Applications for the 2015 Artist Studio Program opens October 7, 2014.
The application process is now closed.
The 2015 Studio Program will be housed on the lower level of Smack Mellon’s building at 92 Plymouth Street. The residency will take place from June 1, 2015 - May 15, 2016.
Smack Mellon offers free studio space to eligible artists for an eleven-month period. The program provides 6 artists working in all visual arts media a free private studio space and a $5000 fellowship (dependent upon funding). The program does not provide living space. Artists also have access to shared facilities that include: a state-of-the-art digital production lab, including a set of 27" iMac workstations professionally configured for video and graphics editing, calibrated video monitors, a 3D-capable HD projector, surround-sound monitor speakers, flatbed scanners, a wide-format photo printer, a color laser printer and wireless internet access; a fabrication shop; and a shared kitchen/lounge area. Our staff is on-hand to provide technical support and to respond to the studio needs of our resident artists.
Artists have access to a wood and metal fabrication shop with equipment including table saw, grinder, drill press, welding equipment, and hand tools.
Studios range in size from 250 to 300 square feet. Not all studios have windows. Artists will not be permitted to choose their studio.
Artists who are accepted into the program must be prepared to actively use their studio a minimum of 50 hours a month or they will lose it.
**Please also note that due to the possibility of flooding in our basement studios, we strongly recommend that artists keep anything valuable off the floor at all times; therefore artists accustomed to working on the floor should think carefully about whether our studios will meet their needs.
All applicants must be United States citizens or legal Permanent Residents of the United States, 18 years or older, may not be enrolled in any degree program, and must be able to demonstrate need for a studio. Applicants may not be a resident artist in another studio program at the same time as the 2015-16 Smack Mellon residency.
A panel of arts professionals and artists will review applications and select artists for the 2015 season. Artists will be selected based on the quality of their work and their potential for making the most of their time in the program. All applicants will be notified by email. Please do not call the office for selection results.
IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST DAY TO UPLOAD YOUR MATERIALS. (If you have any technical problems after 6pm on Nov 6, we will not be able to assist you and any application that is late due to technical difficulties will not be accepted.)
The application process will require:
1. 10 images or 3 videos (3 min max. for each video)
3. Artist Statement
4. Statement of Objective (your plans for potential projects, ideas, and expectations while at Smack Mellon.)
5. Three references
Please carefully read all instructions and these FAQs before submitting and prepare your materials accordingly.