Hambidge provides a residency program that empowers talented artists to explore, develop, and express their creative voices. Situated on 600 acres in the mountains of north Georgia, Hambidge is a sanctuary of time and space that inspires artists working in a broad range of disciplines to create works of the highest caliber.
We pledge to offer a nurturing retreat for artists, preserve Hambidge’s pristine natural environment, and provide public educational programming.
Artists and other creative thinkers from throughout the United States and around the world; residencies are awarded by juried panels for two to eight weeks.
Hambidge’s Residency Program opens mid-February and closes mid-to late-December through the month of January. Application deadlines are:
- Apply from December 1st through January 15th for the May through August residency period.
- Apply from March 1st through April 15th for the September through December residency period.
- Apply from August 1st through September 15th for the mid-February through April residency period.
FEES & SCHOLARSHIPS
Resident Fellows pay $200 per week (of the $1250 per week cost)
Limited scholarships are available, but include the following:
- National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship provides a 2 week residency with a $700 stipend and waives the $400 residency fee for the top nine first time resident applicants.
- Fulton County Arts Council Fellowship provides a 2 week residency with a $700 stipend and waives the $400 residency fee for the top three rated Fulton County resident applicants.
- Nellie Mae Rowe Fellowship provides a 2 week residency with no fees ($400) to an African-American artist.
Hambidge has 9 secluded cottage/studios which provide living and working space, feature great views, lots of privacy, kitchens and bathrooms.
Resident Fellows gather each evening Tuesday through Friday in Lucinda’s Rock House for delicious vegetarian fare prepared by our talented chef.
Hambidge is located on 600 pristine acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains featuring nature trails, meadows, waterfalls, a swimming hole, an abundance of wild flowers and crisp, clean mountain air.