Application for Artist-in-Residence

Open Wabi seeks to bring together a diverse group of artists, working in any medium.

Apply for Residency

Open Wabi seeks to bring together a diverse group of artists, working in any medium, interested in furthering their personal practice and networking with other artists from around the world.

There are no specific educational requirements to apply. Awards will be made to those, who in the exclusive opinion of the jury, have submitted the best work. Apply by the priority deadline date to increase the chance of securing your place in a residency session. Check the listing below for updated information on availability.

Artists will be given large individual studios (minimum of 16 x 30 foot) in the historical factory. As well, artists interested in working outdoors are encouraged to take advantage of the 20-acre property which includes wooded areas, pasture, and abandoned architectural remnants. The environment is a mix of industrial and natural — nestled in a quaint central Ohio town. In the evenings, artists gather around a communal table to discuss their work and exchange ideas.

2018 Session Dates and Priority Application Deadlines:

  • May 13 – May 26 (1 private room & camping available)
  • Jul 1 – July 14 (2 private rooms & camping available)
  • Jul 22 – Aug 04 (Camping available. Waitlist for private room or cabin.)
  • Aug 26 – Sep 08 (Priority deadline May 1)

NOTE: The Private Cabin has been filled for the for the May 13-May 26 & July 1-July 14 sessions and is not available for those sessions as a housing preference.

Required Application Materials:

  • Artist Statement
  • CV
  • 10 images with descriptions
  • Statement of your interest in attending Open Wabi
  • Application Fee: $25


  • Cost: $750 Private Room / $650 Private Cabin / $550 Camping
  • Deposit: $250 deposit due 21 days after acceptance to lock in reservation


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