Call Detail

Summer 2018 College Station Artist in Residence

Entry Deadline: 3/28/18
Application Closed


Images - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 6
Total Media - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 6

Entry Fee (Summer 2018 CSAIR Entry Fee): $10.00

Who is Eligible?
• Any current student enrolled in a visual arts program at a community college or university, or a graduate of a visual arts program at a community college, four year university, or master’s program in the past year.
• Applicants must be visual artists who concentrate in one of the following areas:  
  • 2-D Mixed media - Includes collage and handmade paper, incorporates more than one type of material, and has a relief depth of less than 1/8 inch.
  • 3-D Mixed media - Works with more than 1/8 inch of relief depth - This category is for objects that are "decorative" rather than "useful".
  • Drawing - Pencil, charcoal, chalk, pastels, etc.
  • Painting - Oil, acrylics, etc. 
  • Photography – Film or digital photography.
  • Sculpture - all media
  • Watercolor - Layered and pigmented water-based media including; acrylic, gouache, tempera and transparent watercolors applied to archival acid-free stock or handmade papers.
• Applicants must be available to live in College Station from mid-May to mid-August 2018.
• Applicants must have a reliable vehicle and insurance.
• Applicants must be able to pass a background check.

What does The Arts Council offer?
• An unfurnished two bedroom apartment from mid-May through mid-August 2018 rent free, generously donated by Twin City Properties.
• Access to a studio space in which to create new works.
• A $500 stipend to assist with supply purchases, utilities, and groceries.
​• Mentorship sessions with area artists on how to install an exhibit, how to conduct sales and manage your financial affairs as an independent artist, and continuing education.
• A solo show and opening in a local gallery organized and funded by The Arts Council.
What is required of the artist?
• Living Arrangements
  • The artist must live in College Station from mid-May to mid-August.
  • The artist will be provided a rent free apartment, but is responsible for the payment of any utilities, cable TV, or internet.
  • The artist is responsible for the upkeep of the apartment and must pay a deposit.
  • The artist must be the sole occupant of the apartment; exceptions may be made for spouses or families. The artist may bring pets approved by the apartment complex, but the artist must pay the pet deposit.
  • The artist may store artwork in the apartment but should not paint in the apartment.
  • The artist must pass a background check prior to offer.
  • No travel costs to or from College Station will be provided.
• Producing Work
  • The Arts Council will organize a studio space for the artist to use during their residency free of charge.  The artist is responsible for following all facility use policies of the space.
  • The artist must be able to install and deinstall their exhibition, as well as attend the opening.  The Arts Council will work with the artist to coordinate schedules.
  • No more than 25 percent of the exhibition may be work created prior to the artist’s residency.
• Mentorship
  • The artist in residence must attend up to 3 meetings with professional artists and/or business members on the following topics: how to install an exhibit, how to conduct sales and manage your financial affairs as an independent artist, and continuing education. Mentors will be chosen after a consultation on the artist’s interests with the Program Director.
• Shows
  • The artist will have the opportunity to have a solo show at a local gallery.
  • Selling pieces is not required, but any pieces for sale in the show will be split 70 (Artist)/30 (The Arts Council).  Any pieces sold via credit card with have 2.5% of the price deducted from the artist's commission.
  • Artist is responsible for hanging the show and teardown.
• Submission, Deadlines, & Interviews
  •  All materials must be received by Wednesday, March 28, 2018 through the Call for Entry application.
  • Any questions should be directed to Amy Salvaggio at
  • Final applicants will be selected for an interview with the selection committee. Interviews may be done via phone or webcam at the discretion of The Arts Council.
  • Final decisions will be made no later than April 18, 2018.