Applications for The Watermill Center Residency Program will be accepted between March and June 2014. Please check back here for updates.
Click HERE to view a slide show of artists at work during the Fall 2011 / Spring 2012 Residency Season.
The Watermill Center Residency Program began in 2006, when the Center officially opened as a year-round facility. Over the course of the program, up to twenty collectives or individual artists take up residence at the Center to create collaborative works that critically investigate, challenge, and extend the existing norms of performance practice. By June of 2013, the Center will have hosted over 100 residency groups.
The Residency Program, which runs from January to June and September to December, gives young artists the opportunity to utilize The Watermill Center as a home and a workshop to create and develop their own work. Each residency varies in length according to artists’ and project needs and generally lasts from two to six weeks, when artists have a concentrated period to focus on their work. Residencies are chosen by a distinguished international selection committee composed of artists, academics, and cultural leaders across all disciplines.
In addition to creating and developing their work, artists share their creative process at Watermill with the community through open rehearsals, workshops, and artist talks. We believe this is an important growth experience for young artists as they learn to talk about their work, interact with the public, and receive audience feedback as they move forward in the process of creation. The Center supplements these public gatherings with lectures, seminars, screenings, educational partnerships, internships, and other creative engagements throughout the year.
Watermill is part of a growing international network of like-minded institutions and offers resident artists the opportunity for personal and artistic development within this network of contacts. For example, residents have gone on to (or will) perform at the New Museum, PS122, Clocktower Gallery, Americas Society, Performa, the Donaufestival near Vienna, Kampnagel in Hamburg, CPR - Center for Performance Research, Baryshnikov Arts Center and other institutions.
The Watermill Center Residency Program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Application Process Video