This is the submissions page for Atlantic Center for the Arts. For a current residency schedule, please visit Master Artist-in-Residence Schedule. Master Artist that are currently accepting applications are listed below.

Carefully read all of the application requirements for each category you are applying to.

Please note: You cannot edit your submission after it has been completed.

Ends on May 13, 2018$25.00
$25.00

Residency Dates: Sunday, October 14 - November 3, 2018
Application Deadline: Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST

To read the full Master Artist-in-Residence page about this program and its financial aid information, click here.

Residency Statement

I want to work with fiction writers of any genre who are advanced in their writing and who have a book project they would like to explore and recalibrate. They should have a strong interest in psychology, theory, history and some social engagement. They must be open to the hard parts of the craft of narrative and see their work as built objects, as installations, and even maps. I would like a diverse working group. The ideal writer will be willing to master new techniques, styles and approaches to editing and rewriting. 

Application Requirements

1.     Applicants should submit a minimum of 15 pages and a maximum of 25 pages of work. It can be a short story, or an excerpt from a larger work. If it is an excerpt the applicant should attach a one page synopsis of the larger piece. (.doc, .docx, .pdf)

2.     The applicant should also attach a letter of intent, no more than a page long, stating their aesthetic position and what they hope to accomplish at the residency. (.doc, .docx, .pdf)

3.     This cannot be the first workshop/critique the applicant has attended. The conversations will be pitched at an advanced level.

4.     Applicants should also attach a short bio. (.doc, .docx, .pdf)


Residency Fee: $900

Includes a $100 administration fee, weekday meals and housing; does not include artist materials, transportation, or weekend meals.

Scholarships / Financial Assistance

Only accepted Associate Artists may apply for financial assistance. For details, please visit the master artist details page.

Application fee: $25

If you have any questions or problems submitting, visit the ACA's How to Apply page

Ends on May 13, 2018$25.00
$25.00

Residency Dates: Sunday, October 14 - November 3, 2018
Application Deadline: Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST

To read the full Master Artist-in-Residence page about this program and its financial aid information, click here.

Residency Statement

I want to work with visual artists and curators whose practice is grounded in filmmaking, video and installation art. They should have a strong interest in cultural studies, historical critique, global politics, the borders between fiction and documentary, and the different narrative possibilities involved in filmmaking. The ideal participant will have an emerging or established career, and will master the techniques and processes involved in film production and exhibition making. Iā€™m interested in working with a diverse group, from various cultural backgrounds.

Application Requirements

Applicants should submit a 500-word letter of intent and ten images representative of their practice.  (.jpg, .pdf, doc, .docx, ā€“ no more than 10mb each)

Residency Fee: $900

Includes a $100 administration fee, weekday meals and housing; does not include artist materials, transportation, or weekend meals.

Scholarships / Financial Assistance

Only accepted Associate Artists may apply for financial assistance. For details, please visit the master artist details page.

Application fee: $25

If you have any questions or problems submitting, visit the ACA's How to Apply page

Ends on May 13, 2018$25.00
$25.00

Residency Dates: Sunday, October 14 - November 3, 2018
Application Deadline: Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST

To read the full Master Artist-in-Residence page about this program and its financial aid information, click here.

Residency Statement

Learning about Freedom

This involves the very ambiguous meaning of the word because it can mean on the one hand peace and on the other hand freedom, liberty. That means to do what you want without limitations. So that will be the theme I will work with, together with Associates. I suggest the Associates bring scores and audio or video samples so I can give them a historical view of freedom in art as well as analyze and help them with their scores.

During the residency Isaac Julien and I will be working on a project together based on his upcoming film installation "Rochester / Pictures" where I intend to collaborate with him as composer and live music performer together with an orchestra. We will also discuss this project with our Associates, and how music involves film, television, computer etc.

Associates should bring a smart phone with video recording capabilities so that we can make recordings of any location, and document our curricula from unique personal perspectives. I believe it is important to investigate several perspectives of the same place or event. This is a part of my working philosophy. I would love to make a small concert together with the Associates but I know that it is not in the plan. Anyway, maybe we can do a small thing just for us? If you begin something you should also have an end. As a former Kagel student I know how important little performances are. That is part of my pedagogical concept. In this way, even a coffee machine, a candle, sounds of cooking and somebody having a shower can help us to do something. Because this is the sublimation of reality. Even a little fart in a good wind makes the audience smile.

And to notate a fart in the score is quite difficult! The amplificated fart soloist has to be behind the horn players because their wind waves the smell away. You can imagine how complicated it is to convince the fart soloist, the sound master and the horn players, the orchestra and the conductor. They all have to be convinced that this fart is a sine qua non for the composition. But this is the reality of a transgressive composer like me has to deal with. Little things are very important. This was just a small and joyful example. Looking for freedom.

Application Requirements

Applicants should submit the following items in common file formats. Maximum file size is limited to 15 mb.

1. A brief biography (one page) that may include a short artistic statement, information about musical and non-musical background, primary influences, experience, and aspirations. (.doc, .docx, .pdf)

2.  A letter of intent stating your artistic goal(s) or a project to pursue during the residency (what you would like to work on during the residency). (.doc, .docx, .pdf)

3. Please submit up to 20 minutes (total) recordings/video of works - or clearly indicated excerpts of works - along with corresponding scores if available. Please note - For files larger than 15MB, please use a cloud service such as dropbox or google drive to share the files. You can also include links to videos on YouTube, Vimeo or your personal web site. Please submit a document with link(s) that will allow Maria to access the large files or view video.

Recommended items to bring with you
1. A lap top computer
2. A smart phone capable of recording video /audio
3. Scores and audio or video samples (scores may be duplicated, and/or printed at ACA up to 11ā€ x 17ā€œ/ approximately 28 cm x 43 cm) 

Residency Fee: $900

Includes a $100 administration fee, weekday meals and housing; does not include artist materials, transportation, or weekend meals.

Scholarships / Financial Assistance

Only accepted Associate Artists may apply for financial assistance. For details, please visit the master artist details page.

Application fee: $25

If you have any questions or problems submitting, visit the ACA's How to Apply page