Creativity dwells between the floor joists, the wallpaper, and the ceiling boards. The space may be small and quiet, but between its walls are boundless sets of possibility.
This program is designed to provide immersive focus on a project or body of work that responds to the history and legacy of James Castle or the site. Taking inspiration from Castle’s curious and observant nature and his daily creative practice, this residency is open to artists, scholars, creators and professionals working in any field. Projects may be founded in any practice, but must be focused on the generation of a final product that contributes to our understanding of the site.
SHORT STAY RESIDENCY
These condensed 10-day stays provide one artist time and private living and working space to focus on a single project that responds to the site. Each term includes one Open Studio event, where the artist can share their work with the Boise community.
The James Castle House values the relationships and opportunities built through our residency programs. In order to provide continued support, we encourage residency program alumni to reach out to us with project proposals and collaboration opportunities as they move forward in their careers. These proposals will be considered on a case-by-case basis, with the James Castle House offering support for projects that have the highest potential to impact the Boise community and the artist’s career.
Open to applicants legally able to work in the United States.
Applicants must be able to pass a thorough background check.
Applicants must be 18 or older.
The James Castle House does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or disability.
The James Castle House residency programs are open to emerging and mid-career artists and professionals working in any field. However, due to the property’s limitations and proximity to neighbors, this is not a place that can accommodate loud or especially messy processes.
Selections will be made by committee and based on the following:
- Strength of proposal
- Quality of work samples
OTHER ACTIVITIES HAPPENING AT THE SPACE
General Store (retail)
Tours and Talks
Public Open Hours: Thursday-Saturday 11am-6pm
Private living quarters