Residencies

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    The Chili Bowl Workspace Residency is a four- to six-week opportunity for functional ceramicists who want to participate in Women’s Studio Workshop’s biggest community event of the year while also creating their own work in our supportive and immersive environment. This particular residency will occur between November and December 2017.

    WSW invites applications from artists in any stage of their careers and aim to provide artists with the time and space to live and work creatively. While the workspace residencies are highly subsidized (the actual cost is $5,000/month), awardees pay $100/week and make 50 glazed or 100 bisqued bowls in exchange for on-campus housing and 24/7 studio access. Additionally, artists receive a thorough studio orientation. Artists are expected to work independently, although studio staff is always available to provide assistance. Artists are required to provide the expendable materials for their own project and can use studio materials for the Chili Bowl vessels.

    Each February, WSW sells over 900 bowls, mugs, and tumblers at our Chili Bowl Fiesta. Attendees can fill their new wares with chili donated by over 20 area restaurants. The vessels are made and decorated throughout the year by visiting artists, staff, interns, local potters, and our weekly clay study group. Funds raised at the Fiesta support WSW’s ceramics department.

    For more information visit http://wsworkshop.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

    The Studios at MASS MoCA offers residencies for artists and writers from 1 to 8 weeks. Selected participants receive private studio space on MASS MoCA’s campus, newly renovated housing (private bedroom, shared kitchen & bath) directly across the street from the museum, one group meal per day, free access to the museum’s galleries, optional financial and business coaching from MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists staff, and free use of Makers’ Mill, a printmaking and fiber arts makerspace located a short walk from the Studios.

    For this upcoming residency season, they’re offering something more: two residency sessions with a special focus on “financial Wellness.” A subset of the artists invited to participate in the fall/winter season will be offered slots in a two-week residency session that includes group workshops with artist experts on personal finance and business planning, and one-on-one assistance with financial and business planning, along with a $500 travel stipend. The residency fee for those sessions will be reduced to just $150/week. Interested applicants will provide additional information to be considered.

    Visit massmoca.org/studios for full details and the application link. No application fee!

    The Studios at MASS MoCA offers residencies for artists and writers from 1 to 8 weeks. Selected participants receive private studio space on MASS MoCA’s campus, newly renovated housing (private bedroom, shared kitchen & bath) directly across the street from the museum, one group meal per day, free access to the museum’s galleries, optional financial and business coaching from MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists staff, and free use of Makers’ Mill, a printmaking and fiber arts makerspace located a short walk from the Studios.

    For this upcoming residency season, they are offering something more: two residency sessions with a special focus on “financial Wellness.” A subset of the artists invited to participate in the fall/winter season will be offered slots in a two-week residency session that includes group workshops with artist experts on personal finance and business planning, and one-on-one assistance with financial and business planning, along with a $500 travel stipend. The residency fee for those sessions will be reduced to just $150/week. Interested applicants will provide additional information to be considered.

    Visit massmoca.org/studios for full details and the application link. No application fee!

    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

    The Growlery is a privately run artist residency centrally located in San Francisco’s historic Haight-Ashbury neighborhood. Residencies at the Growlery range from one to three months. Artists live rent-free in a beautifully restored Victorian-era home and have the opportunity to work in a small, diverse group of peers.

    Among the Growlery’s first residents were a photographer, a graffiti artist, a woodworker, and an installation artist. The Growlery has worked with sculptors, muralists, textile artists, and is open to individuals from other disciplines.

    Artists interested in a residency may propose an idea for a project, part of a larger work, or a series of pieces they intend to complete while in residence. The Growlery is currently at capacity for 2017, but is accepting applications for 2018.

    In addition to residencies, the Growlery has commissioned murals, sculptures, and installations, and continues to accept proposals from interested artists.

    Artists with questions should direct their inquires to contact@thegrowlery.org.

    Freehold Taos is an international cultural organization that seeks to provide a serene workspace (a two-room adobe casita with a bedroom, office, full bath and a kitchenette) and quiet, uninterrupted time for writers to practice their craft. Selective year-round residencies are open to writers, artists and academics.

    Applications are accepted year round. To apply please email the following materials to anovakov@freeholdtaos.org

    –       Your name, address, phone and email.

    –       A short bio (one-paragraph) and website address.

    –       Desired residency dates (one week minimum)

    –       Residency plans. A one-page description of your residency project.

    –       $35 application fee submitted through PayPal.

    For more information please visit: https://www.freeholdtaos.org/