Submission accepted by Jan. 30th
The first Writers in Residence program at Arts Letters & Numbers will take place July 12th – July 17th, 2020. Over the course of five days writers participating in the program will have time to go deep, discuss and share their work. Directed by writer Ginger Teppner, a returning Visiting Artist at Arts Letters & Numbers, the program will run parallel to Arts Letters & Number’s other summer programs where interdisciplinary exchanges are bound to happen.
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Duration of residency
Artists in residence are accommodated in the House on the Hill or the Twins with shared kitchen, bathrooms and communal spaces. Although residents are responsible for their own meals, it is always encouraged that everyone in the house gathers to cook and share dinners together, or prepare dishes for the community events. Everyone staying at Arts Letters & Numbers is expected to treat the facilities with care and consideration as well as be mindful of each other’s space. Whether it’s in a living or working situation, everyone is responsible to clean up after themselves, and to lend a helping hand when needed.
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
All disciplines are welcome; literature, visual, performing artists, and educators.
Studio / Workspace
Arts Letters & Numbers facilities are a collection of buildings once part of the former textile complex Faith Mills along Burden Lake Road in Averill Park, NY: the House on the Hill, the Twins, the Barn, the Studios and the Shop. With a variety of different sized studio spaces, a wooden barn and the outdoor grounds, residents are welcome to think of all these spaces as sites they can work with and within.
Because each person’s studio needs and space differs, each resident will be asked to find the best possible working situation for them.
The shop is equipped with basic woodworking tools and an assortment of power and hand tools. Additional equipment are digital media, musical instruments including a 9’ concert grand piano, a 5’ baby grand and upright piano all available for artists to use.
Fees and support
No application fee.
Expectations towards the artist
Residents of the program are expected to pursue their individual creative endeavor as well as sharing their work or process with the group. This sharing can be in any format suitable to the work, such as a workshop, a talk, a conversation, a reading, a performance etc.