Residency Structure

The residency is loosely structured with 3  events each month: free format artists presentations, a public open studio event, and a shared potluck dinner.  In order to keep our residency fees low and artistic freedom high, the NES team provides accessory site support: we are on the sideline to assist with any logistical issues or artistic questions that arise as needed . We view our role in the residency more as supporters rather than managers or administrators.

While it is in no way required to present an  exhibition NES can certainly assist you in locating a venue in town to create a pop up solo or group exhibition.  We manage these requests on a case-by-case basis, however all work and costs associated with said exhibition is the responsibility of the artists.  “Pop Up” exhibitions are a good opportunity for anyone wishing to expand their community reach.

Each month NES hosts between 12 – 16 artists from around the world, all from various artistic backgrounds and at different moments in their individual artistic careers. Placements at the residency are granted in monthly blocks and it is strongly preferred and encouraged that artists stay 2 months or more, in order to foster a fully immersive experience.

Please note that we are a family friendly residency and from time to time have artists staying with children.

To learn more, please read our guidelines.

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