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 600-square-foot studio with utilities paid. A stipend of $1100 per month is offered along with $100 per month for spouse/partner and each child living at the residency. A $250 monthly materials stipend is now generously underwritten by the Hammersley Foundation.

Very few demands are made upon the artist in residence but The Roswell Museum generally extends an offer to residents to exhibit and lecture during their year. Spouses and partners (who are artists themselves) traveling with the artist are offered a studio and use of the facilities on a first-come, first-served basis.

The 2022 call for applications opens on January 1st and closes on March 15 at 5 pm Mountain Time.

We will have the notifications of the selection process by mid-May, 2022.

Rough start dates for the 2022/23 residencies will be:

2 residencies beginning September 1, 2022

2 residencies beginning February 1, 2023

2 residencies beginning May 1, 2023


THE APPLICATION  CLOSES  March 15, 3:00 PM MOUNTAIN TIME, Application Fee $25


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 $1100 a month for residents, plus a new $250 materials stipend for all residents each month is generously provided by the Hammersley Foundation. For artists with partners and families: $100 for partners and each child living on the compound. 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. Biographical and professional information are of secondary consideration.

We will have the results of the selection process by late May, 2022.

Rough start dates for the 2023/24 residencies will be:

2 residencies beginning October 1, 2023

2 residencies beginning March 1, 2024

2 residencies beginning June 1, 2024
APPLICATION OVERVIEW

  • Contact Information, (email, phone, etc)
  • Artist Bio (100 words)
  • Artist Statement (300 words)
  • Statement of Intent (300 words)
  • 20 images of work or 5 time-based examples.  A combination of still and video files can be submitted, please substitute four stills for each video file.
  • CV/Resume
  • 3 References, contact information only, no letters.

Past residents are asked to contact the residency at application(at)rair(dot)org for a submission fee waiver, but please note that with increased application numbers, RAiR has prioritized new applicants that have not already done the residency.
For support with this application, please contact Submittable:
HELP CENTER: https://submittable.help/submitters
E-MAIL: support@submittable.com




THE APPLICATION  CLOSES  March 15, 3:00 PM MOUNTAIN TIME, Application Fee $25


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 $1100 a month for residents, plus a new $250 materials stipend for all residents each month is generously provided by the Hammersley Foundation. For artists with partners and families: $100 for partners and each child living on the compound. 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. Biographical and professional information are of secondary consideration.

We will have the results of the selection process by late May, 2022.

Rough start dates for the 2023/24 residencies will be:

2 residencies beginning October 1, 2023

2 residencies beginning March 1, 2024

2 residencies beginning June 1, 2024
APPLICATION OVERVIEW

  • Contact Information, (email, phone, etc)
  • Artist Bio (100 words)
  • Artist Statement (300 words)
  • Statement of Intent (300 words)
  • 20 images of work or 5 time-based examples.  A combination of still and video files can be submitted, please substitute four stills for each video file.
  • CV/Resume
  • 3 References, contact information only, no letters.

Past residents are asked to contact the residency at application(at)rair(dot)org for a submission fee waiver, but please note that with increased application numbers, RAiR has prioritized new applicants that have not already done the residency.
For support with this application, please contact Submittable:
HELP CENTER: https://submittable.help/submitters
E-MAIL: support@submittable.com



Roswell Artist-in-Residence