The New City Artist-in-Residence program is a five-month residency that provides a local artist with free, downtown studio space, a small stipend, and connection to the Charlottesville arts community. Applications for the residency program are now closed.
ABOUT THE RESIDENCY
The residency is open to artists of all disciplines (visual artists, writers, musicians, dancers, and filmmakers).
New City Artists-in-Residence are given full, free access to our studio, which is located adjacent to Welcome Gallery and our New City Arts office on the Downtown Mall, and receive a small stipend to help cover the cost of materials and parking. Additionally, visual artists are given a month-long exhibition at Welcome Gallery and artists of other disciplines are given support for a special performance.
The studio is a private room in a private space and the nature of the residency encourages artists to take an active and public role in the organization. Before you apply, we recommend that you familiarize yourself with New City Arts and our mission. Given that the core of our mission is to foster engagement with the arts in Charlottesville, Virginia, we ask that resident artists:
Candidates must live in the Charlottesville area during the residency program. Preference is given to applicants with specific project goals for the five month residency period.
For information about past resident artists, visit our Artist Alumni page.
ABOUT THE SPACE
Free studio (approximately 9'x16'6") with a pocket door for privacy, wall space for displaying works in progress, a small stipend to cover material and parking costs, high-speed fiber internet provided by Ting, a multi-function printer, and a shared kitchen and bathroom. You get to share the space with a Fiddle Leaf Fig.
Please note that the studio space does not have a working window and is in a public space. For this reason, we do not recommend this residency for artists working with materials that produce fumes requiring a well-ventilated space.
HEAR FROM AN ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE
Get to know Karina A. Monroy and hear about her experience as our Fall 2018 Artist-in-Residence.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications for the resident artist program are now closed. Check back in spring 2020 to learn more about the application period and process for our 2020-2021 residencies.
During open application periods, applicants fill out an online submission form and submit a CV as well as 2 - 3 artwork samples: