Yellow Bird Artscape

Name of Residency: Yellow Bird Art Residency

Art residencies can be applied for on a continuing basis through to November, with no fixed deadline. The normal period is 2-4 weeks, though extensions are nit uncommon. Free accommodation is provided either in the Writers/Artists Cabin, The Stables cottage, the Airstream, the Barn (shared) or camping. Communal vegetarian meals may be available. Small stipend possible but not guaranteed. The goal of the residency program is to create a vibrant changing artistic community, and to create pieces that can help establish the reputation of Yellow Bird, currently in its gestation phase. While the barn (Wild Goat Gallery I) offers opportunities for indoor pieces and installations, outdoor pieces are most easily accommodated (Wild Goat Gallery II) for permanent display. The expectation is that each resident artist will leave behind at least one piece, to be featured on the online Wild Goat Gallery. And offer an end-of-residency event. Other outdoor pieces (such as large sculptures), whether made here or not, may be offered for sale in Wild Goat Gallery II. All media supported, including film, photography, sound art, mixed media etc. Materials available: wood, stone, earth, local scrap yard. We will pay reasonable materials costs. Tools available: expanding workshop with various hand and power tools, esp. saws. Basic studio space. Applicants with construction and/or landscaping/gardening skills may also be considered if there is space. Yellow Bird is 2 miles from the nearest town (Woodbury), which even boasts an Arts Center! Having your own transport is a real plus. Previous artists-in-residence have given workshops at the Vanderbilt Art Department (Nashville).

We have room here for a maximum of 4+ people at a time in some comfort.

This program is being opened up to explore the broader sense of Place through this specific place called Yellow Bird. I want to inventory the plants, the animals, local community (interviewing people), history (Native American, Civil War), geology and so on. The idea is that our sense of Place is deepened by knowledge and attention. Residencies will be available for people wanting to pursue these different avenues. Images and texts will be published on the expanded website, with acknowledgement. Writers too welcome (fiction, non-fiction).

Residency Programme since: 2010
Description of Organisation:

501 (c) 3 arts organization

Organisation founded in: 2008
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Not-for-profit
  • Part of an Institution
Working Languages:
  • English
  • French
  • German
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 2
  • Months: 1
  • Months: 2
Number of studios: 2
Number of artists in residence at one time: 3
Studio type and size: Live/work studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Shared Room
Private Cabin/House
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Textile Art
  • Literature
  • Film-making
  • Architecture
  • Photography
  • Other
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private accommodation
  • Shared accommodation
  • Private studio / workplace
  • Shared studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Small hand and power tools available
  • Access to salvaged and natural materials
  • Library
  • Welding tools
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
If your residency does not include accommodation, do you assist artists in finding accommodation?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Partners
  • Pets
  • Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: No
    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
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Accommodation
    • Production costs
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Donation of artwork
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    • Exhibition
    • Gardening
    • Forest Conservation
    • Other
    Selection process: By curator
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Nashville
    Street & Number: 260 Palmer Lane
    Postal Code: TN 37190
    City: Woodbury
    260 Palmer Lane
    Woodbury TN 37190 USA
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