The Emmanuel College Art Department offers a six-week artist residency to four artists each summer. The residency supports a diverse group of artists, providing time and space for established and emerging artists to develop their work. However, the Art Department specifically aims to award a residency to one individual from each of the four categories: ceramics, photography, printmaking, and social practice. They strive to foster a supportive environment to achieve creative and artistic excellence. The residency also plays an important role in advancing the visual arts on the Emmanuel campus, providing an important educational program on contemporary art accessible to students, staff, and faculty. Residents should be willing to support and interact with each other, students, and faculty.
The residency defines Emmanuel College as a leader in the visual arts and brings greater visibility to that leadership role beyond the confines of the College.
- Artists must not be currently enrolled in any academic program.
- Residency is from mid June to mid August - exact dates will be announced in late March.
- Artists will receive a stipend of $1000 dollars and possible reimbursement for travel and visa up to an additional $500.
- Artists may be invited back to give a presentation or demo during the following academic year. This will be based on teaching needs.
- Artists must devote 3 hours to Emmanuel’s summer art history course, Contemporary Art and Artistic Practice, discussing their own process.
- Emmanuel will host a closing exhibition for all resident artists to participate in and show the larger community the end result of your work.
- Artists are responsible for all material and food costs during the residency.
- Artists will donate one piece to Emmanuel College at the end of the residency.
- Residency is awarded to individual artists only - partners and spouses are not included.
- International Artists must obtain a visa to participate.
- Artists must be available for the full duration of the program.
Artist will exhibit the work at the end of the residency. One work of art must be donated to the college. Artists must dedicate 3 hours per week to a course that coincides with the program over the summer, and give one lecture during Emmanuel’s summer art history course, Contemporary Art and Artistic Practice, discussing their own process.
The art department consists of 7 studio spaces including a ceramics room with 4 electric kilns, wood shop, printmaking studio equipped for ferric chloride etching, litho press and screen printing, dark room, photo studio, graphic design lab with up to date Macs, Epson 3000, 4000 and 7000 series printers. Three multi purpose studio spaces.
Lodging is provided in the college dorms, with access to a small kitchen, no pets allowed.
Residents have access to communal college studio facilities with ample space sharing - ceramics, wood shop, print shop, darkroom, photo studio, design lab and drawing studio. All common use equipment, tools and basic solvents are available for the artists. Paper, inks and clay should be purchased by the artists.
Boston, walking distance to two museums and easy access to a number of galleries. Easy access to public transportation and bike share programs.