The Hermitage Artist Retreat is a multi-disciplinary artist retreat uniquely serving artists, the creative process, and the community. Located on a nine-acre beachside campus in Manasota Key at the southern tip of Sarasota County, Florida, we provide celebrated diverse and accomplished artists with multi-week residencies to create new works of art, theater, music, literature, and more. Our Hermitage Fellows have described their experiences as “life-changing” and “transformative,” regularly noting that they accomplish more in two weeks at the Hermitage than they otherwise might do in two years. The award-winning original works created at the Hermitage are presented in renowned concert halls, theaters, museums, and galleries throughout our region and across the globe. In addition to the unique and invaluable experience we provide to artists, we take pride in our complementary missions of historic preservation, ecological restoration, and community outreach and engagement.
Artistic Director and CEO: Andy Sandberg
The Programs Manager reports directly to the Artistic Director/CEO in support of the overall mission of the Hermitage. This position is responsible for ensuring the smooth and successful implementation and execution of year-round artist programs, which can be upwards of 50-60 community programs per year, including live events, virtual experiences, and hybrids. Programs may include concerts, readings, open studios, visual art displays, performance art, lectures, workshops, school visits, or other formats – on the Hermitage campus and at partner organizations throughout our region. This position also manages and coordinates multiple collaborations with other arts, cultural, and educational institutions. In addition, the Programs Manager oversees the Hermitage’s core artist residency program and is responsible for ensuring a positive and enriching experience for all visiting artists (70-80 per year), including special programs such as the family residencies, Florida teaching artists program, and more. Finally, this individual will be responsible for managing the details of ongoing initiatives and commissions, including the annual Hermitage Greenfield Prize and other national programs.