Thursday, July 2, 2015
What happens when you gather 10 mixed disciplined artists, and a facilitator for 9 days in the hills of western Massachusetts and provide them with space, time, peer-to-peer Fieldwork workshops, and delicious vegetarian food? The answer: Artward Bound!
I experienced a metamorphosis as the seedling of my idea transformed into actual material. I feel inspired and excited to continue my work.
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Artward Bound gave me the time and support to open up my process and take big risks.
Artward Bound fosters art-making of all disciplines at an unparalleled qualitative level in a progressive and transformative environment.
Artward Bound was a wonderful experience. I'm grateful for the opportunity to develop my work and create in an environment outside of the hustle and bustle of the city.
Having the gift of being planted away from the minutiae of my daily life - in a a community with no distractions - is exactly the boost I need to make new work.
I am so thankful for the opportunity to have time to work in these beautiful studios and to interact with the amazing facilitator and supportive peers. I feel renewed and inspired!
Artward Bound has brought a new level of seriousness to my relationship with my work.
The experience of Artward Bound was pivotal in my journey as an artist at both a creative and practical level. I am overflowing with gratitude to have been able to experience this time which, in retrospect, seems like it should be a part of every artist’s development.
Artward Bound is the kind of program that makes being an artist possible.
Quotes by the 2015 Artward Bound Artists:
Robin Conrad, Colin Pip Dixon, Marisa Gruneberg, Alice Klugherz, Kirsty Little, Alisa Matlovsky, Mike Mikos, Marlene Nichols, Libby Skala, Laurie Taylor, and James Scruggs
Photos by Marisa Gruneberg for Artward Bound
This program could not exist without the generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts and individual donors like you!