Sculpture Space, Utica, NY, invites emerging, midcareer & established artists to apply for a workstay residency in Upstate New York between September 2009 and August 2010. Application Deadline: December 1, 2008. No fee to apply. Twenty artists will be selected for two-month funded residencies: a $2,000 stipend helps with residency expenses. NYS artists also receive a $100 transportation stipend and free housing. No more than 4-5 artists work at any one time, for optimal workspace. The Artist Review Committee, with one rotating Guest Panelist, meets in January ’09, and notifies artists in March of the panel's decision. Primary criteria are quality, originality and potential for growth. The receipt deadline is December 1. For application guidelines, requirements and materials, please visit our Web site at www.sculpturespace.org.
The facility consists of 5,000 square feet of open studio space with a complete system of hoists, movable freestanding panels and two 400-square-foot private studios available by arrangement. A part time studio manager offers technical support. Artists have access to the studio and its specialized equipment 24/7. Please see equipment list on Web site: wood, metal and digital. Bicycles and a communal station wagon are available for local transport. The community and school groups are invited to regular works-in-progress programs. The studio is located on 3 acres in downtown Utica with nearby fabrication shops and diverse industrial resources. It is 200 miles northwest of NYC in the Mohawk Valley. Housing: Artists share a multiple-bedroom shared apartment. Current house is one block from the studio and includes laundry facilities. When more housing is needed, Sculpture Space rents rooms from a former executive director. Non-NYS artists contribute a nominal fee ($125 monthly) to their housing expenses. Artists are expected to stay for the full 2-month work stay. They are responsible for materials, specialized tools, and their meals.
Utica is an historic architecturally & culturally significant postindustrial small city that is reinventing itself with its international population. (pop. 60,000). We are less than a mile from historic Union Station (train & bus) and one hour from Syracuse International Airport.
12 Gates Street
Utica, NY 13502 USA
Phone: 315-724-8381 Fax: 315-797-6639