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.
WHO CAN APPLY
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
AWARD AND SUPPORT
• 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.