Lighthouse Works is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization devoted to encouraging the development of artists and the enrichment of the year-round cultural and economic vitality of Fishers Island, New York.
To that end, the organization has issued an open call for applications for its spring 2020 fellowship program sessions. Fellowships are six weeks in length and provide fellows with housing, food, studio space, a $250 travel allowance, and a $1,500 stipend. The fellows live together in a farmhouse dating from the late 1800s with a small vegetable garden in the front. Each fellow has a private bedroom and access to a shared bathroom, kitchen, and living space. In addition, Lighthouse Works maintains a wood and metal shop, a Paragon kiln, a black-and-white darkroom, and a letterpress print shop, all of which are available to fellows. While in residence, fellows’ primary obligation is the solitary pursuit of their work, though every fellow is asked to participate in an artist talk on the first weekend of the fellowship and to open their studio for an afternoon at the session’s conclusion.
Sessions will be held March 17 to April 28, 2020; May 12 to June 23, 2020; and July 7 to August 18, 2020.
Artistic excellence is the primary criteria for acceptance as a Lighthouse Works fellow. The program accepts artists working in a wide range of disciplines but is best able to accommodate visual artists and writers.
There is a $25 application fee.
To be eligible, applicants must be at least 21 and based in the United States.
See the Lighthouse Works website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.