The Chinati Foundation’s Artist in Residence program was instituted in 1989 with the aim of supporting the development of artists of diverse ages, backgrounds, and disciplines. To date, the Chinati Foundation has hosted more than 75 artists from more than fifteen countries in its residency program.
The Artist in Residence program provides an opportunity for artists from around the world to work in a striking, natural environment. Exhibitions are often held at the conclusion of the residency. These become an important part of the museum’s temporary exhibition program, and provide a vital counterpoint to the permanent collection.
The Chinati Foundation provides a furnished apartment on the museum’s grounds and a studio in Marfa. Resident artists have unlimited access to Chinati’s collection and archive, and the museum staff and interns are available to assist in securing materials and preparing exhibitions. A stipend of $1,000 is provided to assist with travel and art materials.
The Chinati Foundation maintains a casual environment, and it is up to the artists to develop their own work schedule. Marfa is a small town in a sparsely populated area of far West Texas, and artists may spend a great deal of time alone. A residency at Chinati is ideal for those artists who seek a quiet and sympathetic environment with few distractions. The average residency lasts two to three months; this can be adjusted according to individual needs and the resources of the museum.
Artist in Residence 2013 Deadline:
The 2011 and 2012 resident artists have been chosen. To apply for a 2013 residency, please send the following to Chinati at the address below by April 1, 2012 but not before December 31, 2011:
20 slide images OR a CD with 20 PDF or JPEG digital files (2 MB maximum file size per image) OR a DVD of up to 30 minutes of video work.
Applications must arrive at Chinati by April 1, 2012. Please do not send any original artwork. Emailed submissions will not be accepted. To ensure the return of photographic material as well as other materials, applicant must provide a self-addressed stamped envelope with sufficient return postage.
Applications can be mailed to:
Artist in Residence Application
The Chinati Foundation
1 Cavalry Row / P.O. Box 1135
Marfa, Texas 79843
PO Box 1135
1 Cavalry Row
Marfa TX 79843
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