For over fifty years the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program has provided talented artists working in any medium a full year to focus on their creative endeavors. Start dates of the six annual residencies are staggered throughout the year. The residency provides each artist with a comfortable three bedroom house with an attached 500 square ft studio with utilities paid plus $800 a month for artists, $100 for spouses and $200 for each child. Very few demands are made upon the artist in residence but The Roswell Museum of Art generally extends an offer to residents to exhibit and lecture during their year.
The 2020 call for applications closes March 15 with notifications by early July.
For over fifty years the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program has provided talented artists working in any medium a full year to focus on their creative endeavors. Start dates of the six annual residencies are staggered throughout the year. The residency provides each artist with a comfortable 3-bedroom house with an attached 600 square ft studio with utilities paid plus $800 a month for artists, $100 for spouses and $200 for children. Spouses and partners who travel with the artist are offered a studio and use of the facilities on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The studio compound has a woodshop, ceramics studio, litho and etching facilities, and a digital print room. Artists are generally offered an exhibition and lecture during their stay at the Roswell Museum but are not obliged to accept. There are some opportunities to collaborate, teach and work in the Roswell community and there is a casual social schedule but these are optional leaving artists free to structure their time. Artists are expected to be in residence during their year. We ask that no more than two weeks are spent away from RAiR in a month not totaling more than six weeks for the year.
The setting is rural and quiet and a car is usually needed to access food and supplies in town. A year in a small town on the high plains can be very challenging for artists used to the pace and amenities of city life. Please think carefully when applying to this opportunity. Please see our information page https://rair.org/application-info/ for reference.
Applications are reviewed by a different panel each year. Residency and museum staff along with previous residents and regional art professionals make up this changing selection committee. Submissions are reviewed as images only for the first several rounds. Biographical and professional information are of secondary consideration.
- Artist Bio (100 words)
- Artist Statement (250 words)
- Statement of Intent (400 words)
- 20 images of work or 5 time-based examples.
- 3 References
Past residents are asked to contact the residency at application(at)rair(dot)org for a submission fee waiver.
For support with this application, please contact Submittable:
HELP CENTER: https://submittable.help/submitters