Now Accepting Applications for 2016 Residencies

Posted Jan 22, 2016 | 2 Comments

Joni Clare, Wormfarm resident artist 2015

Attention artists: Wormfarm Institute is now reviewing residency applications for our 16th year of offering a unique farm-based residency.

Immerse yourself in sustainable culture in beautiful rural Wisconsin. There is no deadline and we will review applications until the season (May- October 2016) is filled.

A Wormfarm Institute residency is an opportunity to focus on your artistry while immersing yourself in the life of a working farm. To learn more and apply online, visit the residency page.

Apply online now!


  1. Cynthia Gallaher
    April 30, 2016

    Dear Wormfarm Institute,

    I’m sending you this brief inquiry before sending in applications for writers’ residencies. I am a food poet, certified yoga instructor and art history graduate who is interested in attending the Wormfarm Institute as a resident, along with my Chicano-poet husband Carlos Cumpian, during the first two weeks of October. We’d be interested in helping hands-on, teaching yoga to other residents and documenting activities through poetry both on the farm and during the Fermentation Fest.

    I have previously served as a resident at the PoetryFarm in Orfordville, Wisconsin, swapping four hours of organic farm work per day for a writing residency. This summer, I was awarded a three-week residency at the Quarry at the Marble House Project in Dorset, Vermont, which blends its artist/writer residencies with participation in sustainable agriculture.

    I am the author of “Omnivore Odes: Poems About Food, Herbs and Spices” (Finishing Line Press, 2013) and am currently working on another manuscript of food poems, “Botanical Bandwidth: More Poems About Food, Drink, Herbs and Spices.” My husband, Carlos Cumpian, is author of three collections of poetry and a bestselling children’s textbook, “Latino Rainbow: Poems About Latino Americans.” Carlos, as well, as worked on several farms.

    Just want to find out if there are still availabilities and if you’d consider the two of us together for a two-week residency.

    All the best,
    Cynthia Gallaher

    • Nina Macheel
      June 1, 2016

      Thank you for this inquiry and for your interest. I apologize for the delay in responding. I will pass this along to the Residency Manager(s) for a full response. Regards, Nina Macheel, Managing Director


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