The Watermill Center
PROGRAM DATES: July 16 – August 18, 2018
Direct link to Summer 2018 application: https://watermillcenter.slideroom.com
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Saturday, February 17, 2018. 11:59pm EST
NEW YORK, NY (November 7, 2017) – The Watermill Center is now accepting applicants for the 2018 International Summer Program. For more than two decades, The Watermill Center has hosted the International Summer Program led by Artistic Director Robert Wilson. With up to 100 artists from over 30 countries in attendance each year, The Watermill Center’s magnificent eight-and-a-half acre site provides an unparalleled platform for collaboration, innovation and creation.
Attendees are provided with the unique opportunity to intimately observe and participate in the artistic process and methods employed by Robert Wilson while also working closely with his esteemed staff of accomplished professionals across a variety of disciplines. Each year, participants spend up to five weeks on Long Island refining their practice, expanding perspectives and forming lasting relationships with other artists from across the globe.
International Summer Program participants receive access to extensive resources that are central to the Watermill experience: daily meetings with Robert Wilson; lectures on subjects including theater and opera innovation, installation, design, and science, led by scientists, cultural luminaries and established artists; opportunities to propose and develop new work for public presentation during the annual Watermill Summer Benefit and Discover Watermill Day; theater production archives; an extensive physical and digital library; and the highly personal and eclectic Watermill Collection of art objects and artifacts, which range widely across all continents, from the Stone Age to the present. Additionally, participants are encouraged to audition for Robert Wilson’s summer staging rehearsals and participate in workshops with his collaborators, as well as network with the local arts-supporting community.
Individual artists, students, or artistic professionals from all disciplines, backgrounds and cultures who are interested in participating in a collaborative environment contributing to workshops of new international productions and exhibitions, creating and executing site-specific performances and installations, designing and executing landscaping projects, and attending lectures by scholars and established artists. Makeup artists, costume designers and fabricators, architects, electricians, carpenters, graphic artists, and videography and theater technicians are encouraged to apply.
ABOUT THE WATERMILL CENTER
Founded by avant-garde visionary Robert Wilson in 1992, The Watermill Center is an interdisciplinary laboratory for the arts supporting young and emerging artists through its year-round Artist Residency Program, International Summer Program, as well as Education Programs, and open rehearsals. The Center also presents exhibitions, public programming, and offers weekly tours of its 20,000+ square-foot building and eight-and-a-half acres of grounds and sculpture gardens throughout the year.
LOCATION | The Watermill Center | 39 Watermill Towd Road, Water Mill, NY 11976