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Wayfarers 4th Annual Summer Artist in Residence Program

Published March 3, 2017

Wayfarers is now accepting applications for their 4th annual Summer Artist in Residence Program. The program awards one artist the opportunity to develop a project / body of work in the supportive environment of Wayfarers, where 10 – 20 other working artists have studios. The selected artist is offered a 400 square foot ground floor gallery to use as a studio for 2 months (July and August 2017) and awarded unlimited access to the Wayfarers facilities, including the wood shop and silkscreen equipment. This year, Wayfarers are excited to be able provide the selected artist with an honorarium of $1000, a materials stipend of $1000 and up to $400 for travel expenses. The residency culminates in a solo exhibition in the gallery in September 2017.

Wayfarers is located on the border of the Bushwick and Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhoods in Brooklyn, in what has rapidly become the latest New York haven for artists and musicians.

AIR Timeline:
Application Deadline: March 15, 2017
Notifications Posted: May 1, 2017
Residency Period: July 4 – August 31, 2017
Exhibition: September 1 – 17, 2017

Wayfarers’ Summer Artist in Residence program is based on a competitive, open application process. Completed applications received by the deadline (March 15, 2017 at 11:59pm) will be reviewed and voted on by all current artists, ghost members, and board members at Wayfarers.

Open to all professional artists who would benefit from the program and can commit to 40+ hours per week in the studio during the entire residency term (July and August, 2017). Artists who are enrolled in a school, college, or university are not eligible for the program. Artists of color are especially encouraged to apply.

Submission Requirements and Process

The application fee is $25.00. (All proceeds directly support the Summer Artist in Residence Program.)

The online form must be completed in its entirety before submitting; you CANNOT save your work and return to the form. It is highly recommended that you download the instructions and prepare your application materials in advance and prior to entering the online application.

Application Components
1. Resume
2. References
3. Image / Video List (For video: Include your name, the url of the Vimeo link and the time code where you’d like the review to start and stop.)
4. 10 Images or Vimeo links to up to 5 minutes video of your work.
Images to be labeled as follows: your name and the slide number as the title. (ex: Annie Cannon 1., Annie Cannon 2., Annie Cannon 3.)
5. Brief description of how you would use the space at Wayfarers

Former Summer Artists in Residence at Wayfarers:

2014 John Orth
2015 Macon Reed
2016 Jee Young Sim

More information and applications are available on Wayfarers’ website.