Hill House Artist Residency Deadline Approaching - PRESS RELEASE

February 24, 2015

Mollie Thomas


Northern Michigan's Hill House artist residency application deadline approaching soon.

BELLAIRE — Crosshatch Center for Art & Design’s Hill House artist residency applications for the June 2016-December 2016 residency season are due April 1.

The program supports musicians, writers, theater/performance, visual artists, and now parent artists as well.  Artists who apply to the program will go through a jury process. Selected artists are awarded time and space to create new work, with a two- to four-week stay in a semi-secluded log cabin near East Jordan, Michigan. The musician residency also offers a small stipend to emerging songwriters to aid in professional development. 

The cabin is surrounded by forest and is within walking distance of the Jordan River. It includes a well-stocked kitchen (with locally sourced food when available), a selection of instruments and some basic recording gear. Artists are invited, but not required, to engage in community outreach through performance, readings and workshops with coordination and promotion help from Crosshatch. The Hill House residency program is unique as it accepts parent artists, artists who want to bring a pet, and allows artists from different disciplines to be in residence together. The only cost for an artist to participate in the Hill House residency program is a $25 application fee.

"My Crosshatch Hill House residency provided me an invaluable opportunity to work uninterrupted, connect with the land and deepen my own understanding of what it is to be an artist and human being," says Jeff Morris, one-half of Charming Disaster along with Ellia Bisker, (musicians-in-residence, January 2016).

Crosshatch is a non-profit organization based in Northern Michigan that builds strong communities through the intersections of art, farming, ecology and economy. For more information about the Crosshatch Hill House residency, including a link to the online application system, visit our site or contact Yvonne.