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Richland Library seeks submissions for fall 2022 artist-in-residence

Richland Library’s Artist-in-Residence program aims to connect the community with local working artists and to provide creative and educational opportunities to the community in a way that supports cultural and artistic exchange.

We are looking for visual, performance or media artists who have a direct connection to the local arts community and a desire to help the library improve the livelihood of our creative community. The resident will deliver art-making tutorials, studio tours, creative workshops, and artist meet-ups, and serve as a liaison between artists and the library while enjoying a space of their own to create freely.

Residency Dates

  • July 18-Dec. 16, 2022

Application Deadline

  • June 10, 2022

Candidate Interviews

  • Week of June 20, 2022

RFP Submissions

Artists should attach or include the following:
  • Artist statement/bio
  • CV/résumé
  • Samples of work
  • Brief proposal describing how you can help Richland Library connect our customers and local artists to artful opportunities and experiences that advance the community. Proposals should include specific ideas for special programming, projects, artist talks, or workshops.
  • Submissions should be sent via email to artful@richlandlibrary.com.

Stipend/salary

  • $1,000/month

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2023 Changing Climate residency

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. MT View of blue planet Earth in space with her atmosphere Europe continent 3D rendering elements of this image furnished by NASA

The 2023 International Thematic Residency, Changing Climate, addresses the most critical issue of our time.

For the Changing Climate open call, Santa Fe Art Institute seeks to support artistic exploration, creative activism, and community art actions related to global warming that inspire individual transformation and inform collective action. We seek artists and activists with proposed focus on research, artworks, and creative actions that:
  1. Connect human health with environmental and planetary health, and increase emotional resilience and adaptation to a quickly changing earth;
  2. Help to imagine social, cultural, economic, and technological futures that reduce or eliminate reliance on fossil fuels and are conjoined with human rights and the rights of all species;
  3. Support Indigenous, traditional, and local land stewardship and sovereignty in solidarity with human and non-human kin, as a means toward carbon capture and community building.
Starting with the 2023 Changing Climate International Residency, SFAI seeks to better support regional BIPOC artists through our Thematic Residency Program. Through the Regional BIPOC Award program, SFAI intends to award a $500 stipend to up to 28 regional BIPOC artists who are selected for a residency. Application due April 10th at 11:59pm MT.

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Residency connects library, Midlands arts community

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, December 10, 2021


Richland Library’s Artist-in-Residence program aims to connect the community with local working artists and to provide creative and educational opportunities to the community in a way that supports cultural and artistic exchange.

The program, created in 2015, gives artists, performers and makers of all types and disciplines the ability to work freely in their own studio space, share their works and artistic process with the community, and provide learning opportunities and programs for library customers. Richland Library is trying to connect with visual, performance, or media artists "who have a direct connection to the local arts community and a desire to help the library improve the livelihood of our creative community." Its residents are expected to deliver art-making tutorials, studio tours, creative workshops and artist meet-ups, while serving as a liaison between artists and the library. The library provides its residents' program-related supplies and—oh yeah!—offers a $1,000/month stipend. For more, visit the residency page on the library's website.

Jason Rapp

Artist residency available in Minnesota

Immerse yourself at New York Mills Regional Cultural Center

APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 1, 2021

Applications for the Artist Residency Program at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center in New York Mills MN are now being accepted.

Information and application can be found on the website: https://www.kulcher.org/programs/artist-retreat/. The deadline is Oct. 1. The residency program is open to artists of all disciplines:
  • writers,
  • poets,
  • playwrights,
  • visual artists,
  • musicians
  • and dancers.
Its big draw is obviously time and space to create without distraction. Artists are responsible for their own transportation to and from New York Mills, Minnesota and food while in residence.  The Cultural Center provides a one bedroom home, all linens, dishes etc.  The center requests that artists perform an outreach project, usually within the schools. For more information check the website: www.kulcher.org or contact cheryl@kulcher.org.

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Richland Library looks for first 2021 Artist-in-Residence

Residency runs January through May

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Thursday, December 31, 2020

In an effort to showcase the talents of area artists and provide a direct connection to the local arts community, Richland Library is currently accepting applications for our next artist-in-residence.

