North Mountain is an artist residency open to those who work in visual mediums, installation, performance, text, research forms, and sound that seek dedicated time and space to develop their practice in a rural, arts-driven environment. The three-week summer residencies provide comfortable living and working space in the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia. During their time spent on site, artists are encouraged to take risks in developing new processes, to make friends, and to engage in the rich environmental and cultural contexts of Appalachia. We invite applications from all artists: emerging, established, in-transition, and self-taught.

North Mountain is designed to serve artists whose practices would benefit from dedicated time spent in a very small, temporary community that contains periods of solitude. Residents are provided with private living and studio space in a three-story home located on a large wooded and post-agrarian property in rural Appalachia. During their time in residence, our hope is that artists will:

  • make meaningful steps within their practice that they may not otherwise make
  • interact with the cultural and environmental contexts of the location
  • engage in critical dialogue with fellow residents
  • allow new material found on site to interfere with their normal thoughts and practices

North Mountain is accepting applications from emerging, established, or in-transition artists, and particularly from those who identify as non-academic or self-taught. Artists are expected to arrive with a motivated, self-driven arts practice. Projects to be developed at the residency could be in progress, in draft or sketch form, or in theory. North Mountain is open artists working in visual mediums, installation, performance, text, research forms, and sound.

3-week residencies offered from May – September 2016
Provides studio, living quarters, 400 acres of wooded & open space
Application deadline: March 1, 2016
Residency operates on a sliding scale fee

For more information and to apply, please visit their website.
Information about artists and projects from the 2015 season is available here.
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