Loghaven Artist Residency
1001 Loghaven Dr.
Knoxville, TN 37920
Loghaven Artist Residency’s mission is to serve artists by providing them with a transformative residency experience and continued post-residency support. The residency is located on ninety acres of woodland in Knoxville, Tennessee. Artists live in five historic log cabins that have been both rehabilitated and modernized to create an ideal setting for reflection and work, and they have access to new, purpose-built studio space. All Loghaven Fellows are awarded stipends to support the creation of new work during the residency.
February 6 – March 3, 2023 (4 weeks)
April 10 – May 5, 2023 (4 weeks)
May 22 – June 16, 2023 (4 weeks)
July 17 – 31, 2023 (2 weeks for teaching artists and faculty artists at the university level)
September 25 – November 3, 2023 (6 weeks)
January 8 – 22, 2024 (2 weeks, preference given to alumni/ae)
Application Timeline and Qualifications
Applications will be accepted starting Wednesday, June 1, 2022, until Friday, July 15, 2022, at midnight Eastern Time. Late applications will not be accepted. The application panel will meet in September, and applicants will be contacted by November 1, 2022.
A national selection committee composed of artist peers and other arts professionals selects artists. Applicants are judged by the same criteria across disciplines. Panelists are looking for artistic excellence, defined by a depth of conceptual content, sustained impact, and boldness of vision. The panel seeks those with sophisticated technical knowledge, whether the applicant displays a high level of traditional skill or, conversely, subverts that knowledge in new or challenging ways. The panel values potential in emerging artists and evidence of commitment and evolution in more established or mid-career applicants.
Practicing artists of all backgrounds and at any stage of their career are eligible to apply for a Loghaven residency. International artists and artists currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program are not eligible. Artists must be at least twenty-one years old and live more than 120 miles away from Knoxville. This distance requirement is designed to ensure that artists are able to be fully immersed in their residency experience and can take advantage of the retreat-style environment. Please note that all eligibility requirements must be met at the time of application.
We invite applicants in the creation stage of their specified project or work cycle to apply in the following disciplines:
- Writing (poetry, fiction, nonfiction, screenwriting, and journalism)
- Visual Arts
- Music Composition
- Interdisciplinary Work
All applicants are required to submit two professional references. Please provide the name, contact information, and a very brief description of the nature of your professional relationship for each reference. Loghaven contacts references only if the application advances. References would be contacted in the fall by either email or phone and would not submit a formal letter.
Loghaven invites collaborative teams of up to and including nine people to apply. Each collaborative team will submit one application to be considered for a residency at Loghaven. Teams will apply together by selecting the “Loghaven Artist Residency Collaborative Team Application“ within the Loghaven Slideroom portal. Please note that all team members intending to take part in the residency will need to fill out a team member informational form within the larger team application. Collaborative groups share working space and may be expected to share living space.
Application InstructionsApplication Fee
The residency has a $20 non-refundable application fee to apply. If this presents a financial barrier for you, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we can make alternative arrangements with you.