The Artist in Residence program (AIR) selects twelve artists to live and work at Weir Farm each year. To date, 179 artists from throughout the U.S., as well as Tunisia, Germany, Australia, England, India, South Africa and The Netherlands have participated in the AIR program. Visual artists apply for one month residencies in all media and diverse artistic points of view from traditional to experimental. The facilities and utilities are provided free of charge.
The AIR program was initiated in 1998 and is acknowledged as a unique opportunity for visual artists. A Save America’s Treasures Grant was awarded to the Weir Farm Art Center in July 2005 to contribute to NPS efforts to rehabilitate an historic structure on site to serve as the new AIR studio space. The Center matched the grant, and contributed the combined funds to the National Park Service. These funds comprised about 20% of the total costs of the project, while 80% was funded by federal sources including NPS and the American Recovery and Reinvestmant Act of 2009.
The new studio became available to artists Starting May 2010. This artist-friendly building positions the Center to more fully participate in regional and national art arenas and to offer more exposure to art for the community.
Weir Farm Art Center Residency