Founded in 2010, the Rabbit Island Residency is a platform to investigate, expand,  and challenge creative practices in a remote environment. By living and working on  Rabbit Island residents engage directly with the landscape and respond to notions of  conservation, ecology, sustainability, and resilience. With the idea that the intelligent  organization and celebration of wild spaces is the most civilized thing we can value as  society, the residency reflects on the continent’s four hundred year history of settlement  and division of land. The island, an unsettled and undivided space, enables residents  to present commentary on these ideas, creating creative interpretations and solutions  to issues of global importance such as climate change and loss of natural habitat and  pristine watersheds. 

In 2021 three supported residencies will be awarded for an average period of three  weeks between mid-June and mid-September. Selected applicants will receive an  unrestricted honorarium which they may use as they see fit. Previous residents have  used the award to facilitate research, cover travel expenses, purchase materials, etc. 


The Rabbit Island Residency is open to individual applicants worldwide. Small  collaborative groups (2-3 people) may also apply for a single, shared residency. The  minimum age requirement for all applicants is 21 years of age by January 1, 2021.  The residency is open to visual artists of all disciplines, as well as writers, poets,  architects, designers, musicians, filmmakers, composers, and choreographers. 

Submission Deadline: March 14


• Our goal is to provide each residency with a generous unrestricted honorarium.  For 2021 our anticipated honoraria per residency is $3,200 USD. Successful group  applicatons will split a single residency award between members. 

• Residency administrative staff will provide a comprehensive orientation to living and  working on the island, as well as local and island transportation. 

• The island has a sauna, kitchen, two sleeping areas, open-air studio spaces, tools,  equipment, and a library of over 375 books. All resources are available to residents. 

• A specially designed publication featuring the work and research of each resident is  published annually by the Rabbit Island Foundation. 

  • Rabbit Island shares the experiences and work of each resident to a global  community through our social media channels and online archive.