Open Wabi Artist Residency

General information

Brief description of organisation

Open Wabi’s Artist Residency Program, located in a 100-year-old factory building in rural Ohio, offers emerging and established artists the time, space, and environment to encourage growth and experimentation in their practice.

Organisation founded in

2012

Brief description of residency program

INDUSTRIOUS. CREATIVE. COLLABORATIVE.
IN THE HEART OF OHIO.
Open Wabi, located in an early-1900s furniture factory in rural Ohio, offers emerging and established artists the time, space, and environment to encourage growth and experimentation in their practice.

A UNIQUE ENVIRONMENT
Open Wabi is located on 20 acres in an historic furniture factory. The environment is a mix of industrial and natural — nestled in a quaint central Ohio town. Artists have large, private studios (16ft x 30ft) and can also utilize wooded areas, pasture, and architectural remnants.

A RESIDENCY IS VALUABLE.
AT OPEN WABI, IT’S AFFORDABLE, TOO.
We provide everything you need for a comfortable and productive residency. And our facilities are designed without unnecessary frills, so we can keep it affordable. Private and shared bedrooms are available. Outdoorsy? Camping is also available.

FOCUSED ON THE INDIVIDUAL.
IN A SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY.
In order to foster growth and build relationships, we limit the number of artists per session. Residents have the opportunity to present their work and engage in critique with fellow residents and visiting artists in a supportive community.

Residency program since

2012

Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • New Media
  • Film Making
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Performing Arts
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run

Residency conditions

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

between 5 and 10

Companions allowed
  • Pets

Pets upon approval.

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Supplies
  • Food

Note: Open Wabi provides dinner on Sunday evenings.

Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
  • Exhibition

Artists give introductory presentations to other residents. There is also an Open House at the end of the session.

Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Housing
Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Exhibition at end of Residency

Description of residency

Setting

OtherIndustrial building in a rural setting

Resources
  • Internet Connection
  • Library
  • Kitchen
Number of studios

between 5 and 10

Type and size of studios

Private Studio

Accomodation
  • Private Room
  • Shared Room
Working language(s)
  • English
Other activities happening at the space
  • Presentation
  • Exhibitions

How to reach

By plane

The nearest airport to Open Wabi is the John Glenn International Airport in Columbus, Ohio. Open Wabi can assist with transportation from the airport if needed.

Nearest airport

John Glenn International in Columbus Ohio

Contact information

Open Wabi Artist Residency
43019 Fredericktown OHIO
United States of America

openwabi@gmail.com
www.openwabi.com

Phone: +1 (740) 263-7870

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