The Barn at Lee brings artists in residence to the Berkshires, creating programs for emerging artists to have the time and space to explore creative ideas, teach themselves and others and make and present new work.
A fluid program designed to explore the question of the emerging artist, at its core the Barn provides time, space, and educational resources for young artists, both local and at large, to develop new work.
The residency gives an artist up to 10 consecutive days of artistic refuge on the property. Residents also have the chance to return to Lee to engage with the local community through workshops, readings and mentorships. Young voices are central to evolution of the performing arts, the Barn says, and the program fosters emerging artists, giving them time, space and resources to develop their voices.
Recent residents include Matilda Sakamoto, a choreographer, movement director, dancer and actor based in Brooklyn and LA, and Nazareth Hassan, an interdisciplinary artist working in writing, performance, music, sound, video and photography based in Brooklyn, N.Y.