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June 4 - August 10, 2018 (10 weeks)

Application Deadline: March 2, 2018

Application Fee: $30.00 USD

GoggleWorks Center for the Arts will offer three residencies in the summer of 2018 to outstanding visual artists who will spend 10-weeks on our campus developing a project or body of work. The Summer Artist-In-Residence Program was created to infuse new, creative energy to the GoggleWorks community with an emphasis on facilitating cross-disciplinary experimentation.  The residency provides personal studio space, access to GoggleWorks’ seven communal studios, and a culminating exhibition showcasing the residents’ work.


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Program Details

The Summer Artist-In-Residency Program provides:

  • studio space with 24/7 access (fully-funded)
  • shared, furnished housing, conveniently located across the street and within walking distance to our campus (fully-funded)
  • $2,000 stipend
  • travel stipend (up to $500)
  • access to one or more of GoggleWorks’ seven communal studios (ceramics, warm glass, hot glass, photography, printmaking, metalsmithing, and wood)
  • material stipend
  • opportunity to teach in GoggleWorks’ community arts programs
  • documentation
  • culminating exhibition

Accepted residents agree to:

  • participate in GoggleWorks’ community art programs; including presenting an artist talk
  • complete their proposed body of work or project within the time frame of the residency

Applicants can choose to submit a project-based application or portfolio-based application. Selection of residents is highly competitive and based on the strength of the applicant’s project proposal and/or quality of work and experience. Residents should be self-motivated and enthusiastic, dedicated to their artwork, and enjoy working with other people in a communal studio setting. M.F.A. or equivalent experience is strongly preferred.

Project-Based Application

The project-based application allows artists to focus on a specific project to be completed during the 10-week residency time frame. Special consideration will be given to proposals that take advantage of the multi-media possibilities offered on our campus and/or involve site-specific installations. Applicants are encouraged to be cognizant of GoggleWorks’ surrounding urban environment and consider how their projects may provide a mechanism for social outreach and/or emphasize community engagement.

The project-based application requires:

  • artist statement
  • resume or C.V.
  • project proposal, which includes overview of project, artistic intent, and interest in GoggleWorks and its community (1000 words max), plus corresponding project material and/or supplies with respective costs
  • visual representation of proposed project which conveys the look, feel, and overall aesthetics (minimum 3, maximum 5; including but not limited to renderings, drawings, maquette images, videos, etc.)
  • anticipated use of one or more of GoggleWorks’ communal teaching studios

Portfolio-Based Application

The project-based application allows artists to focus on their personal studio practice and the development of a body of work. Portfolio-based applications are able to select one studio of focus, however, special consideration will be given to artists interested in developing multi-media work within more than one of our seven studios.

The portfolio-based application requires:

  • artist statement
  • resume or C.V.
  • visual representation of your current work (minimum 5, maximum 10 images, jpg format, sized at max. to 1500 pixels at largest dimension, 300 dpi, labeled 1-10.)
  • statement of intent
  • anticipated material and equipment needs
  • selection of one or more of GoggleWorks’ communal teaching studios to work within