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February 8, 2022

Open call for summer program

Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR)

Vincent Chong. Photo: Rikki Porter Photography.

Photo: Chris Bogia.

D'Angelo Lovell Williams, Naima Green, Suhaly Bautista-Carolina. Photo: Rikki Porter Photography.

Photo: Gregor Hofbauer Photography.

Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR) welcomes applications for the 2022 summer residency through Friday, April 15, 2022.

"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 twelth season on Fire Island in Cherry Grove, NY, Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR) is now accepting applications for its prestigious and internationally recognized summer residency program for emerging visual artists identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, intersex, two spirit or queer. LGBTQ+ emerging artists demonstrating new perspectives in contemporary visual art are encouraged to apply by April 15, 2022, 11:59pm EST.

The 2022 residency cycle will feature a cohort of six selected visual art residents, providing live/work space in the historically queer island hamlet of Cherry Grove, NY for a four-week residency marked by intimate studio visits with, and public lectures by, renowned leaders in contemporary art, curation, activism and scholarship. The greater Fire Island community, and visitors from New York and Long Island, are invited to attend free public programs by esteemed guests of FIAR. The program is free to residents, who are provided with a stipend for meals and a free, modest live/work space. Application fee: 40 USD.

2022 selection jury includes:
César García-Alvarez, Executive & Artistic Director, The Mistake Room, LA / Gordon Hall, FIAR’12 Artist, Assistant Professor of Art, Vassar College / Devan Shimoyama, FIAR’15 Artist / X Zhu-Nowell, Assistant Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

Artist editions
FIAR is supported in part by the sale of editions produced exclusively for the organization by celebrated LGBTQ+ artists. We are thrilled to offer limited editions by acclaimed artists Leilah Babirye, Paul Mpagi-Sepuya, Catherine Opie, Mickalene Thomas, Nayland Blake, Nicole Eisenman, as well as an upcoming edition by Jeffrey Gibson. For more details about these and other works, visit here.

About FIAR
"The First LGBTQ Artist Residency in the World"

Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR) is a non-profit organization founded in 2011 which brings lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, intersex and queer identifying emerging visual artists to Fire Island— a place long-steeped in LGBTQ history— to create, commune, rest, reflect and contribute to the location's rich artistic history.

Please visit our website for more information and to learn how you can donate.

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