The Wassaic Artist Residency is currently accepting 1-6 month proposals for the 2014/2015 Winter Residency Season. Our winter residency runs from November 1, 2014 – April 30th, 2015. Artists receive an adaptable raw studio space in the Old Hotel in the Maxon Mills, as well as living accommodations. Artists also have access to workshop facilities and the possibility of working outside. The winter residency workshop facilities include a full wood shop.
Jurors will include:
Cybele Malone (Director Urban Glass, NY)
John Silvis (Artist)
Jessica Steller (The Curator Gallery, FLATT Magazine)
Kevin McCoy (Artist)
Julia Sedlock and Mark Rown Tree (Artists, Past Residents)
Sarah Walko (Artist, Writer, Programs Director Marble House Project)
Katia Zavistovski (Independent Curator)
Artist in residence thru December 2014 are invited to submit proposals for inclusion in the 2015 Wassaic Project Summer Exhibition or 2015 Summer Festival. Artists participating January 2015 and after will be invited to submit proposals for 2016. All artists are invited to participate in a monthly evening of artist’s talks and presentations. Additionally, the Wassaic Artist Residency facilitates one-on-one studio visits with professional artists and curators each month. In keeping with the Wassaic Project’s community-oriented mission, the Wassaic Artist Residency will offer several Education Fellowships to applicants interested in working with students and teachers in the local public school district.
The Wassaic Residency Program cultivates and supports community for emerging and professional contemporary artists, writers and other creatives. Housed in historic, landmark buildings, the residency program offers nine artists each month the opportunity to live and work in the heart of a rural community. The Wassaic Residency seeks artists working in a diverse range of media who want to produce, explore, challenge, and expand on their current art making practices, while participating in a grass roots, community-based arts organization.
The Wassaic Artist Residency exists to provide a genuine and intimate context for art making and strengthening local community by increasing social and cultural capital through inspiration, promotion and creation of contemporary visual and performing art.
Artists will receive an adaptable raw studio space in the Old Hotel in the Maxon Mills, a historic grain elevator. All studios are roughly 200-300 square feet. Artists will have 24 hour access to their studio and accommodations which include a private bedroom, shared living room / study, dining room, kitchen, and bath. Artists also have access to workshop facilities as well as the potential for expansion of workshop space and the possibility of working outside. The winter residency workshop facilities include a wood shop.
Residents are required to bring everything they need for their creative practice including art materials. Each studio is provided with a table, chair and basic lighting.
**Local artists who do not need living accommodations are encouraged to apply for studio-only residencies. The fee for a studio-only residency is $400 per month (plus the security deposit).
Residents have 24 hour access to the residency wood shop, located on the first floor of the Maxon Mills. Our wood shop is fully stocked and our sculpture fellows are available by appointment to help with specific projects. For a full list of what tools we have please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In an effort to serve and support emerging artists, all of the residencies offered are subsidized. The value of the winter residency is $1400 per month – including studio space, residential space, as well as extensive programming, performance and exhibition opportunities. Thanks to our continued support from our donors and grants, residencies are offered at $600 per month, per resident (plus $300 security deposit).
**There are payment plans available to accepted artists who are in need.
Contact us at email@example.com with any additional questions. You can also leave us a voicemail at (845) 605-2715.
The Wassaic Project awards $400 Education Fellowships to one resident per month to work with art classes at Webutuck High School. Wassaic Project Education Fellows visit high school art classes to share their work with the students and facilitate related projects. This partnership aims to help students gain greater understanding of contemporary art practices and career possibilities in the arts, and to explore critical thinking through creative problem solving. Artists will use their work hours to plan and facilitate 3-day projects. Specific curriculum will be developed in conjunction with Wassaic Project’s Education Directors and local teachers.
Artist in residence thru December 2014 are invited to submit proposals for inclusion in the 2015 Wassaic Project Summer Exhibition or 2015 Summer Festival. Artists participating January 2015 and after will be invited to submit proposals for 2016.
All artists are required to participate in a monthly evening of conversation consisting of artist’s talks, films, performances, and presentations, followed by a themed round-counter dinner discussion in the residency houses. Artists are also required to be available during monthly open-studios.
Additionally, the Wassaic Artist Residency facilitates one-on-one studio visits with professional artists and curators at least twice per month.
PARTNERS/ COLLABORATORS/ PETS
Collaborative teams willing to share a bedroom and a studio may share the cost of enrollment, however must pay an additional impact fee of $100 per month. Couples who are both artists (willing to share a bedroom, but who need separate studios) need to apply separately and should make note on their applications that they are a couple. They should also note whether they would be willing to come if their partner is not accepted.
Accepted artists are welcome to bring spouses/partner to the Wassaic Artist Residency, but must also pay the additional monthly impact fee of $100.
Residents may bring their dog. Dogs require an in-person interview and an additional monthly impact fee of $100 per month.
Residents are selected by a review committee composed of the Wassaic Project Co-Directors and professionals in the field. They will be selected based on the quality of their work, commitment to their practice, and ability to interact positively with the community at large.
What you need to apply:
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-URL (if available)
-Which month(s) are you applying for?
-Are you applying for a fellowship? If so, please specify the amount of fellowship you are applying for and give a BRIEF statement of need.
-If you applying for an Education Fellowship, please briefly describe your teaching experience and interest.
-Are you applying as a collaborative team? If so, please specify if you need separate beds.
-Are you planning on bringing a spouse or pet?
-Proposal detailing what you think you might work on while in Wassaic.
– Work Samples (see details below)
– If your work is time based or has video documentation, please include a link where your work can best be seen (your website, YouTube, Vimeo, etc). Please make sure that this link stays active for the duration of the consideration process.
ARTIST WORK SAMPLES
10 images with label info including title, medium, year, dimensions
If your work is time based or has video documentation, please include a link where your work can best be seen (your website, YouTube, Vimeo, etc).
WRITING WORK SAMPLES
PLAY WRITING / SCREEN WRITING One or two work samples – up to 10 pages for a play script or treatment.
WRITERS OF FICTION, NONFICTION 2 work samples – no more than 10 pages total double spaced.
POETRY at least 2 work samples no more than 6 pages total.
A Publication list.
Deadline: June 20th, 2014 11:59PM EST
Phone (voicemail only): (845) 605-2715