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    The Alaska Fiber Arts Residency seeks an Artist exploring the relationships between wearable art and fashion. The residency aims to support designers working in fashion, costume design, sculpture and/or associated fields, in particular those whose practice is experimental and hard to define.

    Through the course of this four week residency, the Artist will produce at least three “wearable art” pieces for exhibition. The Artist will conduct intensive collaborations with local participants, through a series of workshops or projects exploring the relationships between art and fashion. Topics may include: material possibilities of textile and fabric, issues of copy and appropriation, ideas of clothing as an extension of the body, notions of clothing as symbol & visual language and clothing as wearable, sculptural art.

    Read the full description here: http://www.bunnellarts.org/fiberresidencycall/

    Ox-Bow’s Artist-in-Residence program, located in Saugatuck, MI, offers artists and writers the time, space, and community to encourage growth and experimentation in their practice. During the fall residents are given the time, solitude, and focus often unavailable to so many working artists. At Ox-Bow, artists can enjoy 24-hour access to their studios, and an inspirational setting, free from the expectations of commercial and academic demands. During the fall season, Artists-in-Residence have the opportunity to work in studios not available during the summer session. The fall is an ideal time for writers to apply as there are studios dedicated specifically to them. It’s also a great time to propose group or collaborative work. The residency is open to all visual art disciplines and writers.

    Residency Length: Two, three, and five week (September 3rd – October 7th)

    Costs: Accepted residents are fully funded. Artists can apply for additional stipends within the application.

    The residency provides: • Studio (access to ceramic, printmaking, and painting studios—if you would like access to these facilities make sure this is clearly stated in your application) • Private room • Meals • A community of engaged artists • Opportunities to share work: slide presentations and/or readings

    Ox-bow is happy to announce that in 2016 Ox-Bow furthered its commitment to the needs of artists by no longer charging fees for the residency program (including application, room & board, and residency fees). All accepted residents are fully funded. Artists may apply for additional stipends to help pay for the cost of travel, supplies, and time away from work. To find out more about Ox-Bow’s AIR program and to apply, visit their website: www.ox-bow.org

    oxbowfrontofinnOx-Bow’s Artist-in-Residence program, located in Saugatuck, MI, offers artists and writers the time, space, and community to encourage growth and experimentation in their practice. During the fall residents are given the time, solitude, and focus often unavailable to so many working artists.

    At Ox-Bow, artists can enjoy 24-hour access to their studios, and an inspirational setting, free from the expectations of commercial and academic demands. During the fall season, Artists-in-Residence have the opportunity to work in studios not available during the summer session. The fall is an ideal time for writers to apply as there are studios dedicated specifically to them. The residency is open to all visual art disciplines and writers.

    Oxbow is happy to announce that in 2017 Ox-Bow furthered its commitment to the needs of artists by no longer charging fees for the residency program. All residents are fully funded.

    To apply, visit their website: www.ox-bow.org

    The Starry Night Residency Program provides artists, writers, and curators with the opportunity to live and work within a small, creative community. Located in the downtown historic hot springs district of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, the program is a place where participants can find quiet solitude and focus on their work. Starry Night is growing and evolving, so as of right now, this may be the last summer for the Artist In Residence program. Starry Night is currently open May through September. If you have been wanting to do a residency with them, now is the time! Residencies are a minimum of 1 week and a maximum of 8 weeks. The residency includes a private, fully furnished apartment with private bathroom and kitchen, shared studio space, and courtyard with gardens, barbecue, and campfire area. Emerging artists, writers, and arts administrators are encouraged to apply. Participants may apply to bring their partners or a creative team member for the duration of their residency. There is no application fee. For more information visit: http://www.starrynightretreat.com/residencies/

    Eligibility: Emerging and established visual artists, artist teams, writers, researchers and curators.

    Financial Aid: Based on merit and documented need, there is limited financial aid available. Financial aid requests cannot exceed more than 50% of fees for residency, and cannot include costs of travel, etc. For application and guidelines for Financial Aid please visit: http://www.starrynightretreat.com/residencies/financial-aid/

    Residency fees: The cost for residency is $900 per week. Participants may apply to bring their partner, spouse, or creative partner for an additional $300 per week. Payment plans are available, and early consideration is available upon request.

    The LUX Center for the Arts in Lincoln, Nebraska is currently accepting applications for an artists-in-residence. One position is available in; metals, fibers, painting, drawing, or mixed media. The deadline is June 1st for an August 1st start date. Residencies are normally 1 year with the possibility of renewal for a second year. Summer residences are also available.

    Benefits:

    – All residents receive free studio space (shared or private depending on medium and space available) and 24-hour access and use of equipment in the studio area to which they applied.

    – Residents have priority for paid, on-site teaching opportunities including community art classes for youth and adults. Residents with an MFA or BFA in painting, ceramics, or metalsmithing have the opportunity to teach college art classes for Doane College-Lincoln campus, held at the LUX.

    – All residents are offered general representation in the sales gallery for the duration of their residency. Residents who have a year or longer residency are also offered an exhibition at the conclusion of their residency.

    – Access to ceramics materials and firings at no cost and the opportunity to buy other materials from the LUX at cost.

