Deadline: 30/11/2018

PIKE SCHOOL OF ART - Mississippi Winter Residency

A two-week immersion in America’s Deep South.

Duration of residency
The residency lasts 13 nights and 14 days. Arrival in McComb, Miss., is Sunday, Jan. 6; departure from New Orleans is Saturday, Jan. 19.


  • 11 nights in the cabins of Percy Quin State Park, a few miles from McComb. You will have a private room with shared bath. There is a full kitchen with basic utensils and cookware.

  • 2 nights in New Orleans in a hotel, B&B or guest house. Depending on availability, you might share a room.

Day trips are designed to enhance an understanding of the South, its history and its culture. Residents are welcome to participate in these outings (transportation, entrance fees and lunches are included), but they are merely an option and not a requirement. Some of our past residents have designed their own self-study activities, including to the Mississippi Dept. of Archives & History in Jackson, as well as visits with local people who figured prominently in the Civil Rights struggle.

Destinations include:

The cost of the residency is $2,000, which includes:

  • Lodging

  • Meals as follows

    • Breakfast — We will supply breakfast basics (cereal, milk, juice, bread, frozen waffles, fruit, coffee, tea, etc.)

    • Lunches — We will supply lunchtime staples (sandwich and salad ingredients, fruit) and will try to accommodate special requests within reason. Please be aware that grocery shopping in McComb can present challenges when it comes to special diets, such as vegetarian, vegan or kosher.

    • Other meals — at least one group dinner in the McComb area; lunch at the iconic Dinner Bell in McComb; lunches on excursions to Natchez, Jackson and Biloxi; farewell dinner in New Orleans

  • Charcoal for grilling (each Percy Quin State Park cabin has an outdoor grill).

Application information
More information is here, and you may apply here. Application deadline for the winter residency is Nov. 30, 2018.

PIKE SCHOOL OF ART - Mississippi Winter Residency

PIKE SCHOOL OF ART - Mississippi Winter Residency

United States of America

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