Entry Deadline: 8/5/18
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6
Entry Fee (Make checks payable to The Arts Council): $25.00
The Bryan Artist in Residence will have an opportunity to live and work in one of the newly-built Kasparov Lofts, generously donated by BCS Modern. This program allows the artist to spend their time creating, experimenting, adding to their portfolio, while also providing the artist their own retail space. The term of each residency is roughly one year. The selected artist will live in a 750 square foot apartment with a downstairs work/retail area. Housing will include utilities (water, electricity, and internet). The artist will also receive a $3,000 stipend from The Arts Council to assist with groceries, fuel, and supply purchases, paid in $250 monthly installments over the year.
Who is Eligible?
Any artist is eligible to apply. Applicants must be artists who concentrate in one of the following areas:
- 2-D Mixed Media
- 3-D Mixed Media
- Digital Media
- Fiber arts
Applicants must be available to live in Bryan for the entire one-year term of the residency. Applicants must be fluent in English, have reliable transportation they will bring with them, and be eligible to live in the United States for the entire term of the residency program.
Preference will be given to sculpture/3D artists, or those who present a concept for filling two of the cubes in the ArtFill installation site in Downtown Bryan.
What does BCS Modern and The Arts Council offer?
BCS Modern and The Arts Council will offer to one selected artist a 750 sq. ft. living space and downstairs studio/retail space with utilities (internet, water, and electricity) free for the term of the residency. Selected artists are required to supply their own materials, equipment, food, transportation, and all other bills. The residency is for individual artists – no partners, spouses, or long-term guests are allowed. The artist may bring a pet at the discretion of BCS Modern. The artist will receive a $3,000 stipend over the term of the residency, paid in monthly installments of $250. If the artist should leave the residency early, they will not receive any future stipend installments. The artist may also have a part-time job during the residency, no more than 20 hours a week. The Arts Council will offer PR opportunities including radio interviews, promotion at Arts Council events, inclusion in newsletters, attendance at Arts Council events, etc.
What is required of the artist?
- The artist must live and work in the Kasparov Lofts in Bryan, Texas for entire term of the residency.
- The artist will be provided free utilities and living/retail space, but is responsible for all groceries, equipment, and supplies necessary for the production of their artwork. They are also responsible for any other bills.
- The living space of the unit is unfurnished and the artist is required to bring all necessary furniture and household items.
- The residency does not furnish any supplies/equipment such as kilns, darkrooms, forges, or power tools. The artist will be responsible for bringing their own equipment or finding a place in the area to rent.
- The artist will be responsible for all transportation to, from, and during the residency. Public transportation/walkability is limited, and applicants must bring their own vehicles.
- The artist is responsible for the upkeep of and any damage to the living and working quarters. The will be required to following the leasing requirements of BCS Modern.
- The artist must be the sole occupant of their residency location. No spouses, partners, or long-term guests are allowed. The artist may have pet(s) at the discretion of BCS Modern.
- All participating artists must be able to pass a background check.
- Artists may hold a part-time job during this residency program. If they should pursue a part-time job, they are responsible for procuring said job and should not work more than 20 hours a week. The focus of the residency should be on the creation of new work, experimentation, and expansion of artistic portfolios.
- The Arts Council may have paid teaching opportunities available for participating artists, but these are not guaranteed.
- The artist will be expected to participate in the monthly First Friday and Third Thursday events in Downtown Bryan. They will also be expect to host at least one new show of their work each quarter on-site. Additionally, the artist will be expected to maintain a Facebook page or other social media, posting at least once a week, during their time at the residency. The artist will work with the Arts Council Program Director to plan and organize the commitments.
- Any pieces sold by the artist in art fairs, gallery shows, or events organized or managed by The Arts Council, or sold out of the retail/work space, will have a 70/30 commission split, with 70% going to artist and 30% going to The Arts Council. 2.5% credit card fees will be deducted if required. Artist must follow sales procedures of The Arts Council, including documenting and collecting sales tax.
- Artist is responsible for managing the public/retail component of the space including staffing open hours, hanging and displaying works, sales, etc.
Submission, Deadlines, & Interviews
- Applications will be juried and finalists will be selected for a Skype interview.
- Applications are due July 31, 2018 through callforentry.org. Applications will only be accepted through callforentry.org.
- Final decisions will be made in mid-August 2018, with a projected move-in date of late September 2018.