Application period for the second residency season is March 1 through April 15, 2017.
Residency period is July through November 2017.
+ PROGRAM GOALS
- Provide low-cost studio space and community to emerging artists in Greensboro who represent historically marginalized populations and/or have a socially-engaged practice
- Support non-commercial and experimental artists by facilitating collaborations, community-outreach, career development, and mentorship
- Engage the Revolution Mill community with the Greensboro community at large in critical dialogue around art and creativity
- Build a sustainable and thriving artist ecosystem in Greensboro through developing local collaborations, partnerships, and opportunities for emerging local artists.
+ Program Commitments
Participants are expected to...
- Be present and working in the studio at least 15 hours per week
- Organize, publicize, and run at least one workshop, event, or program of artists’ choosing
- Attend and contribute to monthly open studios and monthly community critiques
- Collaboratively design, publicize, and run final group exhibition
+ Selection Criteria
- Quality and rigor of work and studio ethic
- Readiness to build community with and collaborate with the other artists in residence
- Preparedness to engage with and take ownership of the residency programming at Revolution Mill including open houses, guest lectures/visits, and final exhibition
- Potential to develop a creative practice that positively impacts the Revolution Mill and Greensboro communities
+ Program Details
- Reduced rate 4-month studio residency ($100/month)
- Fellowships may be made available through a separate application process
- 24/7 access to a shared studio space
- Facilities access: critique gallery; multimedia gallery; Weatherspoon gallery
- Wi-Fi, lighting, and power outlets
- Tables, chairs, easels, and lockers
- A shared industrial sink
- Up to 10 artists in residency in shared studio space
- Professional/commercial artists working on-site
- Participation in monthly open studio nights
- Participation in guest lectures/visits
- Organizing and contributing to final exhibition
- Access to Revolution Mill public events
- Become part of AirRev alumni network
Priority will be given to those...
- not enrolled in an academic program at the time residency would take place;
- with a proven investment in the local Greensboro/Triad region. This can be demonstrated through content of work, social practice, art degree received from a local institution, and/or engagement with Greensboro artist networks and institutions;
- committed to building community and collaboration among AIR-Rev artists, Revolution Mill professionals and residents, and the Greensboro community at large;
- with social practice or community engagement elements in their work;
- of color and/or artists representing historically marginalized groups or populations;
- who are committed to attending and organizing monthly open studios, guest lectures/visitors, and final exhibition.
+ Selection Process
- AirRev staff reviews applications to ensure completion and eligibility
- Submissions are reviewed by a jury of knowledgeable and esteemed local artists and arts administrators
- The jury evaluates each artist’s materials and selects finalists
- Finalists are invited to interview with AIR-Rev staff to ensure best fit for the program; interviews focus on the statement of interest and purpose
- Applicants are informed of the status of their applications within three weeks of the application deadline