Freehold Art Exchange (FAEx) accepts residency applications on a rolling basis.
All applicants will be informed of their application status via email within eight weeks of application.
24/7 access to reserved studio space, kiln, tools, residency house, garden, lending library and all 57 acres of the co-founder’s wooded land in Freehold, NY.
LENGTH OF STAY:
Currently we are accepting applications for two to six week residencies.
Application fee is $0, none, free.
Work/Exchange Residency: Work/Exchange Residents trade one work day per week of their visit. Work/Exchange Residents also pay a $60 utilities fee (ceramics artist are subject to kiln firing fees as negotiated with studio manager). Work/Exchange Residents are responsible for their own travel costs to and from the residency, (approx. $140 round trip from NYC), and they buy and prepare their own food.
Fee-Based Residency: Fee-Based Residencies are $750 for a two-week residency for artists who opt to fully immerse themselves in their work. There is no work requirement for Fee-Based Residencies. Fee-Based Residents are responsible for their own travel costs to and from the residency, (approx. $140 round trip from NYC), and they buy and prepare their own food.
Work/Exchange Residents work on outreach, fundraising, media, gardening, and/or barn renovation projects. The staff coordinates ahead of time with Work/Exchange Residents to choose projects that fit their skill sets and interests. Types of labor needed include carpentry, plumbing, electricity, organizing/cleaning, barn demolition and renovation, gardening, landscaping, wood chopping/stacking, studio set-up, PR, social media, grants writing, administrative skills, etc. These projects make each resident part of the growing alumni network, as well as an essential contributor to the program’s growth, helping to actualize the full potential of FAEx.
At this time, we do not offer financial aid. Our work/exchange residencies are the most financial assistance we offer at this point.
We accept collaborative projects with up to six artists. The residency house features three bedrooms with two twin beds each.
We accept proposals from visual and interdisciplinary artists invested in social justice, environmental sustainability, and community engagement. Proposals for projects built around one or more of these three topics receive priority consideration. We select artists who will be successful making art in a quiet rural environment and are interested in alternative trade economies and community building.
We accept applications from emerging, mid-career and professional artists. There are no publication or exhibition history requirements for selection.
FAEx encourages artists of all backgrounds to apply for admission. We does not discriminate against anyone on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, disability, HIV status, or veteran status.
NOTIFICATION OF RESULTS:
All applicants will be informed of their application status via email within eight weeks of application. Please do not call or email to check up on your application unless it has been longer than eight weeks since you sent it. The Director of Programs will schedule residencies with accepted applicants for the upcoming year.
ALUMNI RETURN APPLICATION:
We do accept reapplication proposals with up-to-date CVs, statements, proposals, and images. However, we are committed to extend our work/trade residency to as many artists as possible. Returning applicants must apply for a Fee-Based Residency, which is $750 for two weeks. Your fee helps fund future residents, renovations, and programming costs.