Calls for Artist Residencies

Artspace strives to be fully accessible to artists with disabilities. Artspace’s facilities are fully accessible and we encourage all artists to consider submitting for our residency opportunities. If you have any questions or concerns about the program’s accessibility please contact Annah Lee at 919.821.2787 or alee@artspacenc.org.

Residencies

Clarence Heyward, 2021 Regional Emerging Artist in Residence, The Emperor’s New Clothes, detail

Regional Emerging Artists in Residence

Deadline

January – December 2022 residency // October 1, 2021

Application Fee

// $25 to apply (non-refundable)

Please either use online payment on the form OR send a check or money order, made payable to Artspace, Inc., to 201 E Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601. Do not send cash.

Artspace selects up to two artists to participate in this year-long residency. Resident artists receive 24-hour access to a private rent-free studio. The residency includes a one-month exhibition at Artspace.

Since 2000, the Artspace Regional Emerging Artist Residency has provided emerging visual artists time and space to explore their work in a supportive and thriving open studio environment in our historic building in downtown Raleigh.

During the residency, artists benefit from opportunities for professional development and collaboration with peers. Residents actively contribute to Artspace’s artistic and educational programming by participating in First Friday and being available for studio visits + tours. Residents are also required to give a presentation, artist talk and/or demonstration to the public to coincide with their residency or exhibition.

Eligibility

  • Regional Emerging Artist Residencies are available to promising artists in their formative years committed to advancing their own work and professional careers.
  • Artists must be US citizens or permanent residents over 18 years of age and must currently reside in the Southeast (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia).
  • Artists working in most mediums will be considered, including experimental media; however, artists working with toxic materials, hazardous machinery, etc. will not be considered due to limitations within the building. Oil painting is permitted.
  • Artists must not be enrolled in an institutional program of study, including instructional museum programs, during the residency period (applicants may be in school during application process).
  • Artists must be ready to enjoy working in an open studio setting where the public is able to interact with the artist during public hours. Artists must work in the studio a minimum of 15 hours per week.

All Applications

Please submit the following:

  • Professional Resume. PDF. 2 pages or less. File titled Lastname-Firstname_Resume.pdf
  • Artist Statement. PDF. Please address how receiving the residency will impact your career (not to exceed 1 page or 250 words). File titled Lastname-Firstname_Statement.pdf
  • Two Letters of Recommendation. PDF. Files titled Lastname-Firstname_Letter#.pdf
  • Images/Videos. See sections for image details.
  • Image List. PDF. An annotated image list accompanying digital images/videos with title of work, media, size, and year completed. File titled Lastname-Firstname_List.pdf
  • Nonrefundable fee of $25.

Images

Images submitted should adhere to the following criteria:

  • 5 digital images of works completed within the past 2 years. 3-D/installation artists may submit up to 10 digital photos, documenting 5 works in all.
  • Images must be in JPEG format. 300dpi maximum.
  • All images must be saved using a file name and number that corresponds to the annotated image list.
  • Files titled Lastname-Firstname_Image#

Videos (if relevant)

Video submissions should adhere to the following criteria:

  • 5-minute maximum.
  • A minimum of 3 videos (can be segments of longer works) completed within the last 2 years.
  • MPEG-4, AVI, or MOV file formats only.
  • All videos must be saved using a file name and number that corresponds to the annotated image list.
  • Files titled Lastname-Firstname_Video#

Questions? Contact Annah Lee, Director of Artistic Programs, alee@artspacenc.org or (919) 821-2787.

Nicole Simpkins, 2019 Summer Artist in Residence, detail of Giving What Takes exhibition at Artspace

Summer Artist in Residence

Deadline

July residency // TBD

Application Fee

// $25 to apply (non-refundable)

Please send a check or money order, made payable to Artspace, Inc., to 201 E Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601. Do not send cash.

The Summer Artist Residency at Artspace provides an artist with a month-long studio opportunity and $2,000 stipend (paid at the end of the residency) to work on a project of his/her choice and to interact with the public and the artist community. It is also an opportunity for an artist to exhibit the work s/he creates immediately following the residency. During the residency period, the artist teaches two classes or workshops in conjunction with the Artspace Summer Arts Program (ASAP), and presents a general lecture or demonstration about his/her own work or a related topic.

Eligibility

  • The Summer Artist Residency is available to established, dedicated, working artists.
  • Artists must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents over 18 years of age.
  • Artists working in most media will be considered. Artists working with toxic materials, hazardous machinery, etc. will not be considered due to limitations within the building. Oil painting is permitted.
  • Artists must not be currently enrolled in an institutional program of study, including instructional museum programs (applicants may be in school during the application process).
  • Artists must be ready to enjoy working in an open studio setting where the public is able to interact with the artist during public hours. Artists must work in the studio a minimum of 20 hours per week during public hours.
  • Submitting Artists must be experienced in art instruction – preferably with adults and children (ages 8+).
  • Submitting Artists must be prepared to exhibit artwork created during their residency, in addition to and/or of the same caliber as the artwork submitted for application.

