Call to artists for the Deering Estate Artist-in-Residence Program 

MIAMI ( July 13, 2022 ) — 

The Deering Estate’s engaging Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program has launched the application for the 2023 season. A call to artists is currently available for visual, literary, performing, and cross-disciplinary arts and artists are invited to apply before the August 31, 2022, 11:59 pm deadline. The application is for studio residencies and non-studio project residencies at the Deering Estate, beginning as early as January 1, 2023.

The Deering Estate seeks to continue Charles Deering’s legacy of arts patronage by supporting emerging and mid-career artists who work in a multitude of disciplines and media. The prestigious and competitive Artist-in-Residence Program is a direct extension of this legacy, and acts as a wonderful incubator for creative ideas, unique experiences, and collaborative opportunities that engage the public. 

As a cultural arts organization, we are very proud of the role that our program has had in our artists’ careers, the positive interactions with the public, and our growing cultural partnerships. We have had the privilege of presenting and collaborating with internationally-acclaimed visual artists, composers, musicians, playwrights, authors, choreographers, and performers.

Interested artists must complete a formal application, which is available online. A printable Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document is available on the Deering Estate website to assist applicants with answers to common questions. You can find this and more information on the Deering Estate website

Completed applications must be submitted by the deadline of August 31, 2022, by 11:59 pm.

Eligibility information is listed within the FAQ and application format. Please read carefully to choose the appropriate residency type.

There is no cost associated with the application process or residency program.

This program offers the opportunity for professional artists to pursue their artistic discipline, create a body of work, connect with other artists, and engage the public, while interacting with the historic, archeological, and natural elements of the Estate’s inspiring environment. Other benefits include access to archives, education and interpretive staff, and possible grant and partnership opportunities. Artists are encouraged to interact with the public during their regular studio hours whenever possible.

The AIR program offers residents free access to the site and/or studio space for extended periods on our beautiful, inspiring, and historic site. Collaboration with other residents, Estate programs, and Estate partners are encouraged and welcomed. Each artist studio is slightly different, but all provide space in one of our historic buildings for two to 12 months. We welcome shared and collaborative residencies and seek to include a broad scope of contemporary and traditional artistic practices. The residency does not provide for overnight housing, and artists must provide their own supplies.

About the Deering Estate
The Deering Estate is a 21st Century house museum, cultural and ecological field station, and a national landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places, owned by the State of Florida, and managed by Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department. 2022 marks the 100th anniversary of the construction of the Stone House, and along with our philanthropic partners, the Deering Estate Foundation & 100 Ladies of Deering, we will be hosting a series of events & programs in celebration of this momentous occasion. The Deering Estate is located at 16701 SW 72 Ave. in Miami. 

Cultural Arts Programming at the Deering Estate is made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, and The Deering Estate Foundation, Inc.

About the Deering Estate Foundation
For those who treasure the Deering Estate, who advocate for its preservation and wish to invest in its future, The Deering Estate Foundation provides opportunities for individuals and corporations alike to partake in membership, signature events, and one-of-a-kind experiences, all in service of providing vital funding and support to the Deering Estate. Through these efforts, the foundation fulfills its mission to uphold the legacy of Charles Deering’s cherished 1920s-era property, to provide funding for the cultural, educational and recreational experiences it offers, as well as its significant scientific and archaeological endeavors to conserve its diverse flora, fauna and the eight native ecosystems that thrive on its 450 acres, and to ensure its longevity as a prized American heritage site. Established in 1989, The Deering Estate Foundation, Inc. is a community-based charitable 501(c) 3 Florida Corporation and the philanthropic partner of the Deering Estate.

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Deering Estate
16701 SW 72 Avenue
Miami, FL 33157

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