Call to Artists for the Deering Estate Artist-in-Residence Program

Author  Kim Yantis

A call to artists is currently available for the Deering Estate Artist-in-Residence (AIR) Program for visual, literary, performing, and cross-disciplinary artist. Artists are invited to apply before the August 1, 2018, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time deadline. The application is for Studio Residencies and Non-Studio Project Residencies at the Deering Estate that begin as early as October 1, 2018.

The Deering Estate seeks to continue Charles Deering's legacy of arts patronage by supporting emerging and mid-career artists who work in a multitude of disciplines and media. The prestigious and competitive Artist-in-Residence Program is a direct extension of this legacy, and acts as a wonderful incubator for creative ideas, unique experiences, and collaborative opportunities that engage the public.

As a cultural arts organization we are very proud of the role that our program has had in our artists' careers, the positive interactions with the public, and our growing cultural partnerships. We have had the privilege of presenting and collaborating with internationally-acclaimed artists, composers, musicians, playwrights, authors, choreographers, and performers.

Interested artists must complete a formal online application available on A printable frequently asked questions (FAQ) document is available on the Deering Estate website to assist applicants with answers to commonly asked questions.  Eligibility information is listed within the FAQ and application format. Please read carefully to choose the appropriate residency type.

The complete application must be submitted by August 1, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, U.S. There is no cost associated with the application process or residency program.

This program offers the opportunity for professional artists to pursue their artistic discipline, create a body of work, connect with other artists and engage the public, while interacting with the historic, archeological, and natural elements of the Estate's inspiring environment. Other benefits include access to archives, Education and Interpretive staff, and possible partnership opportunities for grants. Artists are encouraged to interact with the public during their regular studio hours whenever possible.

The AIR program offers our residents free access to the site and/or studio space for extended periods on our beautiful, inspiring, and historic site. Collaboration with other residents, Estate programs, and Estate partners are encouraged and welcomed. Each artist studio is slightly different, but all provide space in one of our historic buildings for 2 to 12 months. We welcome shared and collaborative residencies and seek to include a broad scope of contemporary and traditional artistic practices. The residency does not provide for overnight housing, and artists must provide their own supplies

For additional information or technical assistance, please email the program director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Cultural Arts Programming is made possible with support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, The 100 Ladies of Deering, and The Deering Estate Foundation, Inc.