Next Call For Artists: 8/15/16 - 9/18/16

Please note: The next open call we will select artists for both Winter and Summer Residencies. 

Guttenberg Arts is dedicated to promoting the visual arts by providing practicing artists with the space and time to develop their work while engaging with the public.  Guttenberg Arts aims to increase opportunities for supported artists by expanding their community through artistic collaborations and promotion to curators and collectors in the tri-state area.  

Guttenberg Arts believes that exploring new technologies in the studio, while working as an artistic mentor to children and seniors in the Guttenberg community, provides Guttenberg Artists with unique opportunities for artistic evolution.

The Space and Time Artist Residency at Guttenberg Arts provides artists with a $1,200.00 USD stipend to cover material, travel, and housing in conjunction with 24/7 shared access to a 4,500sqft. professionally equipped workspace for the visual arts including printmaking, dark room and ceramics for three months in Guttenberg, New Jersey (West New York). Artist will also be given a group show at the end of the residency, as well as studio visits from accomplished professionals from the art world. Each artist is required to give a free public artist lecture or workshop towards the close of their three month residency. We highly recommend a site visit to our building. Artists are selected by a blind jury of arts professionals on the merits of their work. 

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WINTER RESIDENCY IS FROM JANUARY 4TH- APRIL 2ND, 2017

SUMMER RESIDENCY IS FROM MAY 1ST - AUGUST 1ST

  • Applications for both Winter and Summer AIR 2017 will be due on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at Midnight.
  • Applicants will be emailed notification by October 24th, 2016.
  • Please do not call or email about the results.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
  • Statement of Intent/Project Proposal (500 words)
  • Artist Statement (500 words)
  • Artist CV
  • 10 images (up to 5mb each, 300 dpi is recommended)
  • List of Work (stating title, materials, dimensions, date) 
APPLICATION GUIDELINES
Guttenberg Arts  is committed to supporting artists of diverse cultural, sexual, and ethnic backgrounds. Guttenberg Arts  does not discriminate based on age, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, or ability/disability of artists, and welcomes work whose content reflects the lived experiences of the applicants. You must be 25 years old or older and not currently enrolled in any undergraduate or graduate degree program.
Incomplete or incorrect application will automatically be disqualified, please read the application requirements carefully before beginning the application online. For any questions please contact us at: studio@guttenbergarts.org.

ARTIST PARTICIPATION EXPECTATIONS
Artist in Resident participants are expected make a serious commitment to the program for the entire three-month session and to  utilize the studio actively and consistently (on average artists are in the studio 20 hours per week). In addition, artists are required to give an public artist talk or teach one public workshop. It is vital to the success of the program that Artist in Resident participants fully take advantage of the unique resources we are able to provide. For this reason, Artist in Resident participants cannot simultaneously participate in another residency or degree-granting program while participating in Guttenberg Arts Space and Time Artist Residency.

FORMATTING OF WORK SAMPLES: DIGITAL IMAGES
File name: Images numbered in the order you would like them to be seen and labeled according to the titles on your list of work. (Example- “01untitled.jpg, 02sunset.jpg, 03Portrait.jpg”)
File size: No larger than 5.0 MB (each image) at 300dpi
File format: .JPG (preferred)
No composite images will be reviewed. A composite image is a single image file that is comprised of multiple images. Images of diptychs, installations, and multi-part works are not considered composites and are permissible.

Images will be shown in the order they are uploaded and are projected at roughly 30" x 40" per image via high definition digital projectors.  Moderators will read aloud the materials, dimensions, and date of the image; panelists will have access to this information as well.

FAQ

WHAT IS A SPACE AND TIME ARTIST RESIDENCY?
Space and Time Artist Residency at Guttenberg Arts provides artists with a $1,200.00 USD stipend to cover material, travel, and housing in conjunction with 24/7 shared access to a 4,500 sq ft. professionally equipped workspace for the visual arts including printmaking, dark room and ceramics for three months in Guttenberg, New Jersey.  Artists will also be given a one month group show as well as studio visits from accomplished professionals from the art world. Each artist is required to give a free and open to the public artist lecture or workshop towards the close of their three month residency. We highly recommend a site visit to our building. Artists are selected by a blind jury of arts professionals on the merits of their work.

HOW ARE ARTISTS SELECTED?
Artists are chosen based on the single criterion of work that demonstrates a compelling vision as defined by the assembled panel's collective opinion. Materials are reviewed and voted on by the panelists in elimination rounds which produce a smaller pool for each round. An artist's advancement is a product of the collective vote of the panel. A single panelist cannot ensure an applicant's success or failure. Panel proceedings are overseen by the Guttenberg Arts Staff and by Guttenberg Arts  Board of Trustees. Panelists' names are kept confidential until the awards are announced. Artists are awarded residencies at all career levels.


HOW IS WORK REVIEWED?
Applications are available for panelists to read as they review support materials.  An artist's digital images are projected in the order uploaded by the applicant. Moderators will read aloud the materials, dimensions, and date of the images to the panel.

HOW ARE PANELS ASSEMBLED?
Panelists change each round and are comprised of three art world professionals.

WHEN ARE THE FELLOWSHIPS ANNOUNCED?
Monday October 24th 2016.
 
APPLICATION TIPS:
  • Prepare by reading application guidelines before starting the application.
  • Follow guidelines and submit on time.
  • Strong work first and foremost!
  • Thoughtful statement of intent about the work and the residency.  
  • Work is well photographed.
  • Approach your application as a creative project in itself.
  • Have consistency in your work sample and proposal of your artistic vision
  • Artist statement – be specific and clear to you and your practice. Don’t include jargon.
  • Include a brief description to orient panelists and provide context for your work.
  • Edit for accuracy and be judicious.
  • Provide examples of work that is current (from the past 3-5 years).
  • Good to show progression in the work.
  • Include 2-3 images from each project if working in multiple media.
  • Submit your best work; show proof you can make the work to establish trust in your proposal.Put yourself in the jurors’ seat: Answer questions that might come up with your work samples in your narrative.