Artist-in-Residence program

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Artists-in-residence carry on Weir Farm's artistic legacy.


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Artists-in-Residence work in a modern art studio right next to their residence at Weir Farm National Historic Site.


Artist-in-Residence program at Weir Farm National Historic Site

The Artist-in-Residence program at Weir Farm National Historic Site selects artists to spend one month living and working at the park. To date, more than 200 artists from throughout the U.S., as well as Tunisia, Germany, Australia, England, India, Ireland, 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 Weir Farm Art Center (formerly the Weir Farm Trust) manages the Arist-in-Residence program at the park through a five-year renewable cooperative agreement, providing logistical and financial support and program publicity.

Applications for 2018 are due November 1, 2017.

Download: Application and Guidelines for the Artist-in-Residence program. For more information, please contact the Weir Farm Art Center at or 203-761-9945.


2017 Artists-in-Residence


Art Programs Throughout the National Park Service

A-I-R Program

Artist-in-Residence Programs in the National Park Service

Weir Farm National Historic Site and Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site initiated a project to better understand the current status and opportunities of National Park Service Artist-in-Residence programs. Both parks are dedicated to visual artists with active Artist-in-Residence programs.

Interested in working in national parks across the country? The National Park Service maintains a nationwide listing of Artist-in-Residence programs.

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Arts Afire: Creative Engagement through the Arts

Arts programs engage visitors in exciting new ways. Arts Afire: Creative Engagement through the Arts, supported by Weir Farm National Historic Site, profiles five national parks who've developed arts programs for the modern day park visitor. The publication also includes practical suggestions for getting started and resource links.


Last updated: September 10, 2017

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