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Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the difference between a residency, a retreat, and a program?

A residency program provides artists and writers with time and space to focus on their work, while also providing public programming and other elements. A retreat is disicipline-specific, and often focused work with a master maker. A program is an intensive, often offered for artists, designers, writers, and creative thinkers working in different industries. To learn more about Summer 2018 offerings, please check Summer Residencies and Programs

What’s included in the Summer Residencies and Programs?

Most of our programs include room and meals in our cafeteria. Access to our advanced production labs and shops is also available. Most programs will also have their own curated public programming, which include field trips, keynote lectures, panel discussions, studio visits, and more. Please check each program for availability and specific offerings. 

What’s the application process like?

Applications open October 20, 2017. The priority deadline is January 15, 2018. Most programs have a selection process; notifications will go out in late February. Please refer to each program for specific guidelines. You can also check the application portal for a list of available programs. 

When should I hear back after I apply?

Notifications will go out in late February via email. 

When do you announce the full slate of speakers?

The full list of speakers will be announced in late November.

When will the public programming be available?

Public programming will be available in the Spring. Please check each program for updates. 

I am interested in a fellowship. How do I apply?

Not all programs provide fellowships. Please check each program before applying; the priority deadline for fellowships is January 15, 2018.

I would like to attend multiple residencies and retreats. Is that possible?

Yes. You must apply separately and pay separate tuition fees. 

Contact us


Summer Residencies and Programs

residencies@otis.edu

(424) 207-3792