Cabin-Time Art Camp

Cabin-Time Art Camp

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Cabin-Time Art Camp is a roaming creative residency to remote places. Cabin-Time invites artists, designers, photographers, writers, musicians, craftspeople, scientists, cartographers, bird-watchers, wood-workers, planners, organizers, schemers and dreamers to join in cooperative intentional isolation, to make site-specific work based on location and theme. Conscientious environmental stewardship is a core principle of Cabin-Time, through making work and maintaining camp. Following each week-long residency is an exhibition, where work made during and following the residency is shown and documented. A trip specific Field Guide is published, compiling and archiving the work made during each expedition.

The experience at Cabin-Time is a cooperative environment. Creatives are expected to find transportation to Grand Rapids, Michigan. The residency fee covers transportation from Grand Rapids to the site, co-op vegetarian meals, cabin rental costs (when necessary), and on-site supply needs. We work as a community to set up camp, share chores, cook group meals, and help each other with our ideas. The exact number of creatives invited to each roaming residency varies by location and degree of isolation. Each residency is a separate, international call, and is open to anyone!

Cabin-Time hosts residencies bi-annually, one in the winter, one in the summer.


Each creative is chosen following an open call, based on their application and proposal on the location and theme announced. Artists are chosen no later than one month prior to each residency, giving adequate time to independently and cooperatively research the chosen location and to prepare supplies/materials.

Next Residency: CT4
Cabin-Time: Wilderness
45°44’03”N 84°54’10”W
February 2-8, 2013
Cabin-Time: Wilderness will take 10 creatives to Wilderness State Park on the northwest coast of Michigan’s lower peninsula. CT4 leaves Grand Rapids on Saturday, February 2 and will return Friday, February 8, 2013 (weather pending). We will be stationed in a 1920’s CCC-built bunkhouse on the grounds of the state park. The cost for this residency is $200.
Applications are due midnight, December 15, 2012.


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