Artist Residency

About the Residency

 Applications for 2025 will begin September 1, 2024.  

Artists who are interested in a residency at Lakeside Inn should fill out the application form by clicking the link below (link is open September 1-November 1). The length of residency will be based on the artist’s proposals, expressive medium, and availability. Resident Artists stay in the shared apartment located behind the inn, and also have 24/7 access to their assigned studio/workspace on the east end of the art residency building. WiFi is available for the studios and the apartment.  

The clay studio will only be available for artists who are approved to work there.  Ceramic artists must show a solid proficiency for their craft in order to be  accepted to the program. While the residency is generally free, we do charge ceramic artists a fee for kiln firing, as well as for clay and glazes. Ceramic artists are allowed to bring prior approved clays and glazes, or inquire about what our studio carries for purchase.  Ceramic artists are also encouraged to apply for the summer work residency, where they can spend part of the day doing housekeeping and the rest of the time in the clay studio. 

The residency program also offers an Artist Work Exchange Program for the months of May through September. In this program, artists are able to earn a paycheck for 16-25 hours a week doing housekeeping for the inn, and are otherwise free to pursue their creative projects during their stay. The Artist Work Exchage residencies will range from 4 weeks to 6 weeks based on availability and demand.

Residents are asked to donate a top quality piece of work indicative of their practice for display in the Inn’s permanent collection. If donating a piece is not possible (such as from dancers or musicians), residents are then asked to present a program at  the inn, such as a group class, discussion, performance, or gallery showing.


We encourage all artists submitting to have a car of their own for travel.  The area itself does not have readily-available public transportation, but we do have bicycles available during the nicer months of the year that may be used. There is an Amtrak train that runs from Union Station to New Buffalo, but a cab is necessary to take you from New Buffalo to Lakeside. 

Click below to begin your submission to the program.

Application open Sept 1 to Nov 1

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Amenities & Stipulation

  • Artist studio with sun lights
  • Ceramic studio (you must to be trained to use it)
  • Private beach
  • The backyard pond
  • Art sculptures
  • Local food walking is 15 mins, driving is 5 min Local grocery is 5 miles from inn


Lakeside Inn Residency is currently free for the selected artists as we finalize our program. It does not offer a stipend for the artist, but includes a picturesque place for an artist to live and work for the duration of their residency. THE RESIDENCY STAY IS FOR ARTISTS ONLY.

Application open Sept 1 to Nov 1

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