The TALIESIN ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAM is inviting experienced visual artists to engage and respond to the unique characteristics of the architectural sites of Taliesin and Taliesin West and their vibrant communities.
The Residency Program is open to visual artists living in the U.S. or abroad with a graduate-level academic background and/or a record of work within the art field, focusing on site-specific installation and contemporary works. Priority will be given to artists who respond to natural, architectural or community settings.
The Taliesin Artist Residency is based at Taliesin, in Spring Green, Wisconsin and Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Arizona. Frank Lloyd Wright established the Taliesin Fellowship in 1932, which was based on the idea of the allied arts fostered in a community of learners that could be an alternative to the traditional university. The program developed into what we know today as Taliesin, the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. From its origins, Taliesin has served as a living, working, educational space, forming a creative and diverse community of professional architects, artists, faculty, students and staff.
Individuals must be willing to participate inTaliesin life and actively interact with community.
Applications will be accepted once a year and reviewed by a selection committee.
Application Requirements (download application guidelines and forms below)
- Application Form
- Brief Artist Statement
- 10 .jpg Images on CD that best represent your work (3-5 min. if submitting video/DVD or audio on CD)
- Image script with thumbnails of images (you may write a one-line description next to title only if necessary for understanding the work)
- Financial Aid Form (optional)
- Application fee $ 20 non-refundable, payable to Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation (domestic payments – money order or check; foreign payments – U.S. funds drawn on a U.S. bank only)
- SASE with enough postage for return of your materials
ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY FEBRUARY 20th, 2014
(NOTE: This is not a postmarked deadline)
For APPLICATION FORM and more information on the Taliesin Artist Residency Program please click here> download PDF.
John Sergeant offers his compelling lecture, A Spatial Analysis: What Drove Wright’s Forms?, on Monday, February 24th at Taliesin West. Sergeant is a current Visiting Scholar at Taliesin, The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture.
Sergeant is an Emeritus Fellow of Robinson College, Cambridge, and former University Lecturer in Architecture with principal research and practice interests in Responsive Architecture. He is the author of the definitive volume: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian Houses.
This special Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation lecture is free and open to the public. Space is limited, so please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation invites you to several upcoming events during the month of October at Taliesin West. All events take place at the National Historic Landmark, Taliesin West, 12621 W. Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard, Scottsdale, AZ 85261.
October 16: Free Author Talk and Book Signing
“Growing Up in a Frank Lloyd Wright House” Author Talk and Book Signing. Kim Bixler’s family owned Frank Lloyd Wright’s prairie-style 1908 Edward E. Boynton House in Rochester, New York, from 1977 to 1994. Through stories and images, Bixler tells about the thrills and challenges of living in and owning a Frank Lloyd Wright designed home. Ms. Bixler shares personal tales of what it meant to live in a home that was in the public eye while dealing with leaks in the roof, renovation projects and a family’s unique joys of daily life in an architectural jewel. This special presentation and book signing begins at 6:30pm on October 16th in the Taliesin West Pavilion. Copies of “Growing Up in a Frank LLoyd Wright House” will be available to purchase for $24.95 at the event by credit card only. For questions or to RSVP for this event contact Jonathan West, Director of Communications at email@example.com. Admission is free.
October 18-19: DESIGN + HISTORY: The AIA Taliesin Colloquium
DESIGN + HISTORY: The AIA Taliesin Colloquium. The National American Institute of Architects (AIA) will launch a new event at Taliesin West on October 18th and 19th. DESIGN + HISTORY: The AIA Taliesin Colloquium is hosted by The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and sponsored by the National AIA’s Historic Resources Committee. This exciting new symposium of ideas and discussions will focus on preservation and restoration practices related to historic architecture and promises to bring together leaders in architectural history and design for a two-day conference at one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most legendary building creations. Registration information can be found at the AIA Historic Resources Committee Events Page.
October 26: Adult Photography Class
Fall Photography Course at Taliesin West for Adults. Professional photographer Andrew Pielage will guide participants through this weekend class on Saturday, October 26th from 12-6pm. Master basic photography skills, learn how to manipulate composition and light, and practice advanced manual settings such as shutter speed, aperture, and ISO. Students learn art critiquing skills as they discuss others’ work and edit their own photographs. Participants must provide their own fully manual camera and USB cord. Learn more on the Education Outreach Program section of our website.