Everest Pipkin, an artist who resides in Pittsburgh, has compiled a spreadsheet called The Big Artist Opportunities List, compiling over 370 artist residencies and similar opportunities. Mostly for the US, but also some in Japan, Germany and other countries.
What is the advantage of this list over established search engines and databases on residencies? Not sure, maybe because you have it all in one place and can save it on your computer. So let’s say thanks to Everest for sharing this with all of us.
The residency is an opportunity for exchange, experimentation and reflection between local artists and guests; It takes place in the archipelago of Solentiname, located south of the Great Lake of Nicaragua, also called Lake Cocibolca; Participants in the residency are invited to live within the community, thus opening up possibilities for exchange. In addition to working on their independent projects, it is suggested that artists give a lecture about their work and conduct a workshop with local artists and artisans. The retreat is meant to stimulate creativity and reflection.
Any proposal is welcome, but we are most interested in projects related to: the environment, historical memory, sustainable architecture, gender, popular culture, community experiences, relational art, art and poetry, photography and social anthropology.
Submission call: Artists and curators.
Fees: Nothing, expenses for food and lodging are paid by the organization. Depending on distance, travel costs to Nicaragua and Solentiname can be discussed.
The residency is coordinated by Marcos Agudelo. Local participants include: the hostel ¨La Comunidad” on the island of Mancarrón on behalf of the Asociación Para el Desarrollo de Solentiname, and the “Elvis Chavarría” Union of Painters and Artisans of Solentiname from the island of San Fernando.
APPLICATION FORM: By sending a proposal to > email@example.com;
Finally someone took on the titanic task of evaluating Artist Residencies. Check it out:
Applications Open for 2018 Residencies
As a leading artist-run and artist-centric space, The Luminary supports exceptional ideas and initiatives by providing dedicated time, considered collaborations and a supportive working environment through our Residency Program. The program is open to all artists, performers, curators and critics, but uniquely supports the research, development and presentation of work that utilizes innovative forms and unconventional structures such as alternative spaces and economies, publications and writing, archives, collaborations, artist-led projects and experimental institutional practices.
Though open to all applicants, particular attention for 2018 will be given to the theme of New Constitutions: Commoning the Institution. For the year, we invite proposals that rethink the relationship between the individual and the institution, asking questions such as: How does an artist, art writer, performer or curator reshape an institution’s practice, its publics, or its politics? How do economies of care and collaboration reshape the institution? How do we work past the individual economies of the art world and advance new conceptions of the commons? Participants may propose to alter our administrative procedures or physical environment; propose new uses of space or initiate other spaces within our own; rework our public relations or intervene within our online presence; or thoroughly reimagine how we relate with artists and circulate within the art world.
In 2018, The Luminary will accept twelve residents in three phases: April and May; June and July; and September and October. Residencies are two weeks up to six weeks in duration and each resident will receive stipends, spacious private accommodations, shared studio space, and connections with local artists, curators and galleries. Each resident is expected to work towards an exhibition, publication, institutional collaboration or other public program during their residency.
Applications are due September 15th, 2017 for residencies taking place throughout 2018.
To apply, please fill out the online application.
For more information, visit our website or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DIY residencies: a career in the arts on your own terms
At the same time, however, the fact that so many writers were clamouring for Amtrak to launch the programme underscored that formal residencies are often out of reach for many artists. They can be highly competitive and are often too lengthy or too far away to be affordable for the many artists who rely on day jobs to make ends meet.
It is not surprising then that more and more artists are taking matters into their own hands by organising do-it-yourself residencies. These pioneers are establishing new models for residencies by experimenting with alternative approaches to funding, space and time, while still creating an experience that allows them and other artists to break away from the daily grind in order to explore and develop ideas, collaborate and network with other artists, and make art. Some of the innovative ideas and solutions being tested include:
To avoid the huge financial outlay of owning a facility to host a residency, the Austin-based Rubber Repertory theatre used a co-op financial model to help cover the cost of the lease on a church space for their own long-term placement. It supplemented its costs by offering affordable short-term residencies ($50 for a week stay) to more than 80 artists from around the world over the course of a year.
Theatre company co-founder Josh Meyer recently told Fast Company that anyone could easily copy their model: “The artists don’t need a lot from us. What we’re really giving them is the time and the space. Anyone with a year to do this could probably start their own artist colony.”
Crowdfunding sites such as IndieGoGo, RocketHub, and Kickstarter are powerful new tools that artists can use to both fundraise for a residency program and to engage a broad base of project supporters. In fact, Rubber Repertory raised over $9,000 via crowdfunding campaign to cover a portion of rent and utilities on the church space it used for its residency.
The Indy Convergence, founded by a trio of artist entrepreneurs, including an actor, dancer and designer, has also successfully used crowdfunding to fund its pop-up residency – a two-week summer gathering of professional artists from across the US who collaborate on cross-disciplinary projects.
