A huge thank you to our Kickstarter backers for the continued interest and support, and to all our new friends and collaborators. After three years of exploring, mapping, building, designing, researching, art-making, testing, re-testing, and months of island living we are today launching the Rabbit Island Residency program. The supported residency will be awarded to a small selection of creators each summer and will cover travel expenses and provide a materials stipend to live and work on the island. Our partnership with the DeVos Art Museum will also give residents the opportunity to exhibit their work, engage with local communities, and have a publication or catalogue produced relating to their work on the island.
Check out www.rabbitisland.org/art to read all about it and see our call for applications. The Summer 2014 residency deadline is August 23rd, 2013.
We must also thank the many friends and acquaintances have helped beta-test the residency over the last few summers, the bloggers and press who have been excited about the project and decided to share it with the world, and not-so-humbly ourselves: Our Co-Founder Rob Gorski who graciously and thoughtfully made this incredible place become much more than an island in Lake Superior, our Lead Artist and Co-Founder Andrew Ranville who has been working long hours to make it a reality and presented the first views of the island residency to the public with his exhibition and catalogue, No Island is a Man.
We are very excited to be providing a truly unique and challenging residency opportunity to artists from all over the world. The project will continue to evolve and be refined generating new discussions as we move forward. For future updates please follow along on www.rabbitisland.org, our Facebook page, and also out new Instagram account (@rabbitisland), where you can already find quite a few amazing scenes from this summer.