Residencies

Da Vinci Residency Program

Entry Dates 6/26/22, 11:59 PM - 5/1/22, 12:00 AM 8 Days Left
Entry Fee? Yes
Contact Information

Anna Hoppel


704 Catharine St

Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19147 United States

Description

OPEN CALL FOR THE 2023 RESIDENCY PROGRAM:
DVAA is now accepting applications for our 2023 Residency program. Recipients will be awarded with a month long studio residency, and a year long development program.

In 2022, DVAA launched a new studio residency program. Created to support underrepresented artists from a diverse range of backgrounds, ages, and experience levels, at pivotal stages in the development of their artistic practices. In keeping with DVAA’s community-oriented mission, residents will be expected to engage throughout their residency year both with their residency/fellowship cohort and with the larger DVAA membership. Residency programming and events will include professional development workshops and meetings, and weekly check-ins with the Residency Director during the month of their individual residency. Additionally, residents will be asked to attend group critiques and events with other Fellowship and Residency artists throughout the full year.

WHAT WE OFFER:
24-hour access to a private studio space on the third floor of Da Vinci Art Alliance (This is not a live-in space and does not include room and board)

2-year Artist Membership with DVAA

Support over the course of the year through monthly events, workshops, critiques, and one-on-one meetings

Ongoing feedback and professional development support from DVAA’s Residency Director and DVAA’s Co-Directors

Integration into DVAA’S membership network and community

Artist Profile on the DVAA website

Opportunity to present in a group show of Residents’ work in 2023

WHAT IS EXPECTED:
In keeping with DVAA’s community-oriented mission, residents will be expected to engage throughout their residency year both with their residency cohort and with the larger DVAA membership through in person and digital events. Residency programming and events will include professional development workshops and meetings, and weekly check-ins with the Residency Director during the month of their individual residency. Additionally, residents will be asked to attend group critiques with other Fellowship and Residency artists throughout the year.

WHO CAN APPLY:
We will award the residency program to 10 individuals

Artists over 18 not currently enrolled in a degree-granting program, recent graduates, artists from nontraditional educational backgrounds, artists transitioning from another career, and/or full-time parents or other primary caregivers.

The residency is open to artists working in any medium, however, please note that the nature of the space creates some practical restrictions. The studio is located on a third floor with narrow stairs and no elevator access. It is not equipped with an industrial ventilation system to accommodate the use of volatile or toxic chemicals beyond standard artists’ materials. Practices such as welding or glass torchwork are prohibited for fire-safety reasons. DVAA does have a small backyard and artists may use spray paint, fixatives, and other more toxic materials outside at their own risk with the suggestion from staff for the artist to provide for themselves and regularly use a respirator. DVAA encourages prospective applicants to reach out with any questions about specific materials or techniques that you are unsure fall into the allowable categories.

If you are an artist who typically uses art processes that DVAA cannot accommodate, please describe in your application what alternative materials and processes you will be utilizing during your time with us.

SELECTION CRITERIA
The selection of the Da Vinci Residents is facilitated by DVAA’s Exhibition Committee and the Residency and Fellowship Directors. Applications will also be reviewed by current artists in the program and advisors including the Michelle Angela Ortiz Fellow, the Linda Lee Alter Fellow, the Kathryn Pannepacker Fellow, Leslie Kaufman, and David Acosta.

The Exhibition Committee will be selecting proposals based on the following criteria:

Clarity of proposal and project objectives

Ability to execute the proposed exhibition including background and skills to carry out the

proposed project

Quality of photo documentation and supplementary materials

Community engagement plan (of local and DVAA communities)

Demonstrated need

After an initial review, final applicants will undergo an interview process with DVAA staff.

APPLICATION MATERIALS
[300-400 words] Artistic Practice Description that includes the thought processes or inspirations behind the work, the context for when/where the work was produced, or plans for the ways future projects might connect to the work samples

[200-400 words] Artwork Description and where assistance will be needed

3 Short answer responses on your interest in the program

High-quality images, at 300dpi (can include artwork images, video documentation, and/or

installation shots)

Additional application materials (can include CV/Resume, diagrams, mock-ups,

documentation, etc.)

SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION:
Only digital applications will be accepted, submit through the buttons below

Application fee: $5

Deadline to apply: June 26th, 11:59 PM

Applicant notification: Mid-August

AGREEMENT:
By submitting artwork to this call, the artist is agreeing to allowing DVAA to use images of the artwork on its website and social media if accepted into the residency program. Artist retains full copyright of the work. Images will not be used by DVAA aside from the DVAA website, press releases, and social media posts.

If you have questions about the Da Vinci Residency program or need support in the application process, please contact Mary@davinciartalliance.org