Call for the Deering Estate’s Artist-in-Residence Program

A call to artists is currently available for the Deering Estate Artist-in-Residence (AIR) Program for Visual, Literary, Performing, and Multidisciplinary artists at the Deering Estate, 16701 SW 72 Ave.

Potential applicants are invited to apply before the June 30 deadline, for both Studio Residencies and Non-Studio/Alternate Space Project Residencies that begin in October.

There is no cost associated with the application process or residency program. Full materials must be received by Thursday, June 30, 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. A confirmation email will be sent to the applicant within several days confirming that all required materials were received.

Interested artists must complete a formal application available on the Deering Estate website. To assist applicants with answers to common questions, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) also can be found online.

The AIR program offers our residents free access to studio space for extended periods on the estate’s beautiful, inspiring, and historic site. Collaboration with other residents, estate programs, and estate partners is encouraged and welcomed. Each artist studio is slightly different, but all provide space in one of the historic buildings for two to 12 months. The estate welcomes shared and collaborative residencies and seeks to include a broad scope of contemporary and traditional artistic practices. The residency does not provide for overnight housing, and artists must provide their own supplies.

This program offers the opportunity for professional artists to pursue their artistic discipline, create a body of work, connect with other artists and engage the public, while interacting with the historic, archeological, and natural elements of the estate’s inspiring environment.

Other benefits include access to archives, Education and Interpretive staff, and possible partnership opportunities for grants. Artists are encouraged to interact with the public during their regular studio hours whenever possible.

The Deering Estate seeks to continue Charles Deering’s legacy of arts patronage by supporting emerging and mid-career artists who work in a multitude of disciplines and media. The prestigious and competitive Artist-in-Residence Program is a direct extension of this legacy, and acts as a wonderful incubator for creative ideas, unique experiences, and collaborative opportunities that engage the public.

For more information, contact the program’s director, Kim Yantis, Cultural Arts Curator, at stryky@miamidade.gov or 305-235-1668, ext. 238.


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