Compensation

Artspace offers an honorarium of $2000, which is paid at the end of the residency period. Artists are also compensated for their teaching time.

Housing

Artspace will work with the artist to find adequate housing for the residency period.

All Applications

Please submit the following:

  • Professional Resume. PDF. 2 pages or less. File titled Lastname-Firstname_Resume.pdf
  • Artist Statement. PDF. Please address how receiving the residency will impact your career (not to exceed 1 page or 250 words). File titled Lastname-Firstname_Statement.pdf
  • Biography. PDF. File titled Lastname-Firstname_Bio.pdf
  • Proposal of Studio Use + Plan for Community Engagement. PDF. File titled Lastname-Firstname_StudioCommunity.pdf
  • Exhibition Proposal. PDF. File titled Lastname-Firstname_Exhibition.pdf
  • Class/workshop Descriptions. PDF. Descriptions of classes that artist has taught before. File titled Lastname-Firstname_Classes.pdf  OPTIONAL
  • Three Professional References. PDF. Please list three authorities in your field who know you and your work. Include for each reference: name, mailing address, phone, and email. File titled Lastname-Firstname_References.pdf
  • Supplemental Questions. PDF. Please provide answers to the questions below. File titled Lastname-Firstname_Questions.pdf
    • How did you hear about the residency program?
    • Have you participated in other residency programs? Where/When?
    • Do you have teaching experience with youths? Adults? Where/When?
  • Images/Videos. See sections for image details.
  • Image List. PDF. An annotated image list accompanying digital images/videos with title of work, media, size, and year completed. File titled Lastname-Firstname_List.pdf
  • Nonrefundable fee of $25. Make check or money order payable to Artspace. Do not send cash.

Images

Images submitted should adhere to the following criteria:

  • 10 digital images of works completed within the past 2 years. 3-D/installation artists may submit up to 20 digital photos, documenting 10 works in all.
  • Images must be in JPEG format. 300dpi maximum, 1600 pixels on longest side.
  • All images must be saved using a file name and number that corresponds to the annotated image list.
  • Files titled Lastname-Firstname_Image#

Videos (if relevant)

Video submissions should adhere to the following criteria:

  • 5-minute maximum.
  • A minimum of 3 videos (can be segments of longer works) completed within the last 2 years.
  • MPEG-4, AVI, or MOV file formats only.
  • All videos must be saved using a file name and number that corresponds to the annotated image list.
  • Files titled Lastname-Firstname_Video#

Submissions

Email your files to Annah Lee, Director of Artistic Programs, at alee@artspacenc.org, subject line “Summer Artist Residency.”

Questions? Contact Annah Lee, Director of Artistic Programs, alee@artspacenc.org or (919) 821-2787.

Katie Shaw, 2019 Universal Access Artist in Residence, Cleft, detail 

Universal Access Artist in Residence

Deadline

Summer residency // TBD

Free to apply

Initiated in 2020, the Universal Access Artist Residency is for artists who identify as having a disability. During this 4-6 week residency, residents have 24-hour access to a private, rent-free studio. The residency includes a one-month exhibition at Artspace.

Residents can actively contribute to Artspace’s artistic and educational programming by participating in First Friday, Raleigh’s monthly art walk; being available for studio visits and tours; and working in their studios during Artspace’s business hours. While this contribution is encouraged, the main goal of this residency is to provide the resident with the space and opportunity to devote themselves to their creative practice.

During the residency, artists can benefit from opportunities for professional development and collaboration with peers. The Artspace Universal Access Residency has a relationship with Arts Access to further their development; as artists with disabilities often encounter additional accessibility obstacles other than the common financial burden.

Eligibility

  • Artspace’s Universal Access Residency is available to promising artists with any level of disability committed to advancing their own work and professional careers.
  • Artists must be US citizens or permanent residents over 18 years of age.
  • Artists working in most media will be considered. Artists working with toxic materials, hazardous machinery, etc. will not be considered due to limitations within the building. Oil painting is permitted.
  • Artists must not be currently enrolled in an institutional program of study, including instructional museum programs, during the residency period (applicants may be in school during the application process).

