The Weir Farm Art Center’s program provides living and studio space for one artist at a time although two artists working collaboratively may reside together. The residence is located in a charming 1,100 sq. ft. historic cottage, built in the mid 1800s and located on the Weir Farm site. A large recently completed separate studio just a few steps from the residence is equipped with a professional easel, several large and small tables, and a variety of hand tools. Printmakers may rent off- site facilities through an affiliation with the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, CT. The cottage is comfortably furnished with linens, wired and wireless internet, and a fully equipped kitchen. Having a car is extremely helpful although it is not a necessity.
Spouses and significant others of participating artists are welcome to visit, but are not permitted to stay for the duration of the residency. Children and pets are not allowed.
The Weir Farm Art Center encourages mid-career visual artists of all backgrounds to apply for admission. The WFAC does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, or sexual orientation.
One deadline of NOVEMBER 1 will serve to fill vacancies for the following year.Completed applications must be postmarked or submitted digitally by NOVEMBER 1 to be considered for the following year. Notification of results will be sent six to eight weeks following the deadline.
Weir Farm Art Center provides housing, utilities, wired and wireless internet, and phone service within the U.S. Each artist is expected to present his or her work during both at a public talk at the Wilton Lbrary and during an onsite open studio event at the end of the residency. Artists are responsible for their own personal living expenses, supplies and any other expenses related to the cost of producing work that may be incurred while in the program. Travel and shipping expenses to and from Weir Farm are also the responsibility of the artist.
The selection of artists in residence is made by a juror from the art museum or academic communities. Selections are made on the basis of the quality of the work and the interest in working at Weir Farm. The program represents diverse artistic points of view, from traditional to experimental, with the emphasis on quality and consistency of the artist’s work. Applicants may apply in any visual art medium. Collaboration with another visual artist, musician, or writer is permitted.
Applicants outside the U.S.
U.S. Dollars are accepted for the application fee. Send a bank draft, money order drawn on a U.S. bank, or you may pay safely and securely at PayPal with either PayPal or a major credit card. You do not need a PayPal account.
Submitting the Application
The preferred method of submission is electronically, either by email, or by sending a link to a folder uploaded to a cloud drive, such as Google Drive, Dropbox, YouSendIt, or Icloud. The email address can be found on the application downloadable from the Application page of this site.
If you prefer to submit a physical application, please be advised that no materials will be returned. The address is: Applications Weir Farm Art Center 735 Nod Hill Road Wilton, CT 06897
Weir Farm Art Center 735 Nod Hill Road Wilton, CT 06897