Glen Foerd’s Artist in Residence Program

Artists are invited to apply to become an Artist in Residence at Glen Foerd on the Delaware. Once selected the Artist in Residence may choose any six month period between June 2017 and June 2018 to complete their residency. This opportunity offers area artists unprecedented access to Glen Foerd’s historic collections, impressive grounds and the Delaware River. This is an amazing opportunity for artists across mediums and especially targeted to artists that have an interest in historic collections, architecture, environmental art, public engagement, Philadelphia history, historic homes and riverways. 

Glen Foerd’s Artist in Residence Program is an opportunity for artists to pursue their artistic discipline and engage with the public while interacting with historic and natural elements of the estate. Outcomes are open-ended, but must include the creation of site specific outdoor artwork, interventions, performances or installations to be exhibited in Fall 2018 and a public engagement component. Examples of public engagement include the following: educational outreach programs, online engagement, workshops, artist talks or performances. Artists will have access to and are encouraged to engage with Glen Foerd's community partners, a process that will be facilitated by Glen Foerd’s staff. Each selected artist will receive a $600 stipend. 

Glen Foerd on the Delaware, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located on 18 acres at the confluence of the Poquessing Creek and Delaware River. It is the only remaining riverfront estate in Philadelphia open to the public. The estate was saved from demolition by a coalition of dedicated neighbors in the immediate community. They formed the non-profit Glen Foerd Conservation Corporation to manage and operate the estate, which is leased from Philadelphia Parks and Recreation. Over the last three decades, Glen Foerd Conservation Corporation has raised funds and organized projects and programs to stabilize the site and increase public access. The estate grounds are free to the public and open everyday from dawn to dusk. 

Application Deadline: April 28, 2017


Join us for our upcoming information sessions at Glen Foerd:
March 24th @ 2:00pm or April 13th @ 10:00am.
Please RVSP to

Details and Requirements:
Aooly at the link below Artists will be asked to submit a resume, artist statement, and 10 images of their work. 


For more information please contact Genevieve Coutroubis at 215-546-7775 x11 or

March 14
April 28, 2017
The Center For Emerging Visual Artists
237 S 18th St Suite 3A
Philadelphia, PA 19103