The Lemon tree house residency
FOR WRITERS & ARTISTS
now accepting applications for 2017
2017 SPRING RESIDENCY: MAY 20-JUNE 3, 2017
2017 FALL RESIDENCY: SEPTEMBER 9-23, 2017
Deadline for all 2017 residency applications: DECEMBER 1, 2017
THE COST OF THE LEMON TREE HOUSE PROGRAM IS 2600€
PRESENTING OUR FALL 2016 ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE
Nadja Spiegelman's forthcoming memoir, "I'm Supposed to Protect You from All This," will be published by Riverhead Books in August 2016. She is the Eisner-award nominated author of the ZIG AND WIKKI graphic series for young children and "Lost in NYC: A Subway Adventure."
Ryley O'Byrne is an artist/designer from the West Coast of Canada. She graduated from Emily Carr University, and studied additionally at UBC and Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. She is recognized for her accomplished and prolific work in patterns and prints, which have been featured or profiled in publications around the world including Vogue, W Magazine, The Globe and Mail, Flare, Suddeutsche Zeitung, Ginza and New York Magazine. She previously worked as a Cultural Consultant and Artistic Director, in Paris and Vancouver respectively, before launching the cult brand Strathcona Stockings in 2010. Ryley's full body of work spans multiple mediums, including writing, painting, costume and video. Her most recent project, a collection of fine silk wearables, explores Ryley's notion that fashion is at once utilitarian and somatic, and also functions as a form of expression, art, and fantasy. She currently works from her studio between Vancouver, Los Angeles and her home town of Roberts Creek, BC.
CRAIG FRANCIS POWER
Craig Francis Power is an artist and writer from St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. His first novel, Blood Relatives (Pedlar Press 2010) won the Percy Janes First Novel Award, the Fresh Fish Award for Emerging Writers, the ReLit Award, and was short-listed for the BMO Winterset Award. His second novel, The. Hope. is forthcoming from Pedlar Press in the Fall of 2016, while a third novel, Skeet Love, will be published with Breakwater Books in Spring 2017.
His hooked rugs, installations and videos have shown widely across Canada and internationally in both solo and group exhibitions. In 2008, he was nominated for the Sobey Art Award, which recognizes the work of Canadian artists under forty.
Rosa Rankin-Gee's first novel The Last Kings of Sark was published by Virago (UK) and St Martin's Press (US) last year. The Times called it "stunningly well-written", The Guardian said it was "lithe, shimmering and full of wit" and The New Yorker said it was "both freshly innocent and self-assured." In 2011, she won Shakespeare & Company's international Paris Literary Prize; in 2010, she was chosen by Esquire Magazine as one of 60 Brilliant Young Brits. She has been the recipient of fellowships at Hedgebrook and Vermont Studio Center, and performed at literary events in Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam, Guernsey, Santorini and various festivals across the UK. She grew up in northwest London, but has lived in Paris for the last 4 years. She is currently to be found writing her second novel at the Bibliothèque historique de la ville, or eating a sandwich in the park next door.
The Lemon Tree House is an artist residency program designed to encourage the creative, intellectual and personal growth of emerging and established artists, musicians and writers. The aim is to support creative process in a unique and historically rich environment, to allowed devoted time to creative work, and to provide interesting opportunties for cultural exchange and development. We are, however, constrained by certain physical and environmental perimeters, please read below to see if your work fits our criteria. If you have any questions about the program or your place in it, contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lemon Tree House currently supports the following disciplines:
Writing- Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Poetry, Playwriting, Screenwriting and Journalism.
Visual Arts-Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Photography, Books Arts, Conceptual Art, Digital Art, Film and Video, Illustration, Mixed Media, Fiber Arts.
Performing Arts- Songwriting, Composition, Performance, Performance Art, Choreography.
NOTE: The Lemon Tree House cannot support artists who require a traditional studio, sound-proof quarters or specialized equipment. We can support work that takes place out of doors, in shared space, in domestic space, and by creative producers who can bring their own equipment and materials.