Offshore is a traveling artists-in-residency program designed to bring together dedicated artists and writers from all backgrounds for a week-long journey at sea.
Each Offshore journey navigates to a specific, historic region, where participants engage with local communities through special exhibitions, projects, talks, screenings and events coordinated by the program. Through these relationships, artists will have the opportunity to reflect upon their work and its objectives outside of marketplace demands and experience the rigors and rewards of sailing under the guidance of experienced captains.
Like any dedicated creative practice, sailing a boat requires constant awareness and adjustment. Offshore is designed to draw upon these symmetries, providing a profound change of perspective and renewed approach to ideas and methodology. Founded by artists and sailors, Offshore is committed to offering its residents an unparalleled and transformative experience at sea, which has inspired some of the greatest works of art and literature for centuries.
Through development and donations, Offshore seeks to eliminate the financial and logistical obstacles that might otherwise prevent artists from participating. All residents are provided with room and board for the duration of the trip. There is no private studio space on the boat and limited storage for studio
supplies. Residents are strongly encouraged to work within the communal space provided on deck and at locations where the boat is docked along the journey.
Sailing a boat requires a combination of focused attention, skill and a finely tuned sensitivity to nature. While we are not a sailing school, each resident can learn the responsibilities involved in sailing and maintaining a boat through a shared list of duties. All boats are chartered privately and captained by experienced and certified sailors with a background in the arts.
Offshore Residency is founded and run by artists and sailors.
All boats are chartered privately and captained by experienced and certified sailors with a background in the arts.
Offshore Residency works with partner organizations to charter boats for each trip.
- Weeks: 1
- Visual Art
- Performing Arts
- Textile Art