When was The Fountainhead Residency founded?
We were founded in March 2008 by Dan and Kathryn Mikesell.
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 about 12 months in advance but life happens. There are sometimes shifts in the schedule to due artists getting exhibition opportunities and unexpected projects. We try to remain flexible.
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 or where do most artists eat?
Most residents chose to eat at the home. There is a full kitchen with all the tools needed for cooking. The supermarket is in walking and biking distance and we'll happily take you there as soon as you arrive. There are several restaurants in walking distance and plenty of delivery options for those who prefer not to cook. You might get lucky, many artists share cooking duties and eat as a family. We've had many artists as talented in the kitchen as they are in their studio. ;-)
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. There are bikes for residents to use. Uber and Lyft are both here in Miami and reasonably priced. Public transportation is within walking distance but, is often not the most convenient mode of transportation depending on destination.
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. The purpose of your time here is to dedicate time to yourself and your practice without the distractions of daily routines and responsibilities at home.
What is expected of me while I’m there?
You are expected to invest your time and energy in developing your practice and making connections that can benefit your career.
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 the fact that not all artists will want to host studio visits and/or shows therefore this is handled on an individual basis. Upon arrival we meet with artists individually to discuss their goals for their time at The Fountainhead Residency. We work closely with many local curators, artists, gallery owners and collectors so this opportunity is limited only by their availability. We will do all we can to fulfill your requests and goals while here.