Call for applications: four-week summer residency for LGBTQ emerging artists

Call for applications: four-week summer residency for LGBTQ emerging artists

Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR)

Dana DeGiulio, Antigone, 2014. Digital video still, dimensions variable. Image courtesy of FIAR.
March 20, 2015
Call for applications: four-week summer residency for LGBTQ emerging artists

July 24–August 21, 2015

Deadline to apply: April 12, 2015

Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR)
Cherry Grove
Fire Island, NY
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“The pool of amazing and talented people who applied to FIAR was just mind-boggling: clearly this is a very-much needed organization! Then, when I got out there for a visit, I really experienced the warmth and specialness of what the participants had been able to build together among themselves—I felt the love!”
– Amy Sillman

“FIAR represents a great opportunity for cross generational connection between newer and more established queer artists. I loved having the chance to discover exciting work and ideas in a setting that promoted thought and dialogue over high-pressure careerism.”
– Nayland Blake


Celebrating its fifth season on Fire Island in Cherry Grove, NY, this year, Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR) is now accepting applications for its internationally recognized summer residency program for artists identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer. LGBTQ emerging artists demonstrating new perspectives in contemporary visual art are encouraged to apply by April 12. 

Five selected artists will share a live/work space in the historically queer island hamlet of Cherry Grove for a four-week program marked by intimate studio visits with, and public lectures by, renowned leaders in contemporary art and curation. The program is free to residents, who are provided with a stipend for meals and a free, modest live/work space.

FIAR is pleased to announce that the selection of 2015 residents will be made by the following distinguished guest jurors:
Dean Daderko, curator, The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
Taylor Davis, artist
Rashaad Newsome, artist


2015 program
FIAR provides free modest live/work space to five artist residents who work, research, relax, and immerse themselves in the Fire Island community. During this time they are visited by a handful of renowned visiting artists and art professionals who commune with residents through intimate visits, dinners, and discussions, providing support and feedback throughout the duration of program. The greater Fire Island community, and visitors from New York and Long Island, are invited to attend free public lectures by these esteemed guests of FIAR.

2015 FIAR visiting artistswill include:
Jack Early, Chitra Ganesh, Lia Gangitano, Joel Otterson


FIAR is supported in part by the sale of editions produced exclusively for the organization by celebrated artists. This year we are thrilled to offer a limited edition by acclaimed artist Mickalene Thomas. For more images and details about this and other works, click here.

Call for applications
Application deadline is April 12.


About FIAR
Founded in 2011 by Chris Bogia and Evan Garza, Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization which brings lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer emerging artists to Fire Island, a place long-steeped in LGBTQ history, to create, commune, and contribute to the location’s rich artistic history. FIAR is made possible through the generous support of Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York; The Leslie+Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art; Rod Sayegh; and the incredible generosity of individual donors. Please click here for more information and to learn how you can donate.

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