The Shandaken Project, which over the last three years has provided residencies to 45 artists, announced this week that it has put its Catskills program on hiatus in exchange for a two-year partnership with Storm King Art Center. The Shandaken Project at Storm King will be the first artist residency program hosted by the center, and will award around 15 residencies each summer. Each will last between two and six weeks, and will be limited to three artists at any given time who will live together on the Storm King campus and be provided with individual studios.
In addition, the two organizations will collaborate on “Wanderings and Wonderings,” a public program that launched in 2013 which invites poets, artists, scholars, and performers to creatively explore and engage with Storm King’s collections, visitors, and grounds. The Shandaken Project’s founding director Nicholas Weist said of the collaboration in a recent statement, “We are thrilled that in addition to The Shandaken Project’s unequivocal support of artists’ process and experimentation, Storm King’s extraordinary collection, commissions, and grounds will be now be a part of the residency experience. Offering more artists the chance to work on the grounds of a world-renowned sculpture park is indescribably exciting. The Shandaken Project is honored to become a part of Storm King’s already important history of supporting artists.”
An open call for applications to the program opened this week and will run through February 20, 2015, at which point an anonymous jury will assess applications. The results will be posted in March. The application and more information on the program can be found here and here.