Sculpture Space Residency Program 2018

Sculpture Space Residency Program 2018

Sculpture Space, located in Utica, New York invites artists whose focus is sculpture to apply for a two-month residency between February and November 2018.  Depending on funding, up to twenty residents are selectively chosen each year with a stipend of $1,500 awarded to offset costs. They offer a 5,500 square foot shared studio with specialized equipment in addition to five private studios. The Studio Manager provides ongoing assistance and technical expertise; the Operations Manager and Executive Director are available to assist with any other special requirements.  Basic understanding and communication skills in English are necessary. Three to five artists are in residence each month; artists are expected to stay for a full two months. For absences longer than four contiguous days, stipend will be prorated. Housing is provided a block away in a newly renovated residence with private bedrooms, washer/dryer, TV, internet, shared living space and kitchen. Artists are responsible for materials, specialized tools and food. Bicycles are provided; transport for materials purchase and other needs is also available.

The studio and house are located in the eclectic, historically underserved, diverse and upcoming West Utica neighborhood -- close to downtown, and situated in Central New York's scenic Mohawk Valley.  Because of Sculpture Space’s long history and presence in Utica, the community is supportive and receptive to site-specific work; in particular, they are interested in projects that realize and expand examples of creative placemaking to our neighborhood and the community. Artists are required to acknowledge Sculpture Space when works made while in residence are subsequently exhibited or published and must provide high-quality images of works for the website, archives and publications. In addition, they require artists donate a mutually-agreed upon artwork to be sold at their annual CHAIRity Art Auction, held every September, benefitting Sculpture Space’s programming.

Accepted artists are selected by a Review Committee and guest juror Janet Riker, Director of the University Art Museum at SUNY Albany. Artists are notified early March.  Primary criteria for selection are based on the quality, originality and potential of their work and proposed project. Applications are online and accepted from December 1, 2016 - January 31, 2017. They require all of the following to consider your application complete:

  • Project Description, please include a brief paragraph of what you may choose to work on while in residence;
  • Up to EIGHT examples of creative work (include title, date, media, dimensions; for video/ interdisciplinary/performance or other work please include any helpful/descriptive information for review panel) – No PDF's with multiple images!
  • CV/Resume;
  • 2 references with contact information;
  • Administration fee of US$20(plus $10 Slideroom fee, $30 total)