Visiting Artist Program

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We are thrilled to announce our Visiting Artist program, a new program for Summer 2021, support by a grant awarded by Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation’s Arts Building Community initiative with funding from the Barr Foundation. Through this program, Gould Farm will host artists on-site for two weeks. While here, the artist will provide art workshops for the Farm’s guests (our program participants).

We seek to work with Berkshire cultural organizations and/or artists who focus on the healing power of creating art. We are open to a variety of artistic activities, such as music, painting, theater, writing, or dance. The Farm’s Visiting Artist Committee will work with each artist to design their program offerings to maximize participation and therapeutic community benefit. At a minimum, each series will include 7-10 sessions/activities, held during afternoons, evenings, and weekends.

Our goal is that the Visiting Artist Program will aid our guests in their journey to recovery, provide an opportunity for self-discovery, and enhance their overall experience in our program.

 

 

Expectations for Artists

  • Develop a workshop series for our guests – we will work with you to fine-tune it to fit in our program
  • Willingness to participate in community life (meals and activities) during your two-week stay at the Farm
  • Ability to facilitate workshops for a range of abilities and create a respectful and welcoming environment.
  • Ability to arrange transportation to and from Gould Farm
  • Communication with Gould Farm in preparation for your workshops

Gould Farm provides

  • $1,500 stipend
  • Supplies for workshops (up to $375)
  • On-site housing for two weeks
  • Three meals a day in a community setting
  • An inspiring environment with access to our 700+ acres of farm, forest, and community spaces.

 

Visiting Artist Application