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Four-week summer residency for LGBTQ emerging artists
Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR)
Above: Marta Lee, FIAR 2017. Photo: Gregor Hofbauer Photography.
Above: Marta Lee, FIAR 2017. Photo: Gregor Hofbauer Photography.
July 11–August 5, 2020

Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR)
2066 28th street
Astoria, New York 11105
United States

T +1 646 369 0873
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www.fireislandartistresidency.org
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"The pool of amazing and talented people who applied to FIAR was just mind-boggling: clearly this is a very-much needed organization! Then, when I got out there for a visit, I really experienced the warmth and specialness of what the participants had been able to build together among themselves—I felt the love!" —Amy Sillman

"FIAR represents a great opportunity for cross generational connection between newer and more established queer artists. I loved having the chance to discover exciting work and ideas in a setting that promoted thought and dialogue over high-pressure careerism." —Nayland Blake

Celebrating its tenth season on Fire Island in Cherry Grove, NY this year, Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR) is now accepting applications for its internationally recognized summer residency program for artists identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer. LGBTQ emerging artists demonstrating new perspectives in contemporary visual art are encouraged to apply by 11:59 EST March 22, 2020.

Five selected visual artists and three selected poets will share a live/work space in the historically queer island hamlet of Cherry Grove, NY for a four-week program marked by intimate studio visits with, and public lectures by, renowned leaders in contemporary art and curation. The program is free to residents, who are provided with a stipend for meals and a free, modest live/work space.

2020 program
FIAR provides free modest live/work space to five artist residents and three poets who work, research, relax, and immerse themselves in the Fire Island community. During this time they are visited by a handful renowned visiting artists and art professionals who commune with residents through intimate visits, dinners, and discussions, providing support and feedback throughout the duration of program. The greater Fire Island community, and visitors from New York and Long Island, are invited to attend free public lectures by these esteemed guests of FIAR.

Application fee: 40 USD

About FIAR
Founded in 2011, Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization which brings lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer emerging artists to Fire Island, a place long-steeped in LGBTQ history, to create, commune, and contribute to the location's rich artistic history. FIAR is made possible through the generous support of The Arts Project of Cherry Grove, the New York State Council for the Arts, and the incredible generosity of individual donors. Please visit fireislandartistresidency.org for more information and to learn how you can donate.

FIAR is made possible from the generous support of individuals and grants from the following:

March 3, 2020

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Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR), Astoria