Studio Residency

This call is closed. Applicants will be notified by 9/21.

Women & Their Work’s mission is to foster the artistic growth of women artists by encouraging them to make new, adventurous work. To that extent, and in recognition of the current reality, we are offering our facilities and support for an artist-in-residence this fall. We seek an Austin-area artist who will find W&TW’s physical space helpful to the creation of new work and who finds sharing their creative process with an engaged and supportive audience helpful. The residency will culminate in a future exhibition at a location TBD.

About the Residency
Duration

Two months. Residency dates are 10/11/20 – 12/12/20.

Timeline

Applications due 9/12/20 at midnight. Notification on 9/21/20.

Accommodations

The selected artist will be provided 24/7 access to our 1,700+ square foot gallery for use as a studio*, as well as access to our movable walls, numerous pedestals, basic tools, and A/V equipment (including projectors, media players, flatscreens, a PA system, and Mac Mini).

There is WiFi, a small kitchen, and parking on site. We are unable to provide housing and are seeking Austin-area applicants only.

*Please note, the space is primarily used for exhibition rather than as a studio. There is air conditioning and heating, but no specialized ventilation system, windows that open, or fire safe solvent storage.

Programming

We ask that the resident artist create work with an exhibition or other final public component in mind. This might take the form of a gallery exhibition, film screening, artist book, video game, etc. Date and location to be determined by the nature of the project and COVID-19 related city guidelines, and may occur at the end of the residency period or in 2021.

During the residency, staff will work with the artist to realize virtual programs which are exciting to the artist and relevant to their practice. Events may take the form of an artist talk, workshop, reading, screening, performance, showing of works-in-progress, etc or ongoing programming such as a podcast, IGTV show, YouTube channel, blog, etc.

W&TW will feature regular updates about the residency and related themes/materials/etc on our social media, and may ask the artist for access to take photographs, answer interview questions, or to provide studio updates as is relevant to their practice.

The gallery has street-facing windows which may be utilized by the artist to showcase previous work, display works-in-progress, or otherwise during their residency.

Support

In addition to studio space, W&TW will provide the artist a $1,500 honorarium to be used at the artist’s discretion. Half will be paid at the start of the residency and half at the end. 

The selected artist is expected to make full use of this time and space.

W&TW staff is available to offer support in the form of studio visits, promotion and programming, documentation, and connecting the artist to other artists and professionals within our realm.

Guidelines
Criteria

Women & Their Work seeks an artist who would benefit from the use of a large space to create work and who finds sharing their creative process with an engaged and supportive audience helpful. Selection will be based on an evaluation of proposals submitted and strength of work. Open to emerging to mid-career artists working in any media.

Eligibility

This opportunity is open to women artists in the greater Austin area. Current students and Women & Their Work solo exhibition alumnae are ineligible.

We especially encourage Black, Indigenous, Latina and other artists of color, and queer women artists to apply.

Application
Applicant Information
  • Personal info: name, email, phone address, and race (optional)
  • 2-3 paragraph bio, including what you’re interested in and passionate about artistically, your practice, and what your artistic process is like
  • Link to your portfolio website(s) and/or Instagram account
CV or Resume
  • Include a PDF of your CV or Resume
Project Proposal (1 page, additional images may be included)
  • What would you like to accomplish during the residency?
  • How will access to this space further the creation of your work?
  • What virtual events or digital methods of sharing are appealing to you and potentially relevant to your project?
  • What do you envision your final exhibition or other culminating project might be?

Be as specific as possible, including medium(s), materials, concepts/themes, and aesthetics you will be working with.

There is no application fee.

Applications due 9/12/20 at midnight. Please use the form linked above, as email or paper applications will not be accepted. Questions? Contact us at [email protected]