We established Purdon Groves with a desire to give back to artists, a population we feel is often undervalued and underserved. If you’re a writer, visual artist, photographer, songwriter or other type of creative, we’d love to talk with you about our Artist Work Exchange Program. Here’s how it works:
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know you’d like an application for the program. Once we’ve identified the date(s) and type of work you’ll be doing, you’ll stay in our 400 sq ft Glamping Tent and work three hours per day for the duration of your stay.
We look forward to welcoming you to our Artist Work Exchange Program!
Here's what Aaron Garcia had to say...
"During my time at Purdon Groves, I was able to get back in touch with my traditional side of drawing and ink, but more importantly, I was able to spend time with my own thoughts and intentions. As I move forward in my career, I want to make sure I'm presenting my best self and work I'm proud of. Focusing on your own brand as a designer can be tough and oftentimes gets neglected, so having the time to do that was incredible. I was also able to make space and time for reflection, reading and writing.
One particular aspect of the work-exchange that I enjoyed was breaking up my day with some manual labor. I know it sounds counter-intuitive, but getting my body moving and accomplishing physical tasks helped my mind relax and engage with nature. Two moments stood out to me during my stay. One was chopping firewood for about two hours. Something about the repetition and physical exertion was really enjoyable. The other was sitting in the middle of the field, in front of a fire, staring up at the canopy of various space-ink blacks and bright sparkles from the stars."