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77Art is host to an artist residency program, which is held during the summer months. The residency is self-directed and designed to give emerging artists time and space to create new works and expand their practice. Our private studios are spacious with large windows that provide ample natural light and their proximity allows for the right balance of privacy and community. There are no requirements that artists complete projects during their stay at 77Art, however the residency will culminate in an exhibition of resident work. Our emphasis is on community outreach and artists should come prepared to interact with the public during open studios and be present at events throughout the residency period.
This year we are offering several residency options:
Full Residency Program:
A month long program where residents have time and space in their studios. Throughout the month 77Art hosts events— Artist talks, workshops, studio visits and shared lunches. This year’s sessions are scheduled for the months of June, August, and October.
Work-Exchange Fellowship Program:
The work-exchange fellowship program is a two month program which starts in tandem with the full residency program. For the first month fellows participate in the full residency program and then continue to have access to their studio for the following month when residency is not in session. Fellows receive a full tuition waiver and an unrestricted honorarium of $300 in exchange for overseeing one of 77Art’s exhibition spaces for 15 hours a week.
We are offering week-long micro-residencies. One for writers, one for performance artists and one for video artists. This residency is designed to break up the artist’s practice with a short burst of intensive making. Evening events are scheduled for screenings, performances and readings.
What we offer
Private studio workspaces
Private and semiprivate bedrooms with shared kitchen, living room, and bath.
One shared meal daily except Sunday
Promotions and events
Membership and access at The Mint, a local maker- space equipped with full wood shop, metal shop, and and digital fabrication lab.
Limited fellowships available to artists in need of financial aid
Access to public library
Residency Consortium with The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center
Exhibition at the close of residency
What we ask
$400 tuition contribution
Artist talk, or interactive program proposal
Attendance at events programming during residency period
Presentation of a short one-day workshop for youth in the community
Donation of a small artwork at residency end
Successful applicants will be:
25 years of age or older
Artists working in any medium so long as the artist feels that their practice can be supported by the facilities available.
Emerging and mid-career artists with a focus on artists in the early stages of their career development.
Artists who are NOT enrolled in a degree program during the residency period. However those set to graduate May 2018 are encouraged to apply.
Applicants must be available to work on site for the full duration of the residency.
Applicants must disclose any responsibilities that might call them away during the residency period.