Creative residency programs are fantastic ways to create symbiotic relationships between artists and artisans and their cultural hosts. Take, for example, the new Creative Residency Program at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House. Not only does the Martin House provide a sensational and inspirational place for artists to work (the Wright-designed Barton House), the relationship allows the artist to intuitively engage with the historic architectural site. By channeling the spirit of the house, and thus the mindset of FLW, a creative person can explore unprecedented artistic possibilities.
“The Martin House was built on creativity and continues to inspire visitors of all ages,” said Martin House curator Susana Tejada. “This new program is designed to create an opportunity for creative makers to produce new work that responds to our site, engages with our public, and leads to greater understanding of what architecture is and why it matters.”
The residency is a competitive program, open to applicants who seek the resources to support ongoing projects or the creation of new work. Applications open February 1 and are accepted in two distinct categories: artists and researchers. Creative makers from diverse backgrounds and perspectives are especially encouraged to apply. Creative makers who are selected to participate will receive a stipend, limited travel expenses, and generally spend 2-4 weeks onsite, either consecutively or incrementally. While onsite, residents will stay in the Wright-designed Barton House on the 1.5-acre estate, located in the historic Parkside neighborhood of Buffalo, NY. More details and the online application can be found at martinhouse.org/visit/creative-residency-program.