Swarm is back Summer 2019 

Swarm Artist Residency envisions a space for underrepresented artists seeking open land, open hearts, and community. Each year we organize a sliding scale, midwestern retreat that welcomes all bodies, disciplines, and minds. 

Swarm 2019 will take place from July 5th - July 21st at Scattergood Friends School in West Branch, Iowa. 

Applications are now closed 

Swarm Apiary Artist (SAAP) & Healing Arts Circle (HAC) applications
Open 2/20, Close 3/17

General Applications
Open 3/1, Close 3/20


Swarm Apiary Artist Program

Each year, Swarm welcomes SAAP artists or artist groups to stay at the residency free of cost. In exchange for meals and lodging, artists share their craft with the larger Swarm community through master classes and artistic production.

Just as healthy gardens thrive from the planting of a variety of seeds, Swarm’s success depends on the richness, depth, and diversity of its community.  Artists of color, queer, gender-expansive and other artists working in non-dominant spaces are strongly encouraged to apply. Artists of all artistic disciplines are welcome.



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