NISDA ARTIST RESIDENCY COMMUNITY
SUSPENSION OF NISDA PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES DUE TO COVID-19
The NISDA Artist Community welcomes emerging and professional artists and educators in all fields including, but not limited to, classical photography, painting, ceramics, textiles, writing, music, performance and any alternative projects committed to the creative process. NISDA is especially interested in interdisciplinary art, art in the environment and conceptual works. We welcome educators pursuing the integration of the arts and interdisciplinary projects in their classrooms.
NISDA’s residency is an on-your-own, self-structured experience that provides time & climate for personal renewal. Residents live in NISDA’s Harbor Cottages in Nantucket Town. You may work NISDA’s Long Shed at SeaView Farm, in your cottage or in the Nantucket landscape.
Artists in Residence, are welcome to visit SeaView Farm in Wauwinet which is in the midst of historic restoration of our Dairy Barn supported by a CPC Community Preservation Fund Grant (read more about the restoration process).
NISDA’s Artist in Residence Program has been in the midst of cascading extraordinary events in the last year. Our biggest challenge was the four floods of the winter of 2017-18, which involved the Artist in Residence property in town. We will admit that these events posed a bit of a challenge at the time, but they have become an opportunity to begin planning the re-establishment of a portion of the Residency Cottages near our Studios at Seaview Farm in Wauwinet.
Our downtown residency location will now be comprised of 5 cottages instead of ten, with a re-defined lawn area, offering a broader view of the harbor across the street.
Two large one bedroom and 2 one bedroom cottages remain available this summer through the fall for artists–in residence. Residents may work in their cottages as well as access all that the island has to offer from the Athenaeum, museums and galleries to the moorlands, forests and beaches.
The NantucketLandBank.org offers acres of preserved land with varied character that can be accessed by painters and artists creating temporary site specific works.
Nisda’s Artist Outer Place was originally a large oceanfront cottage with similar ambience.in the quieter country 8 miles from town in Wauwinet, accessible to Pocomo Point Beach, the Hidden Forest and Great Point.
There are two sizes of cottages to choose from:
One-bedroom cottages have a main room with table, chairs, a trundle twin bed (that can be an additional bed) made up as a couch, a kitchenette, a separate bathroom with shower and small bedroom with small closet with two twin beds or king bed.. Artists have comfortably set up workspace in the main room. Additional worktables can be provided.
Larger one bedroom cottage, slightly larger living space, bath with shower and separate walk in kitchenette, storage loft and a small bedroom with two twin beds or king bed. Living space has a trundle bed that can be made up as day couches. Additional worktables can be added.
Residents can configure the workspace as needed. There is no WIFI at the cottages. WIFI is available at the Nantucket Athenaeum, The Bean Coffee Shop and Handlebar Café are just blocks away.
Our long shed barn houses a ceramics studio with two Skutt electric kilns. There is also a small painting studio. These studios are accessible for the summer of 2019 through October 31st.
About our islandcommunity and businesses please see nantucketchamber.org
Nantucketchamber.org for information about the island and businesses.
Getting around the island: walk, bike, taxi, car rental or shuttle bus (shuttle bus only in summer months.
Bike rentals: islandbike.com, youngsbicycleshop.com, easyridersbikerentals.com, nantucketbikeshop.com. The Wave Shuttle bus, www.nrta.org has limited service year round. Walking and Bike paths are parallel to the major roads. Maps are available at bike rentals and on the Shuttle website nrta.org.
c/o NISDA, 71 Washington St. Nantucket, Ma 02554
Basic Art supplies that you might need: There is an art supply store: Create, 8 Amelia Drive, Nantucket, MA 02554 (508) 901-5186, definitely worth checking out, but if your needs are specific, best to be prepared.
Writers: there is not a printer available for your use at the cottages. Several local businesses can help you or bring your own. You may print at Nantucket Office products where computer time is also available: 508-228-4220 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sheets and Towels: Beds have mattress covers, blankets, pillows and bedspreads, sheets. Towels are provided. However in summer months residents should bring beach towels. Personal laundry maybe washed at Holdgates Laundry..508-228-0750
We’d be happy to answer any questions to help you decide if a residency here is right for you: 508-325-6659