Banner image: Video still from "String" by Karen Y. Chan - karenychan.com

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“This has been a life changing experience for me.”
— Debo Mouloudji - Resident Artist 2018

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:

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Micro-Residencies

    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.

It’s a unique opportunity to get to know a community on an extremely intimate level… It felt like going to hang out with family members— just the level of warmth coming from the people who came to meet us.”
— Karen Y. Chan - Resident Artist 2018

 Photo by Donna Wilkins - donnawilkinsphotography.com

Photo by Donna Wilkins - donnawilkinsphotography.com

What we offer 

  • Private studio workspaces

  • Private and semiprivate bedrooms with shared kitchen, living room, and bath.

  • One shared meal daily except weekends

  • 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

  • Exhibition space

  • Residency Consortium with The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center

  • Exhibition at the close of residency


What we ask

  • $550 tuition contribution

  • Artist talk, or interactive program proposal

  • Attendance at events programming during residency period

  • Resident artists are invited, but not required to host workshops for the community.

“All the artists are super talented and working really hard. everyone is going to leave here feeling a lot more confident, with a good body of work.”
— Amalya Meira - Resident Artist 2018

Eligibility 

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.