The Hermitage hosts artists on our Gulf-front Manasota Key campus for “escape-to-create” residencies. Some come to explore and experiment, some are on deadline or working on a commission. There is no expectation of a completed work product from a Hermitage residency; we understand that artists require focused time to produce quality new work without external demands or expectations.
Artists are referred to us by the National Curatorial Council for our Core Residency program, which serves mid-career artists who are already making an impact in their field and who may benefit from dedicated time in a retreat setting. There is no application process.
Additional residency programs serve Sarasota County resident artists and Florida public school teacher/artists. Read more.