(Some tuition waivers will be available for artists with need)
Final selection of applicants is decided by a panel of jurors who will convene shortly after the application closes. Applicants will be notified no later than March 25th, 2018. 77Art is an equal opportunity institution, no discrimination will be made based on race, ethnicity, gender expression, sexual orientation, or disability.
Founded in 2017 as part of a concerted effort to revitalize central western Vermont through the arts, 77Art believes that a strong community is one that cares about its culture and builds connections among its people. They believe that art is a catalyst for growth and that its transformative effects can have meaningful impact on concerns such as poverty, addiction, and mental health. They believe that cultural equity begets other equity and that providing opportunities for artists to work in Rutland will have lasting benefits for the visiting artists, the local community, and for the culture at large. 77Art hopes that by bringing artists together for a concentrated time in a new and emerging place, they can facilitate the flow of cultural production with far reaching implications.
77Art is thrilled to launch its inaugural artist residency program, which will be held during the month of August 2018. Six visual artists will be selected for this self-directed residency. The residency is designed to give emerging artists time and space to create new works and expand their practice. The 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. The 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.
Private rooms in a shared apartment nearby.
The main building has 6 studio spaces with large windows and access to a slop sink.
Through the partnership with The MINT, a communal workshop and makers-space nearby, 77Art Residents have access to an 8,000 square foot facility with a broad range of tools and equipment including: 4'x 8' CNC router; Table saw; Bandsaws; Sanders; Drill presses; Grinders; Bridgeport Mill; Ironworker; Metal lathe; Welding; Plasma cutter; 3D Printing; Electronics; Programming; CNC & Computer-Aided Design and much more!
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