Twice a year a visual artists are selected to be a guests of the Griffis Art Center for a five month residency in New London, Connecticut USA. The artists are selected on the basis of their application, their demonstrated commitment to art by the education they have chosen, their discipline, their CV and references. An artist’s work may be contemporary or traditional, and may include most types of medium. However, certain casting techniques, which take too long to produce finished products, may have to be eliminated. Printmaking, photography and casting equipment are not available on the premises. During their months of residency, each artist is provided with a spacious, private, fully furnished apartment including all utilities, studio space and an Open Studio Exhibition.