A call to artists is currently available for the Deering Estate Artist-in-Residence (AIR) Program for visual, literary, performing, and cross-disciplinary artists. Artists are invited to apply before the August 1, 2019, 11:59 pm Eastern Daylight Time deadline. The application is for studio residencies and non-studio project residencies at the Deering Estate that begin as early as December 1, 2019.
About the Program: The Deering Estate seeks to continue Charles Deering’s legacy of arts patronage by supporting emerging and mid-career artists who work in a multitude of disciplines and media. The prestigious and competitive Artist-in-Residence Program is a direct extension of this legacy and acts as a wonderful incubator for creative ideas, unique experiences and collaborative opportunities that engage the public.
As a cultural arts organization, we are very proud of the role that our program has had in our artists’ careers, the positive interactions with the public and our growing cultural partnerships. We have had the privilege of presenting and collaborating with internationally acclaimed visual artists, composers, musicians, playwrights, authors, choreographers and performers.
Application Information: Interested artists must complete a formal application which is available on Submittable.com. A frequently asked questions (FAQ) section is available on the Deering Estate website to assist applicants with answers to common questions. The FAQ is also incorporated into the application format on Submittable.com.
Deadline for Submission: The complete application must be submitted by the deadline August 1, 2019, by 11:59 pm Eastern Daylight Time.
Eligibility: Eligibility information is listed within the FAQ and application format. Please read carefully to choose the appropriate residency type.
Cost: No cost is associated with the application process or residency program.
Benefits: This program offers the opportunity for professional artists to pursue their artistic disciplines, create a body of work, connect with other artists and engage the public while interacting with the historic, archeological and natural elements of the estate’s inspiring environment. Other benefits include access to archives, education and interpretive staff, and possible partnership opportunities for grants. Artists are encouraged to interact with the public during their regular studio hours whenever possible.
The AIR program offers our residents free access to the site and/or studio space for extended periods on our beautiful, inspiring and historic site. Collaboration with other residents, estate programs and estate partners are encouraged and welcome. Each artist studio is slightly different, but all provide space in one of our historic buildings for 2 to 12 months. We welcome shared and collaborative residencies and seek to include a broad scope of contemporary and traditional artistic practices. The residency does not provide for overnight housing, and artists must provide their own supplies.
Cultural arts programming at the Deering Estate is made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners and The Deering Estate Foundation, Inc.