Artist-in-Residence Program

IDA has been lucky enough to host a large number of painters, musicians, sculptors, writers, film-makers, performers, and other artists over the years. The Artist-in-Residence Program will continue this tradition by hosting three queer artists of color annually. The selected artists will have access to a bedroom, a studio space, and all shared communal spaces on the land project. Artists can pursue any creative project and are not expected to complete or exhibit their work. We look forward to providing artists with space and time as we value the process of making (spiritually, physically, and emotionally) over the tangible or commercial product. Those with an interest in social engagement, agriculture, forestry, social justice practices, food sustainability, experimental or recycled art are encouraged to apply. This program’s spirit is rooted in DIY methods and practices and is not supported or sponsored by larger institutions. 

We are only able to host one artist at a time and cannot accept couples, collaborators or children due to COVID-19 and space restrictions. 

There are no fees for attending or applying to this program. Artists are responsible for their own transportation, meals and travel expenses. 

The residency is offered during three terms each year (approximate dates):

Spring: February 15 - April 11

Summer: July 1- August 31

Fall: September 6- November 8