Disciplines 
Visual Arts
Language 
English
Founded 
2016
Duration 
1 Month
Paid by host 
  • Private studio workspaces
  • Private and semiprivate bedrooms with shared kitchen, living room, and bath
  • One shared meal daily except Sunday
  • Promotions and events
  • Membership and access at The Mint, a local maker- space equipped with full wood shop, metal shop, 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
Paid by artist 
  • $400 tuition contribution
  • Donation of a small artwork at residency end
  • Participation in events

(Some tuition waivers will be available for artists with need)

Application guidelines 
  • Completed application form
  • Images: Ten images of work completed in the last two years. --Images should be labeled Firstname_Lastname_01 and be no larger than 5MB each.
  • Image Script specifying the title, medium, dimensions, date, and a brief description of the work submitted in .pdf format and labeled Firstname_Lastname_Script.
  • Artist CV should be submitted in .pdf format and labeled Firstname_Lastname_CV
  • Artist Statement: Please describe your work and working methodology (250 words)
  • Statements of Intent: Two statements: one describing how you might benefit from a residency at 77Art and the other describing what you feel you have to contribute to a community desiring artistic stimulus (100 words each)
  • Contact information for two professional references

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.  

Deadline 
15/03/2018

77Art

77Art

Description 

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.

Outcome 
  • Artist talk, or interactive program proposal
  • Attendance at events programming during residency period
  • Presentation of a short one-day workshop for youth in the community
  • Donation of a small artwork at residency end
Accommodation Information 

Private rooms in a shared apartment nearby.

Studio Information 

The main building has 6 studio spaces with large windows and access to a slop sink.

Technical Information 

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!

Address: 
77 Grove Street
Rutland, VT 05701
United States

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