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Four Pillars artist residency application.  UPDATED DECEMBER 16th, 2018


  • applications are due: January 15th, 2019. The deadline may be extended until the applicant pool meets our criteria. Applications submitted after the deadline will be added to the waitlist.
  • Service based fellowships and notification of acceptance via email or phone is before the end of January.
  • Non-refundable Placeholder Deposit of $500.00 is due within 5 days of notification payable by credit/debit card or E-check only (we will send an online invoice via email or you may pay over the phone).
  • Includes single occupancy accommodations in cottages which may change at the discretion of MGSoA (we will not adjust the rate based on the relative nature of the accommodations).  
  •  Application fees are non-refundable.
  •  No refunds for withdrawal.

  Costs and other considerations

  • There is now no fee for this residency (direct fellowship awards now cover the full $4000 value of the residency).  As a cooperative environment artists of the Four Pillars are expected to stay in program housing and accept the food plan (we will do our best to accommodate dietary needs).
  • Upon arrival your non-refundable $500 placeholder deposit will convert to a residency, studio and housing caution deposit that will be returned upon satisfactory completion of the residency, service assignments, and when a successful inspection of the studio and housing is performed.  Housing and studios must be clean and free of damage beyond normal wear and tear or this deposit will not be returned.
  • Fellowship awards require up to 12.5 hours of program, housing or community service per week such as household chores, preparing dinners, picking up groceries and errands (if vehicle), studio upkeep, helping with building projects, teaching a community art class, and assisting the executive director with the day to day operations of the Mount Gretna School of Art, etc.
  • All artists accepted to the Four Pillars artist residency are required to perform the same level of program service assignments whether or not they receive or accept a financial award.

Four Pillars is a non-profit service of the Mount Gretna School of Art which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, genetic information, or age in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial aid, employment, or any other program or activity.

  *Currently our artist cottage has some wheelchair accessible features but may not meet every ADA standard. We will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations to students with disability requiring reasonable accommodation.

  The terms of this application may change and we'll do our best to let you know.