Lighthouse Works, a nonprofit arts organization, is devoted to encouraging the development of artists at any stage of their career and to the enrichment of the year-round cultural and economic vitality of Fishers Island, New York.
To that end, the organization is inviting applications for the 2018 summer and fall cycle of its fellowship program. Fellowships run for six weeks and include studio space and group housing on Fishers Island, food, a $250 travel allowance, and a stipend of $1,500 to defray the costs of shipping materials, the purchase of art supplies, and other expenses incurred in making artwork in a remote location. (The organization believes that no artist should have to spend money to accept the opportunity of a fellowship.)
While fellows' primary obligation is to the solitary pursuit of their creative projects, every artist is expected to participate in a single studio tour, reading, or performance for the public at the conclusion of their fellowship. In addition, fellows have the chance (though they are not required) to teach workshops or mentor students in collaboration with the Art and English department at the Fishers Island School.
While the program accepts artists working in a wide range of disciplines, it is best able to accommodate visual artists, writers, and musicians. Artistic excellence is the primary criterion for acceptance as a Lighthouse Works fellow.
Lighthouse Works will begin accepting applications for the 2018 summer and fall cycle on January 1, 2018.
See the Lighthouse Works website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.