Residency Dates: July 13th 2019 – Aug 7th, 2019
Application Deadline: March 24th, 2019 (11:59pm Eastern)
Application Fee: $45.00Apply: Fire Island Artist Residency is excited to announce it will be accepting three emerging LGBTQ poets alongside its five emerging visual artists for a four week residency in Cherry Grove, Fire Island’s oldest queer community. FIAR’s inaugural poetry residency will happen concurrently with its visual arts residency, echoing the historic legacy of the “New York School” and encouraging visual artists and poets to commune and create alongside one another. FIAR’s three poetry residents will each have their own room in the rented beach houses FIAR occupies for one month each summer.
These modest live work spaces will be places of creative production, social gathering, shared meals, and visits from leaders in the field of visual and poetic arts.
Our first visiting poet/lecturer will be Stacy Szymaszek, Poet, Professor at University of Montana.
Selections for this year’s poetry residency will be made by:
Dawn Lundy Martin, poet and essayist, Professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh.
Stacy Szymaszek, poet, Professor at University of Montana
Ronaldo Wilson, poet, interdisciplinary artist, Associate Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at University of California, Santa Cruz.
Click here to apply.

Fire Island Artist Residency, founded in 2011, is the first and only residency for emerging LGBTQ artists. FIAR seeks to bring the best and brightest emerging artists to Cherry Grove, the country’s oldest LGBTQ town to commune, create, and contribute to the island’s rich legacy. All proceeds from the sale of this benefit edition will ensure that this program remains free for it’s participants.


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