Monday, March 17, 2008


Apply to the Harold Arts Residency!

The Harold Residency Program is an opportunity for artists and musicians to further their goals and interact with like-minded individuals in a secluded environment. Situated in the Appalachian foothills of Southeast Ohio on the grounds of the Jeffers Tree Farm, the Harold Residency provides a remote location with modern studio facilities, comfortable accommodations, and chef-prepared meals. For one or two week sessions, residents refine their practices, create new work, and collaborate with fellow artists.

Each summer, our residency program serves as an introduction into a network which functions throughout the year, presenting art exhibitions, concerts, and other events in Chicago. Attending Harold opens the door to an array of opportunities beyond the residency itself: recordings made by music residents are included in our annual compilation CD (produced in partnership with Sundmagi records); residents are also invited to perform in conjunction with the record release. Visual artists are assured participation in at least one exhibition following the summer residency, and are considered for representation in fairs and festivals including Artropolis in Chicago.

This summer's residency will take place from July 7th-27th. The fee for one week is $300 and $500 for two weeks. These fees include shared housing, all meals, and communal studio space. This year we are also accepting applications from collectives, bands, and other previously-affiliated groups of artists. Four to six people may apply as a group and, if accepted, receive remote group lodging and a discounted $1000/week charge.

Please submit applications by April 30th. You will be notified on the status of your application on May 15th. For more information on how to apply, or any other questions you might have, please check our website: -- or contact

Harold Arts is a non-profit arts organization based in Chicago, IL, devoted to fostering the collaborative and interdisciplinary endeavors of new, emerging and mid-career artists.