Weir Farm Art Center

General information

Brief description of organisation

The Artist in Residence program (AIR) selects ten artists to live and work at Weir Farm National Historic Site each year. To date, over 200 artists from throughout the U.S., as well as Tunisia, Germany, Australia, England, India, South Africa and The Netherlands have participated in the AIR program. Visual artists apply for one month residencies in all media and diverse artistic points of view from traditional to experimental. The facilities and utilities are provided free of charge.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

Weir Farm Art Center offers residencies for one visual artist at a time for a period of two weeks to one month.
All visual media are accepted.
Deadlines is November 1 for the following February through November.

Artists live in an historic farmhouse and work in a recently completed state of the art studio just steps from the house. House and studio are located at the Weir Farm National Historic Site in lovely Wilton, Connecticut.
Application fee is $35US and can be paid through PayPal.
Guidelines and application available at:

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
Type of organisation
  • Other

Administered by an independent nonprofit organization whch partners with a national park.

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 2 weeks
Number of artists resident at one time


Companions allowed
  • Partners

Partners are not expected to stay for the full residency.

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Supplies
  • Food
  • Other

Artist pays for travel, food and supplies. Housing, Studio space and utilities provided.

Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Housing
Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency


Rural200 acres in a semi-rural setting, suburbs nearby.

  • Internet Connection
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Private Studio

  • Private Cabin/House
Working language(s)
  • English
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops

How to reach

By train

MetroNorth train from Grand Central station stops near the site. Pickup necessary.

By car

Easily accessible by I-95, I-84 and the Merritt Parkway,about 1.25 hours north of New York City.

Nearest airport

White Plains(HPN), Laguardia (LGA), Kennedy (JFK)

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Contact information

Weir Farm Art Center
735 Nod Hill Road
06897 Wilton
United States of America

Phone: 203-761-9945

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