IS AN ARTIST-RUN RESIDENCY AND ART VENUE SITUATED ON A QUIET COUNTRY ROAD IN SOUTHERN COLUMBIA COUNTY, NY.
THE MISSION OF RURAL PROJECTS IS TO RUN A RURAL WORKSPACE AND RESIDENCY PROGRAM SERVING ARTISTS WHO UTILIZE OR ADDRESS TECHNOLOGY IN THEIR WORK.
RURAL PROJECTS PROVIDES A BUCOLIC BACKDROP FOR A PERIOD OF FOCUSED STUDIO PRACTICE, SITE-SPECIFIC WORK AND OCCASIONAL PUBLIC EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITIES FOR ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE.
The Bartering Residency - history
From 2007 - 2015 Rural Projects ran a bartering residency, where the artist-in-residence received studio space, accommodation in an 80's era camp caravan, breakfast supplies, and an evening meal in exchange for a minimum of two hours per day of work. (14 hours of work for a 7 day residency, for example.)
2015 and 2016 the residency was on hiatus and came back online summer 2017. Artists stayed in a 1,000 square foot live/work studio that previous residents helped to renovate. Visit our PROJECTS page to learn about Rural Projects artists.
**Information about 2019 programs coming soon!**
Sarah Anderson-Lock, Executive Director
Sarah received her MFA in Painting from Parsons School of Design in 1995. She currently serves as the Arts Administrator at The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, CT. Sarah was a 2011 NYFA MARK fellow and has been a program board member at The Fields Sculpture Park/Art Omi, Ghent, NY since 2011 and a board member of the Arts for Region One, Lakeville, CT since 2012.
Greg Lock, Artistic & Technical Director
Greg is a sculptor exploring spatial & perceptual concerns whilst utilizing digital technology. He has an MA in Creative Technology from the University of Salford, UK and an MFA in Sculpture from Parsons School of Design, NY, NY. Greg is director of the Photography, Film, and Related Media program at The Hotchkiss School and co-director of the Tremaine Gallery.