Summer Program Application Guidelines
Summer Program 2012
Application deadline: Friday, March 30, 2012 at 5pm
The 2012 Summer Program runs from July 16 to August 19.
Admission to the program is by selection only. All applicants to the Summer Program are asked to submit the following materials online only; there are no exceptions. The Watermill Center uses Slideroom to gather applications and work samples for its International Summer Program.
The Application will be available online starting December 5, 2011 at: watermillcenter.slideroom.com
There is a $10 USD fee per proposal. Payment is accepted on the Slideroom website. If you are unable to make this payment for any reason, please notify us by using the Contact form and selecting "Summer program".
Specific application instructions are available step-by-step via Slideroom. The sections include: Personal Info, Questions, References, Letter of Motivation & Resume/CV, and Media uploads. Media samples should include current photograph/headshot and worksamples. Wherever possible, video work samples are strongly recommended. For any technical assistance during the process, please contact email@example.com. If you have any work samples that are not electronic that you would like to include, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org to determine if the items are appropriate for the application process.
Applicants will be contacted via e-mail upon receipt of their application. Final admission status will be announced at the beginning of May 2012.
About the Program
The first two weeks focus on the realization of an evening of installations and performances staged across the entire eight acres. Throughout the following three weeks, each day the artists split their time across the total program listed above. All work is delivered through mentorship of Robert Wilson, his collaborators and a cross-section of multi-disciplinary producers and specialist within a workshop environment.
Click HERE to read The Watermill Center Mission Statement.
For the past 18 years, one of the most important programs of The Watermill Center has been the International Summer Program led by Artistic Director Robert Wilson. Each summer approximately 65 artists from over 25 countries gather at Watermill for five weeks of intense creative exploration and artistic development. The Summer Program provides a unique opportunity for emerging artists to learn from established professionals in a laboratory environment. This program requires everyone, regardless of experience, to live and work communally; assisting in chores, cooking, gardening, construction or collection maintenance. This approach is crucial to understanding the collaborative working process and respecting shared resources.