Artist Residency at St. Gertrude ~ September 3-23, 2012
*The application period has closed for the September residency. Check back again for further opportunities.*
The Artist Residency at St. Gertrude is the opportunity for visual artists, musicians and writers to spend time with their practices in a monastic setting amidst the Benedictine Sisters of Cottonwood, Idaho. You will live in the Monastery, joining the community in meals and other aspects of community life. Residency participants (up to five) will gather once a week for reflections on creativity. You will be provided with studio space and your residency should conclude with an informal presentation of your work to the monastic community. All meals are provided as well as a private room with a shared bathroom. There is no fee to apply or participate.
How to Apply
__ Brief letter of introduction
__ Artist’s Resume
__ 10 images of your work or up to 20 minutes of video or audio (on CD or as a link to your website)
__ 2 letters of reference
__ Concise responses to the following:
|~Please provide a description of your art practice including medium, general working schedule, inspirations, environment, types of collaboration, etc.
~What kind of studio space is ideal for your practice?
~How do you think your practice would benefit from living for three weeks among a monastic community?
~Would you be able to provide an informal presentation of your work (performance, exhibit, reading, etc.) to the monastic community?
Please send any inquiries and final application by July 1 to:
Monastery of St. Gertrude
465 Keuterville Road
Email: [email protected]
About St. Gertrude's:
Using early Christian communities as our model, we live out the values of praying together, living together, sharing all things in common, and serving the wider community and one another. We welcome people of all beliefs.
Our Mission: Eager to welcome God's transforming power in ourselves and our world, we seek God together through monastic profession and respond with our core values: