Habitat for Artists @ WAAM

Filed in Events - Upcoming by on June 9, 2017
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What is HFA?

HFA is a collective project that uses the idea of the artist’s studio as a catalyst for mutual engagement between artists and communities. The “habitats” are small, temporary, 6’ by 6’ studios installed at a variety of locations: some highly visible to the local community; others, more unexpected venues for experiencing art or connecting with the process of artists engaging in creative work. HFA invites artists to work in these small, temporary studios. And while exploring their own creative process, the artists engage in active dialogues with a new audience from that location. The public, meanwhile, is invited into a new interaction and discussion about art, the artist’s role, as well as topics which are pertinent or relevant to that local community.

HFA at WAAM 2017

HFA at WAAM’s 2017 hosted nearly twenty artist residencies over twelve weeks during the late Summer/Fall season. Creative community projects as diverse as cartoon illustration, contemporary choreography, mosaics, home-made lens photography and printmaking brought several hundred from near and abroad to participate, learn and create together. A special thank you to our artists in residence for making this season such a success: Lyle Bicking, Simon Draper, Suzi Edwards, Kathy Feighery, Beth Humphrey, Padma Rajendran, Sadie Reed, Seth David Rubin, Lucette Runsdorf, Caity Staby, Jill Ann Schwartz, Julie Lyon Rose, Teresa Smith and Roberta Ziemba.

Join the HFA 2018 Season

The Woodstock Artists Association & Museum (WAAM) will host a Habitat For Artist studio from May 2 – July 29. We are seeking proposals from artists who wish engage in 1 to 3 day residencies.

Proposals should be designed around engaging the public in your work and creative process. Projects like collaborative art making, interviews, portraits, videography, and transforming the studio itself have been very successful in the past. The active creation of work  that engages the community during your time in the studio is a major part of the residency.