The 24-hour residency
One way to make costs more manageable is to significantly limit the length of the traditional residency experience. There are many examples of creative professionals from diverse disciplines who have come together to collaborate and create an original artwork within a restricted timeframe, such as 24 Hour Plays, the 48 Hour Film Project and twenty-four magazine.
By limiting their lengths, these projects make it easier for more artists with day jobs to participate and, more importantly, maximise the potency and creative energy of the artists’ time together. The accelerated creative process allows ideas to be explored and processed overnight, cultivates new creative relationships in real-time, and leaves participants with a renewed sense of motivation, self-confidence and purpose.
Detroit-based choreographer and dancer Kristi Faulkner worked out a deal to use under-utilised space at Michigan State University for her DIY residency. To cover the additional costs of a three-artist residency, she ran classes for the public to generate the needed funds. She invited two other collaborators from different disciplines – artists she wanted residency time to create new work with – which resulted in a larger audience for the classes by attracting people passionate about different artforms.
As a variation on the idea, artists could approach local schools or colleges, which are vacated during the summer, or a holiday resort or campsite, which tend to be under-used in the winter, and offer their artistic expertise as a service.
A month-long residency in a cabin in the woods with complete privacy to focus on creative work will never be accessible or feasible for most artists. Thankfully, more and more artists are reimagining the traditional residency for a new generation of independent artists who are building and sustaining careers in the arts on their own terms.
Repost from Guardian Culture Pros Network.
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: The Luminary Residency Program – OpenAiR
This summer will start a very exciting new phase for The Luminary Center for the Arts. Re-launching in July 2013, The Luminary Residency Program will be comprised of four interrelated programs that will uniquely support the research, development and presentation of artistic and curatorial practices that utilize innovative forms and unconventional economic and academic structures.
OpenAiR supports exceptional emerging artists and curators engaging the world of contemporary art and criticism by providing dedicated time and a supportive working environment. OpenAiR is open to all artistic and curatorial practices but uniquely supports the research, development and production of experimental projects that engage (but are not limited to) alternative spaces and models, archives, publications and writing, collaborations, artist-led projects and socially engaged practices.
Residents are provided well-equipped private studios, housing and modest stipends. Residencies are available year-round from one week up to three months and awarded in two sessions (Fall and Spring).
OpenAiR applications are due June 30th for our next Spring Session: January-June 2014.
To apply, please download the electronic application and email it with all supporting materials to email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> . Please note there is a non-refundable $25 application fee.
The Luminary’s Residency Program supports exceptional emerging artists and curators by providing dedicated time and a supportive working environment including well-equipped private studios with 24 hour access and wireless internet, additional shared workspace, and access to AV equipment and woodshop. Starting July 2013, The Luminary will also offer onsite housing and award a number of stipends.
In addition to visual artists, The Luminary now accepts applications from emerging curators interested in engaging the world of contemporary art and criticism. The Luminary Residency Program for curators supports the research, development and production of experimental projects that engage (but are not limited to) alternative spaces and models, archives, publications and writing, collaborations, artist-led projects and socially engaged practices.
The Luminary offers residencies year-round from one week up to three months.
Applications are next due June 30th, 2013 for residencies starting January 2014 and after.
To apply, please download the following electronic application and email the form back with all supporting materials to email@example.com.
Please note there is a non-refundable $25 application fee.
Please submit your application fee via Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org
or mail to:
The Luminary Center for the Arts
2644 Cherokee Street
Saint Louis MO 63118
What expectations does The Luminary have of their artists and curators in residence?
The Luminary Residency Program participants are expected to use the time and space awarded to them and be an engaged member of The Luminary community. Opportunities for public engagement are available and a small number, such as Open Studios and lectures, may be requested. Residents are also asked to donate work in proportion to the financial support received during their residency.
Does The Luminary offer stipends, housing or grants for travel to and from the residency?
The Luminary has an evolving but finite amount of support we can offer to residents each session. International applicants and those with significant need should apply early for their intended residency to allow ample time to arrange and assist with support. The Luminary Center for the Arts has launched a capital campaign to raise funds to purchase and renovate a 13,000 sq/ft complex to serve as its new home. Please note that due to this impending move we will be unable to offer residency housing until 2013 when new housing will be available on-site.
Yes, The Luminary does accept applications from collaborative teams. Applying collaborative teams are asked to submit individual resumes or CV.
Are students allowed to participate in the residency program?
Current students may not participate in the residency program but may apply for residencies that begin after their schooling is complete.
What is the community of St. Louis like?
St. Louis has an active arts community with many galleries, DIY spaces and free museums. The Luminary is located in an active urban environment with access to public transit, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and public parks. The Luminary’s Residency Program always includes local artists and there are many options to get involved in the greater arts community. For a more in-depth view of the St. Louis art community please see Temporary Art Review’s St. Louis page: http://temporaryartreview.com/saintlouis