the intention of raising support and potential transfer of work to other institutions. The presentation can take the shape of a curated exhibition, performance, recital, outdoor installation, reading, lecture, or other format.

Residents are invited to the program by a committee of celebrated artists, creative professionals, members of Guild Hall’s Academy of the Arts, and Senior Leadership. Past selection committee members have included composer Carter Burwell, artist Eric Fischl, architectural writer Paul Goldberger, photographer Ralph Gibson, theatre-maker Stephen Hamilton, science writer Dava Sobel, director/choreographer Susan Stroman, creative writer Frederic Tuten, artist Carrie Mae Weems, and poet Phil Schultz.


Jose Sebastian & Hamptons Dance Project
January 9-23 and August 7-21

Catherine Galasso and City of Wom_n
March 2-20

Holland Andrews and Shayne Case
July 10-July 27

Daniel Vlcek & Tom Kotik
October 22-November 19


The Guild Hall William P. Rayner Artist-in-Residence program aims to support artist collectives in their creative development through providing dedicated time for experimentation, professional support and connection, a commissioning fee, and a public platform for testing new work.


Catherine Galasso & Company in rehearsal at ​The Tower, Guild Hall William P. Rayner Artist-in-Residence, 2022. Pictured: Saori Tsukada, Indah Mariana, Martita Abril, and Toni Carlson. Photo: Matthew Rosario, Guild Hall Teen Arts Council 2022 for Guild Hall


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


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