we invite you to move
Hestia is the world's first nomadic artists residency.
We provide creative practitioners from all disciplines with fellowships in a diversity of homes across the US.
Artists, transformed by travel, chase inspiration toward new ideas. Hosts act as mentors, providing the nurturing space for creative risk-taking. Communities benefit from site-specific engagements & collaborations.
At Hestia, we spark connection in unexpected spaces.
"We invite you to move."
Inspiring people, inspiring art through the power of place
HESTIA believes the imagining mind holds no boundaries. Our experiential residencies serve every member of the arts world, pairing artists with hosts & diverse host communities.
who we are
Painters and playwrights. Filmmakers and fiction writers. Sound composers, choreographers, sculptors, and curators. Our nomads-in-residence are creative practitioners motivated by the unknown. HESTIA provides the time & resources for freedom and exploration. Our residents produce work electrically in dialogue with place & its people.
We light the path for: inspiration.
At HESTIA, we believe that home spaces buoy our best creative selves. Our hosts are established arts & thought leaders. They offer their homes as supportive, nurturing spaces for artistic risk-taking. Hosts grow from providing mentorship & a place for belonging. Cultural partners contribute workspace, resources, & catalyzing conversation.
We light the path for: transformative relationships.
At the heart of nomadry is community. HESTIA partners residents with communities to produce site-specific events, exhibitions, shows, & acts of service. Our programming is designed in collaboration with local artists & institutions, infused with our residents' novel vision.
We light the path for: authentic connection.
"HESTIA is a just-in-time residency service model. This passionate thing, potential thing, confirms that creative practice can happen anywhere at any time. You encourage dreaming about what travel is, what adventure is, what community can be. HESTIA is the model for now."
~ Noah Weinstein, Cultural Partner & Founder, Pier 9 @ Autodesk
support our work
HESTIA is a 501(c)(3) fiscally sponsored organization. With the generous support of our sponsors, we are able to fully host each residency experience.
For believing in our work, for being our partner, for contributing to something bigger - we thank you.
"HESTIA is the model for now."
- Noah Weinstein,
Cultural Partner & Founder, Pier 9 @ Autodesk
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