Our Fellowship Program supports a diverse range of cultural producers working in the vanguard of their creative fields. Fellowships are six weeks in length, occur year-round and provide fellows with housing, food, studio space, and $1,750 in financial support.
Fellows enjoy a private bedroom and share a kitchen, bathrooms, and living space in a 3-story Victorian house. All dietary needs are accommodated, and on most nights, Lighthouse Works staff cook for and eat dinner with the fellows. Studios are located about 1.5 miles/a 30 minute walk from the fellowship house.
The studio building, “The Annex,” is adjacent to Silver Eel Cove, where the ferry arrives and departs the island. Studios are private, flooded with light, and face the ocean. Additionally, Lighthouse Works maintains a wood and metal fabrication shop, and a kiln.
While in residence, our fellows’ primary obligation is to pursue their work. Still, we ask every fellow to participate in two events—an Artist Talk and Open Studio—which bookend the fellowship. Given the size and intimacy of our program, everyone gets to know each other through our program. Thus the fellowship allows for conversation, critique, and collaboration.
Artists at any stage of their career are encouraged to apply for a fellowship through our online application system, Slideroom during our application call that runs September–October each year.
The selection panels meet in mid-October through December. Lighthouse Works staff will review applications for completeness, and a jury of experts in each artist’s field will review all complete applications and identify finalists. Interviews will be scheduled in early January, and applicants will be notified of the results of the selection process in mid January.
Artistic excellence is the primary criterion for acceptance into the Fellowship Program.