The Watermill Center Artist Residency Program began in 2006, when the Center officially opened as a year-round facility. Over the course of the program, up to twenty collectives or individual artists take up residence at The Center to create collaborative works that critically investigate, challenge, and extend the existing norms of performance practice. By June of 2017, The Center will have hosted over 90 residents.
Since 1992, The Watermill Center has hosted the International Summer Program under the direction of Founder and Artistic Director Robert Wilson. Each July and August, approximately 60-100 artists from over 30 countries gather at Watermill’s Long Island, NY site. Participants spend from five to six weeks in an intense collaborative creative environment.