January 29 Deadline
I-Park is a 450-acre woodland retreat in rural East Haddam, Connecticut. The property consists of ponds, hills, streams, stone outcroppings and sheer cliffs. It has wild fields and new growth forest, as well as miles of stonewalls and walking trails. It is bisected by the Eight Mile River and adjoins the Devil's Hopyard State Park and other preserved tracts. The land has a wild, gnarly character that suits I-Park's role as a refuge from and recourse to the safe routines and subtle compromises of the workaday world.
January 29, is fast approaching for the new Grant/Residency Program for Environmental Art at I-Park. If you have an interest in environmental art, which could very well include elements of landscape and garden design, or know of someone for whom this program would be meaningful, please go to www.i-park.org/Grants.html for details. The program provides participants with a stipend as well as funding for travel and material costs.
This is the first time I-Park has devoted a special residency session, June 5-18, 2007, to a particular discipline. The work produced during this focused session will then be showcased at our annual Open House on June 23, 2007.
Finally, note that this is the first e-mail to our general database specifically on this subject. We had hoped to get this out much earlier. We realize, therefore, that for some, this may be their first notification of the program, and for this we apologize. Although we are not able to change our official postmark deadline, if this is truly the first you’re hearing about the program and would like to apply, we can allow a few additional days. If you are able to get your materials in our hands by February 5, we will process them.
Ralph Crispino, Jr. i-Park