When Ma’s House is renovated, we plan to create an artist residency by offering one of the bedrooms  to international black, indigenous, and other artists of color to create new work and be inspired by the Shinnecock Indian Reservation.

In accordance to Shinnecocks tribal constitution, guests can stay for up to one week – but we hope to create a special exception for artists if they would like to stay longer! 


We hope that the AIR program and public programs will begin in Summer 2021. 


Please click here to apply to the Artist Residency waitlist.



Residency FAQ

The Ma’s House Artist Residency is open to national and international BIPOC artists 21+ years of age. A variety of disciplines are accepted including, but not limited to: visual arts, media/new genre, performance, architecture, film/video, literature, interdisciplinary arts, and music composition. Solo artists or collaborative groups (up to three people) are welcome to apply. 

Applicants will be chosen based on project proposals, artistic merit, feasibility/logistics of the residency, and how the artist will benefit from working at Ma’s House and Shinnecock.

Residencies will be scheduled by mutual agreement between accepted resident artists and Ma’s House year-round. Residencies can be a minimum of a weekend and a maximum of one month. Artists from federally recognized tribes may apply for up to six months.

Residents will be required to participate in a minimum of one public program during their stay (open rehersals, workshops, studio visits, lectures, or artist talks). Workshops and other community engagements are strongly encouraged. 

There will be no fee to apply or fee to attend.


At this time, we are unable to provide grants or stipends for resident artists. Residents will be responsible for living expenses including food, travel to Ma’s House, and production expenses.

Ma’s House is located on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation in Southampton, NY (about two hours from NYC).

Resident artists traveling from NYC have the option of using the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR), Hampton Jitney, or drive with their own vehicle. We can arrange for pickup and drop off at the train station or bus stop in Southampton.

At this time, we are unable to provide a car or bicycle for resident artists.

Ma’s House will make available woodworking tools, but currently has minimal ability to supply art supplies.

Q: Is there a deadline to apply, or is there a rolling application?

A: Ma’s House is a year-round residency. You can apply any time!