Think Tank


Artist Residency in the U.S.

I-Park Foundation Inc. Artist-in-residence

East Haddam, Connecticut
Nurturing artists and the creative process – in the fine arts and in nature.
I-Park is both an open-air and a closed-studio laboratory for individual creative pursuits in the fields of music composition/sound art, the visual arts, architecture, moving image, creative writing and landscape/garden/ecological design. From insights developed in the laboratory setting, it also develops and sponsors specially-themed cross-disciplinary projects of cultural significance – and brings these discoveries to light in the public domain.

Overview 2020 residencies are being offered from May through October. All 2020 residencies are 4-weeks in duration except for an experimental 6-week residency in September/October. Multi-disciplinary sessions consist of between 6 and 7 artists, all of whom arrive and depart at the same time, ensuring a deeply shared experience. The program opens to disciplines such as visual arts, music composition/sound art, creative writing, moving image/new media, architecture/landscape design, etc.

Application Requirements 
Online Application:

Facilities and Grants 
1) Residents are provided a private bedroom in a fully renovated 1840s farmhouse, a private studio and chef-prepared dinners five nights a week.
2) Shared amenities include a communal kitchen, Common Area for group gatherings, library, 28 art/nature trails, wireless internet, aerial drone, steam sauna out by the pond, floating living room, outdoor shower, electric kiln and a workshop outfitted with tools, materials and equipment.
3) Each residency concludes with an Open Studios event, in which members of the public are invited to meet the artists, experience their work and explore the I-Park grounds.
4) Except for a $35 application fee to help defray the cost of the discipline-specific selection panels, the residencies are fully-funded. Artists need only pay for their art supplies and transportation to and from the area. Complimentary shuttle service to a Connecticut airport or bus/train station is offered at the beginning and end of the residency session.

Application Deadlines