Mother’s Milk is a 2-6 week interdisciplinary residency, designed to support three or four visual or sound artists, or creative writers, who are pursuing innovative work in their field. The goal of this program is to provide individuals or collaborators with the time and space to pursue their creative projects alongside other residents whose different perspectives, backgrounds and interests offer inspiration and interaction. Work that is more experimental in nature without regard to commercial viability is of special interest. A dedicated residency for visual art museum curators, or visual art critics and scholars will be developed.
COVID-19 continues! Situations change quickly. We require all residents be fully vaccinated, and current CDC safety protocols will be strictly followed. We appreciate the patience and empathy required of all of us to be a healthy community together..
Mother's Milk Residency is located in a renovated dairy farm at the edge of Newton, Kansas, tucked between farm fields, a light industrial park, and a travel hub. Our 7.6 acres are heavily wooded in most areas with some historic farm machinery left in place, where it has found a symbiosis with nature. The grounds offer opportunities for installations (with prior discussion and approval), possibly a source of natural materials, or where you’ll find your new favorite spot to move our hammocks and look at the clouds.
Mother's Milk is a project of artists Geraldine Craig and Nelson Smith. Our family purchased the property in 1923, and established a dairy they named Meadow Farm, which was operational for almost 50 years. For several generations it has been a space for creativity and generosity. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.