New York City’s Governors Island will soon welcome six artists for 30-day residencies. The retreats, which are the result of a collaboration between Collective Retreats and NYC Culture Club, will cost nothing.
Collective Retreats is a hospitality company, while NYC Culture Club is an art exhibition platform and hub. Together, they’ve partnered to create an enriching experience for artists who need to get away from it all.
Artists interested in the opportunity will have to submit proposals about how they’ll use their time to create art on Governors Island.
Though organizers are open to accepting artists from the New York City area, they plan to give preference to artists from more distant locations. They wish to allow artists who’ve never been to the area to experience what the region offers.
Any type of artist may apply regardless of medium, including dancers and performance artists.
The chosen artists will stay in accommodations provided by Collective Retreats.
Each artist will stay in a luxury yurt or cabin, and three meals per day will be included. Governors Island has gorgeous natural spaces, and it’s only a short ferry ride from Manhattan.
Artists will also receive a $1,000 stipend to cover expenses.
Nicholas Wirth, general manager at Collective Retreats, expressed excitement about the project. Wirth said that using hospitality to cultivate the arts has been a lifelong dream.
Collective Retreats offers multiple areas for residents to exhibit their work. The cutoff date for applications is April 15.