Monday, October 18, 2010

Calling All Media Artists, Printmakers, Writers, Artists, Scholars and Everyone Else!

(ARTISTS) SOHO2O Gallery Chelsea / Artists Residency Program: SOHO2O Gallery Chelsea is a non-profit artist run gallery that has been promoting the work of women artists since 1973 through gallery exhibitions and public programming. As part of our continued commitment to the arts we are introducing a 3 month studio residency program for visual artists.

What the residency offers:

  • 4 three-month studio residencies available. Jan-March / April – June / July – Sept/ Oct – Dec. 2011
  • The studio is located within SOHO20 Gallery. It is a private studio space that measures 26x9 feet. The studio offers 13 foot ceilings and over 40 feet of workable wall space.
  • Access to the studios 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. *Occasionally artist will need to coordinate use with scheduled gallery events.
  • Opportunities to present works to curators, critics, arts professionals, and the general public.
  • Artists are encouraged to present finished work to the public near the end of the residency with a gallery-sponsored reception.
  • Application is open to both men and women artists.

Note that the studio residency at 547 W. 27th Street is for work use only. There is absolutely no living space allowed.

All applicants must be residents of the United States or have a valid visa not expiring before the end of the program, 18 years or older, may not be enrolled in any degree seeking program and must be able to demonstrate need for a studio. Applicants may not be a resident artist in another studio program at the same time as the 2011 SOHO2O Studio residency. Artists working in all mediums are invited to apply.

Deadlines: January - March or April – June 2011 Residency Saturday, November 20, 2010, July – September or October – December 2011 Residency Saturday, May 28, 2011For more info, go to:

(PRINTMAKERS) A Call for Entry—Wheat Farm Press Print Exchange 1:1: Wheat Farm Press is establishing a quarterly print exchange, and juried publication of prints. The goal of this exchange is to promote the development of the finest artistic ideas and talents in contemporary printmaking. They are looking for artists at any stage in their artistic lives to dedicate time to the development of an edition of eleven prints. They are looking for people who are passionately dedicated to printmaking, who don’t have access to a press, who have regular access, who print by hand, those who collage, make precise editions, make variable editions, those who can afford the time to work on prints every day, and those who sneak in time whenever possible to develop imagery.

For the creation of an edition of eleven prints you will receive ten unique prints in return from artists all over the world. One print from each edition will be archived permanently at Wheat Farm Press as a record of what is being produced within the print community at this period in time. To learn more about this project, go to:

(ALL) The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts: offers up to fifty juried residencies per year to working artists from across the country and around the world. Residencies are awarded to visual artists, writers, composers, interdisciplinary artists, and arts or arts education scholars. Residencies are available for two-, four-, six-, or eight-weeks stays. Each resident receives a $100 stipend per week, free housing, and a separate studio. The Center does not discriminate on the basis of disability, sex, age, race, religion, or national origin. For more info, go to: March 1 is the next deadline for residencies to take place the following July – December.

(PRINTMAKERS) The Center for Contemporary Printmaking (CCP): in Norwalk, CT invites interested artists to apply for a two-week residency fellowship to take place in March 2011, at our well equipped studio. This fellowship offers the artist a chance to realize printmaking projects by providing time, privacy, and equipment as well as a creative, supportive environment. Application Deadline: November 1, 2010

(WRITERS & ARTISTS) Chicago Winter Art Residency: Writers and artists of all disciplines are welcome to participate this winter in six day residencies in the accessible and vibrant Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago. Each day will offer time to write, research and an opportunity to communicate your experiences and challenges of being a creative individual with others. Fellowships of up to $300 are awarded based on letter of intent or writing samples and are not based on financial need. Costs are $750 without fellowship and $450 with a fellowship.

Private accommodations with bath, writing desk, continental breakfast and
light lunch are provided daily. Two salons are held Friday and Saturday evenings to foster discussion and interaction with Chicago artists and writers. Fellowship Deadline: December 1, 2010. For more information contact: Kapra Fleming 773-235-1408,

(ARTISTS) Flux Factory Residencies in NYC: Flux Factory is an artist-run not-for-profit organization that provides residencies and work spaces for 14 artists. They organize ambitious group exhibitions in their gallery, while doing projects as a collective in other institutions in the US and abroad.

