ABOUT THE RESIDENCY
The Fountainhead Residency provides artists an environment to create, converse, inspire and be inspired outside of daily routines and traditional confines of their home life. From the moment artists arrive they’re immersed in the visual beauty of Miami and the color and depth of the local community. In addition to creating work while at The Residency; artists attend openings and talks, visit museums and galleries, and receive vital feedback from art professionals through one-on-one studio visits and public open houses. Artists live communally in a 1950’s Miami Modern home flooded with natural light and the energy that comes with it. The home is located in the heart of Miami’s cultural community with most museums, galleries, private collections, alternative spaces and performing arts venues (oh and did I say the beach) all within less than 7 miles.
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE RESIDENCY:
What costs does The Residency cover?
Roundtrip airfare from the artist’s home and living and working accommodations.
How far in advance are you scheduling residents?
Residencies are schedule 12-18 months in advance.
How long can an artist stay at The Residency?
Up to two months.
Where will I be working?
There are three main work spaces in the residency plus plenty of outdoor space. There is a 400 sq ft garage and two approximately 600 sq ft open space areas inside the main house. In addition to space at The Residency we also have The Fountainhead Studios located less than 5 minutes from the house. There we have studios as large as 900 square feet in which to work.
Will I have my own room to sleep?
Yes, each resident will have their own room to sleep, unless previously discussed.
What is the bathroom situation?
Depending on the room you will either share a bathroom with one person or you will have your own private bath. The residence has three spacious bedrooms and two baths.
How will I get around in Miami?
The Residency is centrally located close to Miami International Airport, South Beach, Wynwood Art District, The Design District and downtown. Public transportation is within walking distance. There are four bikes for residents to use. Uber and Lyft are both here in Miami and very reasonably priced.
Are artists able to sell work during the residency?
Absolutely. Nothing would make us happier than our visiting artists leaving with money in their pockets. We ask that artists respect their gallery relationships.
Can family or friends join me while I’m in Miami?
Not without prior approval. We cannot commit to allowing anyone visitors but, we’re open. There are multiple artists at one time and everyone is there with a purpose.
What is expected of me while I’m there?
You are expected to do the work you proposed in your application and to make the best of the residency and all it has to offer. If residents are not working as committed you will be asked to leave early.
You must respect the belongings and work of other resident’s, our neighbors, and the home itself and all it’s furnishings. Disruptive behavior will not be tolerated and could result in being asked to leave early.
Explain the opportunity for a show/artist talk and studio visits.
We respect that not all artists will want to host studio visits and/or show what they have produced therefore this is handled on an individual basis. If you have specific requests please feel free to include them in your applications. We work closely with many local curators, artists, gallery owners and collectors so this opportunity is limited only by time available. We will do all we can to fulfill your requests and goals while here.