All Applications

Please submit the following:

  •  Professional Resume. PDF. 2 pages or less. File titled Lastname-Firstname_Resume.pdf
  • Artist Statement. PDF. Please address how receiving the residency will impact your career (not to exceed 1 page or 250 words). File titled Lastname-Firstname_Statement.pdf
  • Two Letters of Recommendation. Files titled Lastname-Firstname_Letter#
  • Images/Videos. See sections for image details.
  • Image List. An annotated image list accompanying digital images/videos with title of work, media, size, and year completed. File titled Lastname-Firstname_List

Images

Images submitted should adhere to the following criteria:

  • 10 digital images of works completed within the past 2 years. 3-D/installation artists may submit up to 20 digital photos, documenting 10 works in all.
  • Images must be in JPEG format. 300dpi maximum, 1600 pixels on longest side.
  • All images must be saved using a file name and number that corresponds to the annotated image list.
  • Files titled Lastname-Firstname_Image#

Videos (if relevant)

Video submissions should adhere to the following criteria:

  • 5-minute maximum.
  • A minimum of 3 videos (can be segments of longer works) completed within the last 2 years.
  • MPEG-4, AVI, or MOV file formats only.
  • All videos must be saved using a file name and number that corresponds to the annotated image list.
  • Files titled Lastname-Firstname_Video#

Submissions

Email your files to Annah Lee, Director of Artistic Programs, at alee@artspacenc.org, subject line “Universal Access Residency.”

Questions? Contact Annah Lee, Director of Artistic Programs, alee@artspacenc.org or (919) 821-2787.

Casey McGuire, 2019 Pop In Artist in Residence, detail of Dream Home exhibition at Artspace

Pop In Artist in Residence

Deadline

2022 residency // TBD

Application Fee

// $25 to apply (non-refundable)

Please send a check or money order, made payable to Artspace, Inc., to 201 E Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601. Do not send cash.

The Pop In residency program at Artspace provides an artist with a month-long studio opportunity to work on a project of their choice and to interact with the public and the artist community. It is also an opportunity for the artist to exhibit the work they create immediately following the residency. During the residency period, the artist must engage with the Raleigh community through a collaborative project. Teaching opportunities are also available.

Participating artists benefit from opportunities for professional development and collaboration with peers. Residents actively contribute to Artspace’s artistic and educational programming by participating in First Friday, being available for studio visits and tours, and working in their studios during Artspace’s business hours. Residents are also required to give a presentation, artist talk and/or demonstration to the public to coincide with their residency or exhibition.

Eligibility

  • The Pop In Residency is available to established, dedicated, working artists.
  • Artists must be US citizens or permanent residents over 18 years of age.
  • Artists working in most media will be considered. Artists working with toxic materials, hazardous machinery, etc. will not be considered due to limitations within the building. Oil painting is permitted.
  • Artists must not be currently enrolled in an institutional program of study, including instructional museum programs (applicants may be in school during the application process).
  • Artists must be ready to enjoy working in an open studio setting where the public is able to interact with the artist during public hours. Artists must work in the studio a minimum of 20 hours per week during public hours.
  • Submitting Artists must be experienced in art instruction – preferably with adults and children (ages 8+).
  • Submitting Artists must be prepared to exhibit artwork created during their residency, in addition to and/or of the same caliber as the artwork submitted for application.

Compensation

Artspace offers an honorarium of $1500, which is paid at the end of the residency period. Artists are also compensated for their teaching time.

Housing

Artspace will work with the artist to find adequate housing for the residency period.

All Applications

Please submit the following:

  •  Professional Resume. PDF. 2 pages or less. File titled Lastname-Firstname_Resume.pdf
  • Artist Statement. PDF. Please address how receiving the residency will impact your career (not to exceed 1 page or 250 words). File titled Lastname-Firstname_Statement.pdfSee below for image details.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation. PDF. Files titled Lastname-Firstname_Letter#.pdf
  • Images/Videos. See sections for image details.
  • Image List. PDF. An annotated image list accompanying digital images/videos with title of work, media, size, and year completed. File titled Lastname-Firstname_List.pdf
  • Nonrefundable fee of $25. Make check or money order payable to Artspace. Do not send cash.

Images

Images submitted should adhere to the following criteria:

  • 10 digital images of works completed within the past 2 years. 3-D/installation artists may submit up to 20 digital photos, documenting 10 works in all.
  • Images must be in JPEG format. 300dpi maximum, 1600 pixels on longest side.
  • All images must be saved using a file name and number that corresponds to the annotated image list.
  • Files titled Lastname-Firstname_Image#

Videos (if relevant)

Video submissions should adhere to the following criteria:

  • 5-minute maximum.
  • A minimum of 3 videos (can be segments of longer works) completed within the last 2 years.
  • MPEG-4, AVI, or MOV file formats only.
  • All videos must be saved using a file name and number that corresponds to the annotated image list.
  • Files titled Lastname-Firstname_Video#

Submissions

Email your files to Annah Lee, Director of Artistic Programs, at alee@artspacenc.org, subject line “Pop In Artist Residency.”

Questions? Contact Annah Lee, Director of Artistic Programs, alee@artspacenc.org or (919) 821-2787.