The focus of this residency, which runs January-May 2021, is to address the needs of local professional and emerging artists who are impacted by racial, gender, and socio-economic inequities and biases. Responsibilities consist of:
  • serving as a liaison between the library and area artists
  • curating digital content, such as art-making tutorials and studio tours
  • working closely with our arts librarian to offer online programs, which are free and open to the public
  • hosting online office hours to share expertise with others and answer questions
The residency also includes an online gallery exhibit of the artist's work on the library's website as well as a monthly stipend. We encourage artists spanning all mediums (traditional/fine art; sculpture; performance; filmmaking; musical; etc.) to apply. The deadline is Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020. Applications and additional information are available here: https://www.richlandlibrary.com/services/become-artist-residence Initially developed in September 2016, the concept behind Richland Library's artist-in-residence is to establish partnerships with local, working artists and to provide creative and educational opportunities to local residents in a way that supports cultural and artistic exchange. For questions, please contact Emily Stoll at 803.587.3637 or email estoll@richlandlibrary.com.
Awarded the National Medal in 2017 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Richland Library is a vibrant, contemporary organization that provides resources and information that advance the Midlands. Offering state-of-the-art technology, a variety of literary and cultural programs and 13 bustling facilities located throughout the county, Richland Library provides a truly customizable, modern library experience for residents and visitors alike.

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Apply to become Richland Library’s Artist-in-Residence this fall

Application deadline: Tuesday, September 1, 2020


In an effort to provide continued support to local artists and share their talents with the community, Richland Library is accepting applications for our next artist-in-residence in fall 2020, starting Saturday, August 1.

The focus on this particular residency, which runs from Sept. 20-Dec. 18, 2020, is for the artist-in-residence to serve as a liaison to the local arts community and help the library assess the needs of other artists during the COVID-19 pandemic. Responsibilities consist of:
  • curating digital content, such as art-making tutorials and studio tours
  • working closely with our arts librarian to offer online programs, which are free and open to the public
  • hosting online office hours to share their expertise with others and answer questions
The residency also includes an online gallery exhibit of the artist's work on the library's website as well as a monthly stipend. We encourage artists spanning all mediums (traditional/fine art; performance; filmmaking; musical; etc.) to apply. The deadline is Tuesday, September 1. Applications and additional information are available at www.richlandlibrary.com/services/become-artist-residence. Initially developed in September 2016, the concept behind Richland Library's artist-in-residence is to connect the community with local, working artists and to provide creative and educational opportunities to local residents in a way that supports cultural and artistic exchange. For questions, please contact Emily Stoll at 803.587.3637 or email estoll@richlandlibrary.com.
Awarded the National Medal in 2017 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Richland Library is a vibrant, contemporary organization that provides resources and information that advance the Midlands. Offering state-of-the-art technology, a variety of literary and cultural programs and 13 bustling facilities located throughout the county, Richland Library provides a truly customizable, modern library experience for residents and visitors alike.

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701 CCA seeks summer resident artists

Shelter in place + create in Columbia


For more information and to apply, click here.


[caption id="attachment_44775" align="alignright" width="225"]Kymberly Day painting High Plain, Lo Mein, oil on canvas. Cowboy feeding a reclining horse lo mein noodles. Kymberly Day. High Plain, Lo Mein, oil on canvas.[/caption] To help artists affected by the coronavirus pandemic, CCA will offer several paid residencies of four to six weeks. Artists will be invited to shelter in place at CCA’s live-work loft apartment and create art. The center's artist-in-residence for the month of May will be Greenville #SCartist Kymberly Day. Day's studio space temporarily closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, and Day faces loss of income due to the cancellation of several upcoming art festivals where she could have sold her work. We are excited to welcome such a talented emerging artist as our first participant in our Summer 2020 artist residency program. Day will be hosting a social media takeover on CCA accounts from May 6-13. She will share her process and progress so you can follow along during her residency.

