Application period for the second residency season is March 1 through April 15, 2017.
Residency period is July through November 2017.



  • 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

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