In keeping with the original Mission Statement of the Griffis Art Center to
(1) cultivate and encourage contemporary fine art and artists, and
(2) create an opportunity for international exchange among artists and the community through the visual arts, the Griffis Art Center rents apartments to artists, writers and composers from around the world. These are creative individuals who have made their home in the artistic community of the Griffis Art Center in New London, CT. They are year-round rentals separate from the Residency Programs.
Since 1989, there have been an engaging variety of activities continually taking place, often including the GAC's International Artists-in-Residence. Activities have included drawing classes, poetry readings, weddings, cocktail parties, lectures, art exhibitions, May Day celebrations, dinner parties, movie filming, concerts and even Ti Chi. Sometimes, just sitting around the back yard picnic table with the other artists has been a source of inspiration, encouragement or simple reflection.