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Apply to be a Gibbes Museum visiting artist

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

Marina Savashynskaya Dunbar, Gibbes Museum Visiting Artist in 2021


Complementing the Gibbes Museum’s exhibition program, its Visiting Artist Series promotes creativity, introduces new art forms, provides perspective on larger community issues, encourages freedom of thought, and connects with the broadest possible audience.

Alexandria Dickerson, Gibbes Museum Visiting Artist in 2021

The program features eight contemporary artists annually, whose work contributes to a new understanding of art in the South. Invitations are extended to emerging and nationally-recognized artists whose work aligns with the museum’s collection profile; whose work is in the collection; or who have been identified as a finalist or winner of the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art.

Fletcher Williams III, recent finalist for the South Arts Southern Prize as Hub readers know, was a 2019 visiting artist.

Starting Sunday, artists who currently reside in the South Carolina Lowcountry can apply for a six-week visiting artist session with a proposal introducing their current studio practice, artwork content, and the type of project they would like to pursue through a residency at the Gibbes Museum of Art.

  • Visiting artists receive a weekly honorarium of $250 plus a one-time materials stipend in the amount of $150.
  • Participating artists commit to 10 public studio hours per week during museum hours (usually divided across three days).
  • Following the residency, selected visiting artists now have the opportunity to exhibit works in the Ruth and Bill Baker Art Sales Gallery as well as collaborate on exclusive products to be sold in the Museum Store.
  • The application deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

Visiting artists are also encouraged to lead adult workshops and participate in virtual programs.

For general questions, please contact Director of Contemporary Initiatives and Public Engagement Erin Glaze at eglaze@gibbesmuseum.org. For technical help while submitting your application, please contact SlideRoom at support@slideroom.com.


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