    A Master of Fine Arts is preferred, but not required. A desire to teach is a must. Residencies are granted based on quality of work and community-mindedness.

    To apply, visit http://luxcenter.org/get-involved/artist-in-residence/

    Gallery Aferro believes that persistent dedication to craft and creative output is a formula for success as an artist, but sometimes life gets in the way of artistic productivity. This issue is particularly visible in the case of artists who are also parents. Many of our responsibilities and experiences define our time and creative output. Gallery Aferro is invested in uplifting artists to help them make art now, not later, and encouraging an environment where they can make work as large and complex as the vision of the artist. With the help of funding from the Sustainable Arts Foundation, Gallery Aferro offers this open call to all artists that are parents* and would like to continue their creative practice in an engaged and energized studio residency in downtown Newark, NJ. The studio will be provided to the parent-artist for 6 months at no cost and will come with a $1000 stipend given at the beginning of the 6-month rotation. The stipend and free studio will facilitate the parent-artist in coordinating effective time and energy to be spent in their studios.

    *The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines a “Parent” simply as “a person who is a father or mother” -or- “a person who has a child”, and although that may be a nice, tidy definition, we think it oversimplifies the term. A “Parent” we think can be defined in many ways that are definitely not tied to gender binaries or “having” a child. This open call is open to anyone who has or shares legal guardianship over a person under the age of 18.

    This open call opportunity is for 2 available slots, August 19th, 2017 – February 19th, 2018 & February 20th, 2018 – August 20th, 2018. The studio is a newly renovated work-only space with large steel shelving. It is a private studio but the building is regularly busy with artists and art enthusiasts interested in collaboration and idea sharing. This call is open to artists, local or not, who are working in any media.

    For more information and guidelines on how to submit, please visit https://aferro.org/opportunities/open-calls/ or email Gallery Aferro at info@aferro.org.

    The Lighthouse Works’ primary purpose is to provide artists with the space and time, free from material concerns, to do their best creative work. We bring artists on fellowship to beautiful Fishers Island, where they are provided with room, board and studio space, giving them ample opportunity for quiet productivity in a serene, supportive environment.

    The Lighthouse Works accepts artists working in a wide range of media: fiction writers, poets, and writers of creative nonfiction; painters, sculptors, those working in video and installation, and other visual artists; musicians and composers. Artistic excellence is the primary criterion for acceptance as a Lighthouse Works fellow.

    Our organization’s efforts also support and enrich the Fishers Island community through a letterpress print shop, open studios, readings, concerts, and workshops for students and adults. By assisting artists at critical junctures in their careers, we aim to be a significant force in preserving and promoting the central role of the arts in our culture. We hope our work will also inspire the creation of other small businesses and organizations in our community, making Fishers Island an enclave of creativity and a cultural destination.

    Any serious artist at any stage of his or her career is welcome to apply through our online application system. Applicants are required to fill out an application form and to submit work samples and a statement of intent. While our staff reviews applications for completeness, a panel of professionals in the applicant’s artistic field evaluates each portfolio. Because the fellowship program accepts only 20 artists a year, our process is necessarily quite selective.

    Fellowships are six weeks in length and occur year-round. The Lighthouse Works provides fellows with housing, food, studio space, a $250 travel allowance and a stipend of $1,500 to defray the costs of shipping materials, the purchase of art supplies, and other expenses incurred in making artwork in a remote location; our belief is that no artist should have to spend money to accept the opportunity of a fellowship.
    To find out more about Lighthouse Works and their fellowship please visit their website: http://www.thelighthouseworks.com/fellowshipprogram.html04escriptionl

    Escape to Create is a nationally recognized multidisciplinary artist residency hosted since 1993 by the Seaside community. E2C is a volunteer non-profit organization that represents the unique character of a community deeply invested in the arts. Residencies are made possible through the generosity of Seaside homeowners, merchants, and donors.

    As they embark on their third decade, Escape to Create offers the portrait of a town that extends a rare hospitality in welcoming artists as guests of the community. The residency itself is made possible by the extraordinary generosity of homeowners who donate their resort homes for artist housing during January and February. Their local arts organizations, galleries and restaurants provide intimate venues that facilitate powerful connection and exchange during artist presentations. E2C’s “bottomless pot of soup,” contributed by awarded restaurants, are served at weekly roundtable dinners where inspiration, collaboration, and often, enduring friendships are first savored.  These contributions and many others reflect the philanthropic character of the Seaside community that makes this unique creative retreat possible.

    Since their first artists-in-residence arrived over 25 years ago, Escape to Create has gained national recognition for its impact in the region and in the creative lives of our alums. Over 150 writers, musicians, visual artists, and scholars have been awarded a month-long retreat as emerging and mid-career artists. E2C Alumni include nominees and recipients of our nation’s highest awards including Pulitzer and Pushcart Prizes; National Book Award; American Academy of Arts & Letters; The American Academy in Rome; ASCAP Awards; Aaron Copeland Award; Guggenheim Foundation; James Beard Award, Grammy Award and many more. E2C is honored to have furthered their creative work and celebrate their ongoing contributions to the arts.

    To learn more about the application and to apply please visit their website: http://escapetocreate.org