THE MAPLE TERRACE ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAM Brooklyn, NYC
I have lived and worked in this pre-war one bedroom apartment since 2014. It has played one of the most significant roles in my development as an artist. I would like to provide an emerging artist the same opportunity to have an affordable and inspiring place to live and make work in Brooklyn, NY. Artists not currently living in the NYC area are encouraged to apply though all applications will be considered. The first residency will take place October 24-December 5, 2017.I have lived and worked in this pre-war one bedroom apartment since 2014. It has played one of the most significant roles in my development as an artist. I would like to provide an emerging artist the same opportunity to have an affordable and inspiring place to live and make work in Brooklyn, NY. Artists not currently living in the NYC area are encouraged to apply though all applications will be considered. The first residency will take place October 24-December 5, 2017.
In addition to providing my entire place at cost (well under market value) I will: • arrange studio visits with influential artists, curators, and gallerists including Inna Babaeva, Jerry Blackman, Gaby Collins-Fernandez, Matthew Higgs, Ridley Howard, Aliza Morell, Jacob Rhodes, Sara Maria Salamone + Tyler Lafreniere, Jennifer Simmons and Wendy White • help facilitate the acquisition of additional funding to help cover costs associated with residency (fee, travel, supplies, etc.) • edit artist statement and look over any future applications (graduate school, residencies, grants, etc.) artist is considering to submit • help artist find employment in the arts by reviewing resume and cover letters • selected Resident Artist will also receive an unlimited Metrocard for the duration of their residency and a one-year membership to the American Alliance of Museums. This allows the artist and a guest to visit nearly any museum around the world for free! The space includes: • 660 square feet (studio is located in living room with additional storage in hall and foyer. click here to view floor plan) • work tables, bright shop lights, and basic studio tools • access to a three speed commuter bike • all utilities and high speed internet • fully furnished bedroom with fresh linens and towels • fully equipped kitchen with sourdough starter and kombucha scoby • plants galore and ample amounts of sunlight Location:The amazing historic tree-lined Prospect Lefferts in Brooklyn, NY. A heavily Caribbean influenced neighborhood filled with great music and excellent jerk delights you are also walking distance to cafes, bars, and the almighty Prospect Park!
Residency Fee:$2,000 This is the exact amount I would pay for rent and utilities for 6 weeks. No more, no less. If selected as a Resident Artist, a non-refundable deposit of $600 must be paid 10 days after acceptance to secure your spot in the Maple Terrace Artist Residency Program.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:To be considered, please e-mail following to firstname.lastname@example.org NO LATER THAN AUGUST 16! • Completed application form (click here to download) • Artist Statement (250 words or less) • Statement of Intent (500 words or less) • Artist CV (no more than two pages) • 5-10 images/videos that best represent your current work (Images no more than 2 MB each, for Videos please include link to online viewing platform such as Vimeo, YouTube) • Checklist (description of each image/video) • Names and e-mails of two references (one personal, one professional) letters of recommendation are not needed! • Application fee: suggested donation of $30 (made payable to Leah Guadagnoli via Venmo. Please include a screenshot proving your payment with your application)* *Collectively this fee will be used to create a budget to compensate visitors to the artist’s studio for their time and efforts! Any remaining money left in the budget will go directly to the Resident Artist to help assist with costs during their time at The Maple Terrace Artist Residency Program. Can’t afford the fee? Please provide a brief statement of need.