2020 Summer Artist-in-Residence / Project-Based Application

Deadline March 08, 2020

Summer Artist-in-Residence Program
June 1 – August 7, 2020 (10 weeks)
Application Deadline: March 8, 2020
Application Fee: $30.00 USD
Notifications Begin: March 23, 2020

Program Overview: GoggleWorks Center for the Arts will offer three residencies this summer to outstanding visual artists who will spend 10-weeks, from June 1 – August 7, on our campus developing a project/body of work. The Summer Artist-In-Residence Program was created to infuse new, creative energy to the GoggleWorks’ community with an emphasis on facilitating cross-disciplinary experimentation. The residency provides personal studio space, access to GoggleWorks’ eight communal studios (ceramics, warm glass, hot glass, photography, printmaking, metalsmithing, wood, and V.R. Lab), and a culminating exhibition showcasing the residents’ work. Applicants can choose to submit a project-based application or portfolio-based application. Selection of residents is highly competitive and based on the strength of the applicant’s project proposal and/or quality of work and experience. Residents should be self-motivated and enthusiastic, early in their artistic career, dedicated to their artwork, and enjoy working with other people in a communal studio setting.

The Summer Artist-in-Residence Program provides:
Studio space with 24/7 access (fully-funded)
Access to GoggleWorks’ eight communal studios
Shared, furnished housing conveniently located across the street and within walking distance to our campus (fully-funded)
$2,000 stipend
Opportunity to teach in GoggleWorks’ community arts programs
Travel stipend (up to $500)
Opportunity to document work
Material stipend
Culminating exhibition
Accepted applicants agree to:
Bring a sampling of selected works for an introductory exhibition
Participate in GoggleWorks’ community art programs, including presenting an artist talk and discussing their process with GoggleWorks visitors
Complete their proposed body of work/project within the time frame of the residency
Prepare works for exhibition by August 3, 2020
Leave one finished artwork for the GoggleWorks’ permanent collection
Retrieve work upon completion of exhibition

Project-Based Application The project-based application allows artists to focus on a specific project to be completed during the 10-week residency time frame. Special consideration will be given to proposals that take advantage of the multi-media possibilities offered on our campus and/or involve site-specific installations. Applicants are encouraged to be cognizant of GoggleWorks’ surrounding urban environment and consider how their projects may provide a mechanism for social outreach and/or emphasize community engagement. The project-based application requires:
artist statement
resume or C.V.
project proposal, which includes overview of project, artistic intent, and interest in GoggleWorks and its community (1000 words max), plus corresponding project material and/or supplies with respective costs
visual representation of proposed project which conveys the look, feel, and overall aesthetics (minimum 3, maximum 5; including but not limited to renderings, drawings, maquette images, videos, etc.)
anticipated use of one or more of GoggleWorks’ communal teaching studios

Tim Compton: Artistic Director
610-374-4600 ext 148

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Reading, PA

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