Jason Rapp

UofSC SVAD extends residency deadline

Application deadline: January 5, 2020 January 31, 2020


The School of Visual Art and Design (SVAD) at the University of South Carolina is accepting applications for its 2020 Artist Residency Program at Stormwater Studios in Columbia. SVAD hosts an Artist Residency Program through its studio space inside of Stormwater Studios, providing essential studio space for students, faculty members, and visiting artists and community members to develop new work, lead workshops, give educational talks, and host exhibitions. We’ve designed our studio to be an ideal working environment for visual artists to test new ideas and experiment with materials. The program is designed to provide a local or regional artist with the time and space to create new works within an established artist community, and the opportunity to engage with SVAD students, faculty, and staff, as well as the greater Columbia community. The participating artist-in-residence will be provided an honorarium of $1,000 to support their work and activity, but housing and transportation are not provided. Participation in Third Thursday Open Studios (March 19, 2020) and with the SVAD and Columbia communities is strongly encouraged. Dates of residency: March 2, 2020 – April 3, 2020

How to apply

Please send the following by email, as one PDF, to svadstrm@mailbox.sc.edu:
  • Digital portfolio (10–20 images)
  • Resume
  • Artist Statement describing the following:
    •  current work
    • proposed project while in residence
    •  how you will engage with SVAD’s students and the local community (workshop, presentation, etc.), a requirement of the residency
SVAD is accepting applications through Jan. 31, 2020. One artist will be chosen by a selection committee and contacted by Feb. 15, 2020. The full details can be found on their website. If you have additional questions, please reach out to Community Programs Coordinator Anna Toptchi, at toptchi@mailbox.sc.edu or 803.777.4184.

Fellowship offers natural disaster relief for visual artists

Four-week Byrdcliffe Artist Residency in Woodstock, New York

Application deadline: Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. ET
The Byrdcliffe Art Community has received a generous grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation for visual artists living/working in North America (including Mexico and Puerto Rico) who have been displaced or otherwise affected by a natural disaster. The Pollock-Krasner grant will offer a full fellowship and stipends to attend the four-week residency in Woodstock, New York in Summer 2020 for up to 4 selected visual artists. The grant will cover all fees plus provide a stipend up to $500 to assist with travel to and from the residency and an additional materials reimbursement up to $500 to help compensate for lost and damaged materials. Eligible disciplines include painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, weaving, ceramics, and other visual media.

2020 Session Dates

  • Session 1: Thurs, May 28 to Mon, June 22
  • Session 2: Thurs, June 25 to Mon, July 20
  • Session 3: Thurs, Aug. 6 to Mon, Aug. 31
  • Session 4: Thurs, Sept. 3 to Mon, Sept. 29
Deadline: Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. ET. However, if extensions are needed due to travel, limited internet access, etc. please let us know. Extensions can be provided on a case-by-case basis. Visit http://bit.ly/relief-byrd for more info and to apply. Please email us at air@woodstockguild.org with any questions or concerns.

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Richland Library wants fresh AiR for Spring 2020

Be library's artist-in-residence

Application deadline: Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019
Richland Library is taking applications for its Spring 2020 artist-in-residence position. The application deadline is Dec. 15, 2019. If you, or someone you know, is an artist, please consider this unique opportunity. The library is looking for:
  • experienced painters,
  • dancers,
  • sculptors,
  • musicians,
  • filmmakers,
  • photographers,
  • woodworkers,
  • or fine artists
who are ready to share their craft and passion with the Midlands. Created in 2015, the residency program gives artists, performers and makers of all types and disciplines the ability to work freely in their own studio space, share their works and artistic process with the community and provide learning opportunities and programs for library customers.
The selected artist will receive more than a title. You get:
  • Dedicated studio space. You’ll have full access to your own studio space as well as the Media and Fine Arts Studios and Woodshop at Richland Library Main.
  • A monthly stipend (and programming supplies)
  • To exhibit. Inspire, engage and enrich our customers with an exhibition of your work in The Gallery.
  • Staff support. Work closely with the library’s arts coordinator, marketing and digital strategy and community relations teams to create and promote programming.
In exchange, you are expected to give:
  • Studio time. Hold 20 open office hours/month and work in your studio as often as possible
  • Learning opportunities:
    • Collaborate with library staff on arts programming for the public and lead art programs.
    • Lead workshops for the public and/or staff.

If you’re interested in becoming an artist-in-residence, please fill out an application here: https://richlandlibrary.com/services/become-artist-residence The deadline to apply is midnight, Sunday, Dec. 15.