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APPLICATIONS

 
 

Residency application basics.

Applications are run through our SlideRoom portal; a separate application is available for the Family Residency program. Notification of acceptance will occur within 90 days of the application due date. Accepted applicants will have 7 days to commit to attending the residency. After confirmation, resident’s security deposit and contract are due.

 

REVIEW PROCESS

Applicants are evaluated by our review panel and Wassaic Project staff. Residents are selected based on the quality of their work, commitment to their practice, and ability to interact positively with the community at large.

 

What you need to apply to the residency.

For everyone:
Contact info
CV or publication list (3 pages max)
Brief project proposal (200 words max)
Work samples (see below)
Two references
Scheduling details

  • How many months are you applying for? Which month(s) are you applying for? Please indicate your first, second and third choice(s), and any that you cannot attend.

Miscellaneous details

  • Are you applying as a collaborative team? If so, please specify if you need separate beds.

  • Will you be bringing your partner/spouse?

  • Will you be bringing your dog?

$25 application fee*

For artists:
10 work samples, including title, year, medium, and dimensions.

  • Size requirements: images, up to 5MB each; video, up to 250MB each; audio, up to 30MB each; PDFs, up to 10MB each

  • If your work is time-based or has video documentation, you may also link to media from YouTube, Vimeo and SoundCloud.

For playwriters/screenwriters:
1 or 2 work samples. 30 pages maximum.

For fiction/nonfiction writers:
1 or 2 work samples. 30 pages (double-spaced) maximum.

For poets:
At least 2 work samples. 10 pages (double-spaced) maximum.

For education fellowship applicants:

  • What teaching experience do you have and why is working with youth important to you? Please describe your experiences in detail, especially those that deal with connecting this age group to contemporary art. (500 words max)

  • If you were asked to create a hands-on project that translated some aspect of your own practice to children, what would you do? (200 words max)

  • Why do you want to be an education fellow at the Wassaic Project? (200 words max)

For family residency applicants**:

  • Are you bringing a spouse/partner?

  • How many children are in your family? What are their ages?


*Application fees are non-refundable. Please contact us at residency@wassaicproject.org if you cannot afford to pay the application fee.

**Apply through FAMILY Residency program in Slideroom.

 


Summer Exhibition application basics.

Applications are run through our SlideRoom portal. Notification of acceptance will occur within 60 days of the application due date. Accepted applicants will have 7 days to commit to the exhibition.

Review Process

Applicants are evaluated by our Co-Directors — Eve, Bowie, and Jeff — and Wassaic Project staff. Artists are selected based on the quality of the work and how well a given piece fits alongside other pieces selected for the show.

Don’t overthink this — there’s no one thing we’re looking for, and we’re always open to creative new uses of Maxon Mills as an exhibition space.

What you need to apply to the Summer Exhibition.

For everyone:
Contact info
CV or publication list (3 pages max)
Project proposal
Portfolio
$20 application fee

Project Proposals.

We accept 3 types of proposals for our 2019 Summer Programming: ready-to-hang work, site-specific installations, and temporary installations/performances. Your application can include multiple proposals.

For all proposals, include:

  • A formal description of the work you would like to show

  • A three-sentence conceptual description of the work you would like to show or your artistic practice more generally.

  • An extended statement if you feel it is absolutely vital to understand your proposal.

For ready-to-hang work proposals:

Please outline any special circumstances you anticipate around the installation of your work. We have limited equipment available, so we need to know in advance if you require anything specific.

For site-specific installation proposals:

Please include completed past works, drawings and/or style references, and explain how the piece will look or function.

And, again, please outline any special circumstances you anticipate around the installation of your work. We have limited equipment available, so we need to know in advance if you require anything specific.

For temporary installations or performances for the Summer Festival Program:

Please explain how the piece will look or function.

And, again again, please outline any special circumstances you anticipate around the installation of your work. We have limited equipment available, so we need to know in advance if you require anything specific.

portfolio

Provide 1 to 10 work samples, including title, year, medium, and dimensions, and anything else we should know.

Size requirements: images, up to 5MB each; video, up to 250MB each; audio, up to 30MB each; PDFs, up to 10MB each

  • If your work is time-based or has video documentation, you may also link to media from YouTube, Vimeo and SoundCloud.

I have more questions!

And we have more answers! Our Summer Exhibition FAQ has everything you need to know, from what the installation process looks like to how we split art sales.

 

Our application timelines.

Summer Exhibition: October 22 to December 7

Summer Residency: December 3 to January 14

Family Summer Residency: December 3 to January 14

Winter Residency: May 14 to June 25

Family Winter Residency: May 14 to June 25

Haunted Mill: May 1 to June 11

 

Haunted Mill application basics.

Applications are run through our SlideRoom portal. Applicants propose an installation for a floor or room in Maxon Mills. We want artists who are excited to participate and get weird, and artists who are self-directed and independent with their projects and vision.

If accepted, participating artists and artistic teams receive housing in one of our residency houses between October 16 and October 30, private studio space in Maxon Mills (and additional studio space in Luther Barn), full access to our wood shop and print shop, and a $100 honorarium.

What you need to apply to the Haunted Mill.

Contact info
Installation proposal
1–5 work samples
$10 application fee

 

Photo by Verónica González Mayoral