Our F.A.Q. is here to answer any questions about the fellowship program; if any remain, please email us at
Where is Fishers Island?
What are the open session dates for the fellowship?
How many fellows are in residence at Lighthouse Works in each session?
How long is the fellowship session?
Is there a cost to attend the fellowship?
When does the application open and close?
How do I apply?
What is the cost to apply?
How should I prepare my work samples?
I missed the deadline. Can I have an extension to submit my application?
Will you waive my application fee?
How many applications do you receive each cycle?
Are fellowship sessions grouped by discipline or genre, or other factors?
If I need to leave the island midway through the session to install a show/do a reading/visit family, can I?
Are international artists allowed to apply?
Is there an age requirement or limit?
Can I come for four weeks? Can I come late or leave early?
Are pets allowed to accompany fellows?
I don’t have a BFA or an MFA. Can I still apply?
I am a composer/performing musician/choreographer/dancer can I apply?
How do I apply with a collaborative project?
I work in various disciplines; which discipline should I apply to?
How often am I allowed to apply?
Who will review my application?
What is the timeline of the selection process?
What is the most important piece of advice you can give an applicant?
Are applicants advised to submit new material each time we apply?
I applied but haven’t heard back from you!
Where do fellows stay?
What does a typical day look like during the Fellowship?
How far do I have to travel between the Hoffort House and the Annex?
How do I get from the house to the studio?
What kind of facilities are there at the studio building?
What are the meals like?
Are family members or significant others allowed to accompany fellows?
Can I bring my bike?
Are cars allowed on the island?
Public Art Commission
How do I apply for the commission? Can I send you my portfolio?