About Staufferstadt Arts
Staufferstadt Arts is a non profit project formed in the fall of 2015 in Strasburg, VA; nestled in the picturesque Shenandoah Valley. The aim of the residency is to foster the local arts culture and to encourage creativity. In doing so, we hope to help revitalize the town and inspire the local youth; while also offering artists from abroad a chance to unwind and enjoy the benefits and beauty of small town life. To achieve these goals we host artists in a residency setting, curate pop-up events, and run a public arts program.
About the residency
Artists are invited to stay and work on personal projects in a two room studio at the Staufferstadt House, with access to tools, supplies, and materials. They are given the opportunity to work in a unique environment, become immersed in a warm and friendly small town community, and enjoy the natural beauty of the area, such as hiking trails and swimming holes. While typically artists are directly invited to participate, we welcome submissions from those who would like to take part in the artist residency.
About S.A. pop-up events
We like to keep things interesting, and do so by hosting occasional pop-up events; either large scale for the entirety of the community, or small scale secret get-togethers for the 20-30 something crowd. While typically artists are directly invited to participate, we welcome submissions from those who would like to submit ideas on events in our area.
About the Staufferstadt Public Arts Program
Our Public Arts Program is a large scale contemporary mural project, inviting the best and the brightest in the street art and muralist scene to engage the town with their work. We look to reach the community, speaking to it's past and future, and challenging the perspectives of those who pass through Strasburg. Those who participate in our murals program are offered a free stay at the Staufferstadt House, a stipend, and all materials are payed for. While typically artists are directly invited to participate, we welcome submissions from those who would like to take part in our public arts program.
About the Staufferstadt House
The Staufferstadt House is a rustic, secluded, formerly abandoned, 150+ year old farmhouse, located outside of Strasburg. The house is partially restored, maintaining it's original charm, with original wallpaper and flower-pattern floors, but updated with plumbing and electricity. The house includes a two room live-in art studio, a music room, and an adjacent small-scale events space.
About Strasburg VA
Located near Shenandoah National Park, 75 miles west of Washington DC, Strasburg, Virginia is a location rich in beautiful views and history. Founded in 1761, Strasburg was originally a German speaking farming town which became most well known for it's ceramics industry. In current times it is a peaceful small town, with antique stores, a few restaurants, and a close knit, friendly community. The postcard-like vistas of the Shenandoah River along with the Massanutten and Allegheny mountains draw visitors from far and wide.