Travel. Explore. Stay In Homes. Build Lasting Connections.
We shall not cease from exploration...
Hestia’s annual nomadic residency supports four residents on a two-month, cross-country odyssey.
Spanning six homeshares and the continental US, our residency draws inspiration from the hero’s journey.
From a sculptor's gothic castle in Lexington, Kentucky to an artist’s oasis in San Diego, California, our residents - visual artists and writers; digital storytellers and filmmakers - enjoy back-to-back solo residencies at a diversity of homeshares.
In each locality, homeshare Hosts provide space to live and create. Cultural Partners offer workspace & opportunities for mentorship, fellowship, and public programming.
At the conclusion of their treks, Hestia residents converge on Savannah, Georgia to partake in a one-week collaborative documentation project. Their work comes together across mediums/disciplines under the guidance of our curator-in-residence.
Residents return to their home communities with an Exhibition Grant to mount a solo show in partnership with a local institution.
Through our nomadic residency, we spark connection in unexpected places.
...& the end of all our exploring/Will be to arrive where we started/& know the place for the first time.