Loghaven’s open call for applications will be from June 1 through July 15, 2024. Loghaven invites emerging and established artists working in music, architecture, dance, interdisciplinary art, theater, visual art, and writing to apply. All resident artists receive a living stipend of $850 per week in addition to travel and freight reimbursement. Artists can find inspiration across Loghaven’s 90-acre campus, which includes rehabilitated depression-era log cabins and light-filled studio spaces. In 2021, the campus received the AIA Architecture Award in recognition of its design. To find more information about the Loghaven program and how to apply, please visit loghaven.org/apply.

Application Guidelines

Loghaven Artist Residency’s mission is to serve artists by providing them with a transformative residency experience and continued post-residency support. The residency is located on ninety acres of woodland in Knoxville, Tennessee. Artists live in five historic log cabins that have been both rehabilitated and modernized to create an ideal setting for reflection and work, and they have access to new, purpose-built studio space. All Loghaven Fellows are awarded stipends to support the creation of new work during the residency.

Eligibility

Practicing artists of all backgrounds and at any stage of their career are eligible to apply for a Loghaven residency. Artists currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program are not eligible. Due to the living stipend and other support Loghaven provides, artists applying for a residency must already have the ability to work in the United States and receive income per US tax law. International artists are not eligible unless they have a previously established way to work and receive income. Artists must be at least twenty-one years old and live more than 120 miles away from Knoxville. This distance requirement is designed to ensure that artists are able to be fully immersed in their residency experience and can take advantage of the retreat-style environment. Please note that all eligibility requirements must be met at the time of application.

We invite applicants in the creation stage of their specified project or work cycle to apply in the following disciplines:

Writing (poetry, fiction, nonfiction, screenwriting, and journalism)
Visual Arts
Dance
Theater
Music Composition
Architecture
Interdisciplinary Work

Diversity Statement

Loghaven actively seeks to assemble diverse cohorts. Loghaven does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, religion, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, veteran status, medical conditions including HIV, or sensory, physical, or mental disability.

Residency Sessions

Monday, February 10 – Friday, March 7, 2025 (4 weeks)
Monday, April 7 – Friday, May 2, 2025 (4 weeks)
Monday, May 19 – Friday, June 13, 2025 (4 weeks)
Monday, July 7 – Monday, July 21, 2025 (2 weeks for teaching artists and faculty artists at the university level)
Monday, September 29 – Friday, November 7, 2025 (6 weeks)
Monday, January 12 – Monday, January 26, 2026 (2 weeks, preference given to alumni/ae)

Application Timeline and Qualifications

Applications will be accepted annually starting June 1, until July 15, at midnight Eastern Time. Late applications will not be accepted. The application panel will meet in August and September, and applicants will be contacted by November 1.

A national selection committee composed of artist peers and other arts professionals selects artists. Applicants are judged by the same criteria across disciplines. Panelists are looking for artistic excellence, defined by a depth of conceptual content, sustained impact, and boldness of vision. The panel seeks those with sophisticated technical knowledge, whether the applicant displays a high level of traditional skill or, conversely, subverts that knowledge in new or challenging ways. The panel values potential in emerging artists and evidence of commitment and evolution in more established or mid-career applicants.

References

All applicants are required to submit two professional references. Please provide the name, contact information, and a very brief description of the nature of your professional relationship for each reference. Loghaven contacts references only if the application advances. References would be contacted in the fall by either email or phone and would not submit a formal letter.

Work Samples

Determine which discipline best fits your work and follow the instructions below to upload the required work samples.
There are three fillable fields for each work sample upload. Required fields are marked with an asterisk. Include the title of the work in the “Title” field. In the next field, indicate if the submitted work sample is more than four years old by answering Yes or No. In the final field, you may include an optional, short description of the work sample.
Provide all submissions in English or accompanied by a translation.
If the attached work sample is longer than the limits for your discipline, please indicate the section you would like the panel to review. If you do not indicate a section, the panelist will review it from the start until the time limit is reached.

MUSIC COMPOSITION
Submit two or three audio samples of representative work. Each should be no more than 30MB each and should be in MP3 format or in MP4 or MOV format or by Vimeo or YouTube link. The work samples should total no more than fifteen minutes of video or audio. If available, please include a score submitted as a PDF.

INTERDISCIPLINARY WORK
Submit three to five work samples. The work samples can be in one type of media or a mixture of media including images (jpegs should be no more than three MB each), PDFs, video (MP4/MOV should be no more than 250 MB), Vimeo link, YouTube link, or audio (MP3 should be no more 30MB each).

Application Fee

The residency has a $20 non-refundable application fee to apply. If this presents a financial barrier for you, please reach out to us at info@loghaven.org before noon Eastern Time on July 15th.

Collaborative Groups

Loghaven invites collaborative teams of up to and including nine people to apply. Each collaborative team will submit one application to be considered for a residency at Loghaven. Teams will apply together by selecting the “Loghaven Artist Residency Collaborative Team Application“ within the Loghaven Slideroom portal. Please note that all team members intending to take part in the residency will need to fill out a team member informational form within the larger team application. Collaborative groups share working space and may be expected to share living space.

Questions

Please review the FAQs on the Loghaven website for answers to many common questions. If you have a question that is not answered there, please email info@loghaven.org, and a staff member will get back to you as soon as possible.

Applications are currently closed and will open on June 1, 2024.
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