About the International Summer Program
For over 20 years, The Watermill Center has hosted an International Summer Program led by Artistic Director Robert Wilson. Each July and August, more than 80 artists from over 30 countries gather at Watermill’s Long Island, NY eight-acre site. Participants spend up to five weeks in an intense collaborative creative environment. The Summer Program provides a unique opportunity to observe the development and performance methodologies of Robert Wilson and his collaborators; to work with established professionals in the international performing arts world; to forge relationships with artists from a broad range of experience levels and disciplines; to develop networks of US and international professional contacts; and to investigate what it means to be a “global artist.”
Summer Program participants receive access to an extensive collection of resources central to the Watermill experience: daily meetings with Robert Wilson; lectures on subjects including theater and opera innovation, installation, design, and science led by international cultural luminaries, established artists and scientists; opportunities to propose and develop new work for public presentation during the annual Watermill Summer Benefit and Discover Watermill Day; 20,000 square feet of rehearsal/design spaces and outdoor stages; a theater production archive; an extensive physical and digital library; The Watermill Art Collection; and The Center’s landscaped grounds. Additionally, participants have an opportunity to audition for Robert Wilson’s summer staging rehearsals and to take part in workshops with his collaborators.
Application Deadline: Friday, January 15, 2016 at 5pm
Program Dates: The Watermill Center 2016 International Summer Program from July 18 to August 20, 2016