Call Detail
MAD Artist Residency
Entry Deadline: 6/30/24
Days remaining to deadline: 18

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $40.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Video | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 2
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 2, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Residencies
Eligibility: National
State: Vermont
Event Dates: 8/1/24 - 8/23/24
Jury Dates: 3/15/24 - 7/2/24


Call for Entry, until June 30th.

This juried exhibition will appear in Vermont press and in an art magazine. Selected artwork will be eligible for the onsite exhibitions of either Wild Pink or Elemental, Water at the Mad River Valley Arts gallery in Waitsfield, Vt in September and November. 

Artists are invited to enter an application of original practice that pushes our understanding about our contemporary world whether explored from an aesthetic, conceptual, environmental, scientific, philosophical and/or poetic perspectives. Accepted media include painting, drawing, illustration, graphic design, fashion design, mixed-media 2-D, photography, sculpture: ceramics, wood, metals, glass, recycled/readymade combinations, textiles, installation, industrial arts, interdisciplinary practice: sciences/history +art, or mechanical technologies such as robotics and video. 

Art work will be examined and judged on the basis of strong craft, innovative practice, thoughtfulness and its pertinence to our current dialogue about our earth-centric themes in the context of the environment and cultural exploration. We also want to see creative inquiry that offers the transformative power and potential in nature/culture relationships whether from ecological, technological, psychological and/or philosophical perspectives.

Application Requirements

  • Submit entries to CaFÉ Call for Entries. If you do not have a CaFÉ account, you will need one to enter. There is no charge to open a CaFÉ account. If you have questions about starting a CaFÉ account, contact CaFÉ, How to Apply for Artists | CaFÉ™ -
  • Notifications will be emailed on or before June 30th.
  • Application entries will not be accepted after midnight mountain standard time (MST) on June 30th. The CAFÉ Call for Entry will close at that time.
  • Note that CaFÉ does not let you go back into your application to make changes or corrections. Please review your application before checking out. If you need to make changes or corrections after you have paid your entry fee, you will need to start a new application to enter the information for all entered artwork.
  • Please submit a project proposal. What is your research month going to involve? See required attachments. 
  • Entries must be File Type: JPEG or JPG files or vimeo files no longer than 2 minutes.
  • File Dimensions: 1,200 pixels or greater on the longest side.
  • File Size: Under 5 MB.
  • Color Profile: sRGB
  • You will need to enter the information for each piece separately, starting with the title of the piece. List each piece separately in the same space required for artist statement, materials, techniques, photographer, etc., beginning with the title of the artwork. For example, if you are entering two separate works, for the Artist's Statement, you will have the TITLE of the first piece followed by the artist statement for that piece, then the TITLE of the second piece followed by its artist statement, all in one space.
  • The same format works for every space.
  • For materials, etc. you will list the TITLE of the first piece followed by the materials, then the TITLE of the second piece followed by its materials, all of that information is entered into the same space for materials.
  • List dimensions as Height x Width x Depth. Our onsite exhibition space consists of 2 galleries which makes us limited in accepting more than 30 works.
  • Artworks created within the last three years are preferred.
  • Please include price for sale or not for sale
  • Mad Artist Residency will be juried by the MRVArts creative team. We are fortunate that our creative team all have university degrees in the visual arts, architecture and sciences.
  • Notification of INVITED or NOT INVITED will appear in your CaFÉ account after the jurying has been completed. You will receive a notification from CaFÉ with acceptance or regrets. Multiple submissions may receive two different email notifications. Email notifications will list each artwork as Invited or Not Invited. Please check SPAM for notifications if they do not appear in your email.
  • Entry fee: $40 for up to two images or 2 video files, 3rd image of another work is an extra $5. Entries close at midnight, June 31st, Mountain Time Zone, USA. CaFE does not let you go back into your application to make changes or corrections. Review your entry before checking out.
  • Artists must submit an artist resume, artist statement and artist bio.

Eligibility Criteria

All artists in the fields of contemporary art which include textiles, ceramics, photography, glass, painting, illustration, industrial arts, graphic design, fashion design, multimedia, sculpture or installation are eligible and must be over 18 years old.