Call for Applications:
The Watermill Center International Artist Residency Program
May 31, 2011
Online Application Portal:
The Watermill Center, a laboratory for performance is now accepting applications for its Fall 2011 / Spring 2012 Residency Program for multi-disciplinary international artists. The program invites artists of all disciplines to take up residence at The Watermill Center to create collaborative works that critically investigate, challenge, and extend the existing norms of performance practice. The Watermill Center has forged partnerships with leading institutions to help reach new networks and further workshop the projects. This current application cycle features partnerships with ArteEast, CPR – Center for Performance Research, Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, New York Theatre Workshop, and Works & Process at the Guggenheim Museum; as well as access to international institutional partner networks. To read more about the program, view past residencies, and apply online please visit:
About the Fall 2011 / Spring 2012 Artist Residency Program
The Watermill Center Residency Program began in 2006, and in five seasons has hosted 72 artist residencies. The Residency Program runs from September to June and gives young artists the opportunity to live and work at The Watermill Center as a home to create and develop new work. Each residency varies in length according to artists’ and project needs, and generally lasts from one to four weeks. A distinguished international selection committee composed of interdisciplinary artists, academics, and cultural leaders (see below) meets in July each year to select the artist groups that will be invited to the residency program.
In addition to creating and developing their own work, artists share their creative process at Watermill with the public through open rehearsals, workshops, and/or artist talks. Through partnership initiatives, some residencies go on to showcase their work in NYC and abroad.
The Watermill Center | Mission Statement
Watermill is a laboratory for performance founded by Robert Wilson as a unique environment for young and emerging artists from around the world to explore new ideas. Watermill draws inspiration from all the arts and cultures as well as from social, human and natural sciences. Watermill is a global community of artists. Living and working together among the extensive collection of art and artifacts lies at the heart of the Watermill experience. Watermill is a haven for the next generations of artists, supporting their work among a network of international institutions and venues that embrace new interdisciplinary approaches.
About The Watermill Center
This former Western Union communication research facility on the eastern end of Long Island opened year-round in 2006. The Watermill Center itself is a 20,000+ square foot flexible working space including a 6,000 volume research library, galleries, rehearsal and staging spaces, workshops, offices, and residences situated on six acres of artist-designed and landscaped grounds. The Watermill Collection of over 7,000 art and artifact pieces spanning the history of humankind is integrated into all aspects of the building and grounds as a reminder that the history of each civilization is told by its artists.
Marina Abramovic, Marie-Claude Beaud, Kristy Edmunds, Jonathan Safran Foer, RoseLee Golberg, Alanna Heiss, Jürgen Kluge, Xavier Le Roy, Albert Maysles, Michael Morris, Gérard Mortier, Ida Nicolaisen, John Rockwell, Dr. Thomas F. Schutte, Richard Sennett, Taryn Simon, Nike Wagner, and Robert Wilson.