Artist Residency Program
Gallery 263 is currently accepting proposals for our 2017 Artist Residency Program. Since 2010, we have offered our 700-square foot space to artists of all media. In a comfortable, collaborative environment, residents incubate ideas, fuel discussion, and produce new work, while giving the local community a stake in both the process and the product of art making. Residents benefit from full access to our space and amenities, two critique sessions, and a week-long exhibition to conclude their stay.
This is a non-live-in, shared residency opportunity. The program hosts up to four solo artists or one collective of artists for seven weeks. This year’s Summer Residency will begin on June 12, 2017, and run through July 29, 2017.
Number of Residents:
Up to four solo applicants will be chosen to share the space, or one collaborative group will be chosen. This is a shared residency and one group of artists will share the space for the entire residency.
Resident projects are self-directed, and residents are expected to immerse their energies into a new 6-week project or development of a current aspect of their practice. Camaraderie and a willingness to engage in positive critique are expected. During week seven, Residents will host an exhibition of their residency projects. In coordination with gallery staff, residents plan gallery visiting hours and host a reception for the exhibition. Gallery 263 will arrange an orientation and training session for all residents as well as two formal critiques: one towards the middle of the Residency, and one during the final exhibition.
Residents will be responsible for removing all belongings and art following the exhibition, and for cleaning the gallery and restoring it to its pre-Residency state.
Equipment & Installation
No permanent damage may be made to Gallery 263, and the space must be treated with respect.
Work cannot be attached to the floor or pierce the tin ceiling. Walls are able to support work weighing up to 50lbs. Heavy work must be anchored safely and appropriately. Only acrylic based paint may be used directly on the walls. Unfortunately we do not have a ventilation system for oil painting. No aerosols inside. No toxic chemicals. No heavy fabrication (eg: metals, fiberglass, etc.). Artists of all other media are welcome to apply (acrylic or water based paint, dry 2D media, sculpture, assemblage, digital, video, etc.). Artists take responsibility for their own safety, and safety of the Gallery 263 facility.
Proposed installations must be able to accommodate yoga classes on Monday & Wednesday nights. (We suggest not taking up more than 25% of the floor surface area. Projects should be safely stored for yoga.)
A/V equipment will likely need to be provided by the artist(s). We have one monitor, one set of headphones, a DVD player and a projector that may be available. Video artists: please be aware that our space receives abundant natural light during the day.
We have ample hooks and nails, several small to medium sized pedestals, as well as a few wall-mounting shelves. Other display props will need to be provided by the artists.
Selected artists will be required to review and sign a contract detailing the rules and regulations of using our space.