Their building includes a gallery, a co-working office, a screen printing lab, and a wood shop. It also has a shared kitchen, library, and lots of great people. Residents benefit from an engaged and creative community, studio visits, monthly art salons, and exposure to a large community of creative collaborators who both maintain personal practices and also develop projects together. All residents have a voice in planning programming and sustaining the organization as a whole. Residency periods are 3 / 6 / 9 / 12 months, and each artist must find their own funding for their residency, though Flux Factory can certainly help with this process. For more info, go here:

(ARTISTS, SCHOLARS, CURATORS) The Henry Moore Institute Fellowships: The Henry Moore Instituteinvites applications for the following fellowship programmes:

Research Fellowships are intended for artists, scholars and curators, working on historic and contemporary sculpture using the Institute's library, archive of sculptors' papers and the collection of Leeds Art Gallery. Up to 4 fellows will be given the opportunity to spend a month in Leeds to develop their own research. With access to our resources and an on-going dialogue with the Institute staff, fellows are free to pursue their own interests in a supportive and stimulating environment.

Senior Fellowships are intended to give established scholars (working on any aspect of sculpture) time and space to develop a research project free from their usual work commitments. Up to 2 senior fellowships, for periods of between 4 to 6 weeks will be offered.

Both fellowships provide accommodation, travel expenses and a per diem. For more information on the Henry Moore Institute research fellowships please visit:
Deadline is 10 January 2011.

For further information or to apply for a fellowship please contact:
Kirstie Gregory – Research Programme Assistant
Henry Moore Institute, The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AH.
T: + 44 (0) 113 246 7467

The Institute is open year round, free of charge and showcases the best in international sculpture, both historical and contemporary. It also runs a world-class programme of research and events, and is home to the country's leading sculpture archive.

(ALL) EMPAC Open Call for Artist in Residence Proposals: Troy, N.Y. – Since 2005, the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) has established a vibrant residency program that has hosted over 40 artists and their collaborators, spanning theater, dance, music, video, and installation. While EMPAC will continue its open call residency program, EMPAC is pleased to announce four additional focused initiatives:

Audio Production / Post‐Production
For sound recording, development of multichannel sound works,
documentation, mastering, mixing, film scoring, or any other task
involving microphones, speakers, consoles and computers.
‐ Creative Research
Provides artists, writers, and theorists with the opportunity to
conduct research over extended periods of time (minimum six weeks).
‐ Dance / Theater
To rehearse, workshop or finalize a production. Provides a group of
up to six individuals a two‐week rehearsal period in a 3,300 sq. ft.
black box space with full production support.
‐ Video Production / Post‐Production
For multiple camera shoots, documentation of a performance,
development of multichannel video projection, digital video post‐production,
or any project involving HD video cameras, computers, and projectors.

EMPAC’s unique facilities offer four major venues including a Concert Hall, Theater, and two black box
Studios, in addition to artists in residence studios, and a state of the art infrastructure.
To apply, please include a letter of intent, a project description, a resume or CV for all major
collaborators, as well as works, samples, and other supporting materials. Proposals are reviewed by
EMPAC curators four times a year. Upcoming reviews will take place on October 15, January 14, April 15, and July 15. In general, residencies are scheduled six months to one year in advance. For more info, go to:

(ARTISTS) Transart Institute MFA Creative Practice program Scholarships: The scholarships provide a reduction in tuition from 10 to 50%. More information on scholarships can be found on the Transart Institute website: TRANSART INSTITUTE offers an international low-residency MFA program for working artists in a highly individualized format. The innovative program consists of three intensive summer residencies with lectures, workshops, critiques, seminars, performances and exhibitions in Europe and two shorter winter residencies in New York. In the four semesters between residencies, students create their own course of study realizing individual art and research projects with the support of faculty and self-chosen artist mentors wherever they work and live. General information: For specific information please contact Selina Heaton, Administrative Manager:

(ALL) ARTErra- Artistic Rural Residence in Portugal: ARTErra is an artist residency located in Lobão da Beira, a village in PORTUGAL, near Tondela, the district of Viseu. They offer two distinct spaces: the house where residents eat, rest, and gather together and the "creation yard," with different work places, ateliers, studios, blackbox, documentation center and peaceful gardens. Public presentations can be provided thanks to a partnership with City Hall. Please visit their blog at email:

Your application must contain the following elements:

- Curriculum Vitae;
- Portfolio, videos, photos , music...;
- Description of the project to be undertaken at ARTERRA, including the project's objectives, needs and expectations of residence ,work methodologies,and all the details necessary to understand the proposal;
- Ideal dates and time for the residence;
- Complementary information (needs for meals, number of persons involved, technical requirements, work characteristics and other additional information relevant to the work process).

***FYI: I don't know a thing about this place---if it costs money or if it's free and their site is in
Portuguese so make sure you turn your translation option on so you can read about this intriguing new residency in Portugal!

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