Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill

Name of Residency: Artist Residency at Edgewood Farm

The Truro Center for the Arts at Edgewood Farm sits on nearly 8 bucolic acres adjacent to the Cape Cod National Seashore, the Atlantic Ocean and town conservation land. The residency provides artists an opportunity to be in a quiet and contemplative place, within walking distance to the dunes, natural forests, ponds and spectacular beaches that are rated among the top ten most beautiful in the world. At a time when the natural environment is at risk, Edgewood Farm will offer artists a place to regain a connection to the natural world and draw inspiration from the environment.

Approximately 4 to 6 artists a month will have uninterrupted time to work in six studios. Residencies are open to writers, painters, printmakers, sculptors, musicians, ceramicists and farmers. Truro Center for the Arts at Edgewood Farm provides an open-studio residency that fosters a dynamic exchange of ideas among peers. It gives artists time to share work and discuss ideas across disciplines. Each participating artist will be required to give a reading or a lecture and gallery exhibition or performance to the Castle Hill community and the general public.

The residency programs are offered during 2 terms each year in the spring and fall for three months periods. Time frames will range from 2 weeks to one month to three month.

We also offer a 3 month Residency for Emerging Potters in January, February, March. Castle Hill has an incredible ceramic studio, with 3 electric kilns, a gas kiln, salt kiln and a wood kiln.


Residency Programme since: 2012
Description of Organisation: Truro Center for the Arts at Edgewood Farm is located on 7+ pristine and protected acres in the resort community of Truro at the tip of Cape Cod, Massachusetts and bounded by the Cape Cod National Seashore on the east and the Town of Truro Conservation Land on the south. More than half of the land area of the town of Truro is part of the Cape Cod National Seashore, which was established in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy and is administered by the U.S. National Park Service. Truro itself is bordered by Provincetown to the northwest, the Atlantic Ocean to the northeast, Wellfleet to the south, and Cape Cod Bay to the west. The town is thirty-eight miles by road to the county seat of Barnstable, fifty miles from the Sagamore Bridge at the Cape Cod Canal, 105 miles from Boston and 112 miles from Providence, R.I.
Organisation founded in: 1971
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Other
If other, please specify: Nonprofit Arts Center
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Exhibition at end of residency
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1 – 3
Number of studios: 4
Number of artists in residence at one time: 5
Studio type and size: Shared studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Shared Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Printmaking
  • Textile Art
  • Photography
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Shared accommodation
  • Shared studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Exhibition space
  • Ceramic facilities
  • Printmaking facilities
  • Networking
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • N/A
  • Does your residency uphold partnerships beneficial to resident artists? : Yes
    Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: Yes
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    If yes, what is the residency fee? (in your local currency): $850 for 2 weeks, $1500 for a month
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Housing
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Exhibition
    • Public talk
    • Donation of artwork
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    • Gardening
    • Open Studios
    Selection process: By curator
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Provincetown Airport
    Nearest Train Station: Massachusetts
    How to reach by plane: One can fly into Boston and then right into Provincetown Airport
    How to reach by car: Would be best
    How to reach by boat: There is a Ferry in the Spring, Summer and Fall.
    Street & Number: 3 Edgewood Way
    Postal Code: 02666
    City: Truro
    Country long: United-States
    3 Edgewood Way
    Truro 02666 MA United-States
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