Open call for summer program

Open call for summer program

Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR)

March 8, 2023
Open call for summer program

Application deadline: April 15, 2023, 11:59pm
Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR)
2066 28th Street
Astoria, New York 11105
United States

T +1 917 371 2915
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Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR) welcomes applications for the 2023 summer residency through Friday, April 15, 2023.

"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

"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

Celebrating its thirteenth season on Fire Island in Cherry Grove, New York, Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR) is now accepting applications for its prestigious and internationally recognized summer residency program for emerging visual artists identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, intersex, two spirit or queer. LGBTQ+ emerging artists demonstrating new perspectives in contemporary visual art are encouraged to apply by April 15, 2023.

The 2023 residency cycle will feature a cohort of six jury-selected visual art residents in the historically queer island hamlet of Cherry Grove, NY for a four-week residency marked by intimate studio visits with, and public lectures by, renowned leaders in contemporary art, curation, activism and scholarship. The greater Fire Island community, and visitors from New York and Long Island, are invited to attend free public programs by esteemed guests of FIAR. The program is free to residents, who are provided with an honorarium, stipends for meals and travel, and a free, modest live/work space. Application fee: 40 USD.

2023 selection jury: 
madison moore
, PhD, Artist-scholar, DJ and Assistant Professor of Critical Studies in the Roski School of Art and Design at USC. / Paul Baker Prindle, Executive Director & Curator, Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary. / Ksenia Soboleva, PhD, Andrew W. Mellon Gender and LGBTQ+ History Fellow, New-York Historical Society Museum & Library. / Jade Yumang, FIAR ‘12 Artist and Assistant Professor, Department of Fiber and Material Studies, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Artist editions
FIAR is supported in part by the sale of editions produced exclusively for the organization by celebrated LGBTQ+ artists. We are thrilled to offer limited editions by acclaimed artists Leilah Babirye, Anthony Cudahy, Jeffrey Gibson, Paul Mpagi-Sepuya, Catherine Opie, Mickalene Thomas, Nayland Blake, Nicole Eisenman. For more images and details about these and other works, visit here.

About FIAR
Founded in 2011, 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.

Please visit here for more information and to learn how you can donate.

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