Summer 2018 Artist Residency Application

Application Residency Dates: 17-24 June 2018
Deadline: 15 March 2018 

Winners Announced Here

Each year, the Wilson College Fine Arts & Dance Department sponsors an artist residency program that provides free housing and studio space for a week. The residency takes place on Wilson's beautiful campus in South Central Pennsylvania. This year, we are accepting applications for:

  • 2 Visual Artists (send 10 images for review with titles, media & date of creation)
  • 2 Poets or Performance-based Writers (send 10 pages, titles & publication information)
  • A Dance Company with no more than 5 members (send link to 10-minute video sample)

Submit Applications To

Visual Artists: Professor Philip Lindsey at
Writers & Dance Companies: MFA Director Joshua Legg at

Applications will be reviewed/selected by the entire Fine Arts faculty of Wilson College. 

Additional Details

  • Free housing and free studio space for 7 days.
  • Residencies available for: visual art, choreography or dance.
  • Residencies are for master prepared or professional artists.
  • Artists have 24-hour access to studios.
  • Visual artists are asked to donate a work produced during the residency to the Wilson College Teaching Collection.
  • Choreographers/dancers are asked to teach a master class to Wilson dance students.
  • Residencies are available to women and men.
  • Artists are housed in dorm rooms. Artists should bring linens (single bed) and toiletries. A fan is recommended.
  • Artists are responsible for their own art supplies.
  • Resident artists are responsible for their own food. 
  • Dorms have kitchens, but no utensils.
  • There are four painting/drawing studios, a graphics lab, a wet darkroom, a dance studio, a proscenium stage, and an annex building that houses ceramics and printmaking studios.
  • The college sits on 350 acres of rolling PA countryside.
  • There are 50+ horses on campus, along with stables, arena, and pastures.
  • There is a working farm on campus (The Fulton Center for Sustainable Studies).
  • There will be a few students on campus, but summer course offerings are small and most students leave during the summer months, so long hours in the studio are possible without interruptions.