(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- Each year, the Deering Estate at Cutler reviews and accepts applications from a variety of visual and literary artists to participate in the onsite Artist in Residence Program. There are generally five to seven residencies available on a rolling, juried application basis for three to twelve month terms. Each resident artist has daily access to a 200 square foot studio, art classroom and/lecture space for classes or workshops, onsite education and interpretive staff, the historic archives and the natural environment for inspiration and learning. The application deadline for the 2011-2012 Artist in Residence Program is Friday, April 15, 2011. The application form can be found on the Deering Estate website.
There are special residencies that do not require studio space. For example, literary artists, photographers and/or videographers are encouraged to apply as well although they may maintain studio space elsewhere. Residency programs for these artists are structured in a way to allow artists to use the Estate as their muse or launch site for a specific body of work. Scheduled exhibitions are the primary component of this special residency program.
All of the residency programs at the Deering Estate welcome self-motivated and focused individuals working in traditional and nontraditional mediums. Shared and collaborative residencies are accepted. Selected artists agree to devote no less than 30 hours per week to their artistic discipline or specific body of work on-site or off-site (this program is not designed for "weekend" artists). As part of their residency, artists agree to volunteer at least 10 hours per month to our on-site or outreach educational programs. Artists work collaboratively with other artists to maintain guest access to studios during special events, weekend programs and as requested. Artists contribute 10% of any art sales transacted during their residency back to the Estate, and artists generally donate at least one completed piece to the Deering Estate Foundation that is representative of their style and stay at the Estate. Artists are invited and encouraged to participate in various special events and educational programs that are held on the Estate as well.
In 2006, the Estate began to invest in the development of programs specifically to engage local and international, juried, visual and performance artists to interact with our community. Avid art collector, philanthropist, and amateur artist, Charles Deering sought to support artists and the creation of fine art. His tradition and innovative spirit continues on at the Deering Estate at Cutler today through a variety of programs for artists and art enthusiasts - such as the Artist in Residence Program, Art on Loan Program, Permanent Collection, amongst others. For more information please visit the Deering Estate website.
About the Deering Estate at Cutler
The Deering Estate at Cutler, a Miami-Dade County Park, is located at 16701 SW 72 Avenue in Miami. This 444-acre natural and archeological preserve and historic site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and serves as a center for education, culture and recreation. Historic house tours are offered daily at 10:30 am & 3:00 pm. Natural areas tours are offered daily at 12:30 pm (October - May). EcoAdventure Tours are also offered throughout the year for an additional fee. For more information on the Deering Estate's educational and cultural programs, please visit www.deeringestate.org.