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Application Information Session and WMC Tour:
Thursday, May 28
Tour of The Watermill Center - 5:00 pm
Application Information Session - 6:30 pm
The Watermill Center
39 Water Mill Towd Road
Water Mill, NY 11976
The program invites artists of all disciplines to take up residence at The Watermill Center to create collaborative works that critically investigate, challenge, and extend the existing norms of performance practice. The Watermill Center has forged partnerships with leading institutions to help reach new networks and further the workshop projects. This current application cycle features partnerships with ArteEast, CPR – Center for Performance Research, Lincoln Center Directors Lab, Park Avenue Armory, and others to ensure the quality of the work as well as provide vital continuing support of artist projects. To read more about the program and apply online please visit:
Since The Watermill Center Residency Program started in 2006, the Center will have hosted over 100 residency groups. The 2014 Residency Program will accept projects during the months of January - June and September - December. It gives young artists the opportunity to live and work at The Watermill Center as a home to create and develop new work. Each residency varies in length according to artists’ and project needs and generally lasts a concentrated period of two to six weeks. A distinguished international Selection Committee composed of artists, academics, and cultural leaders across all disciplines meet in July to select the artists groups that will be invited to the residency program each year.
In addition to creating and developing their work, artists share their creative process at Watermill with the public through open rehearsals, workshops, and/or artist talks. Through partnership initiatives, some residencies go on to develop and showcase their work with other NYC institutions.
Photo by Hronn Axelsdottir | Egill Sæbjörnsson & Marcia Moraes | The World is Bigger Than You Think | May 2011 Resident Artists
When & Where
The Watermill Center
The Watermill Center, operated by the Byrd Hoffman Water Mill Foundation, is a laboratory for performance founded by Robert Wilson as a unique environment for young and emerging artists from around the world to explore new ideas.
Watermill draws inspiration from all the arts and cultures as well as from social, human and natural sciences.
Watermill is a global community of artists. Living and working together among the extensive collection of art and artifacts lies at the heart of the Watermill experience.
Watermill is a haven for the next generations of artists, supporting their work among a network of international institutions and venues that embrace new interdisciplinary approaches.