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.

Residency Dates: Sunday, June 26 - July 16,  2022

Application Deadline: Sunday, January 16, 2022, 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:
We will draw.

I am interested in drawing as a disciplined process used to search for a solution.

This residency will bring together a group of people who use mark-making as a tool for problem-solving and who use drawing as a way to visualize their thought process. We will use drawing to lead us. This can mean different things for different people, and I welcome varying interpretations. For me, drawing is a linear process of multiple refinements toward a final iconic, symbol-like image. There will not be drawing lessons per se, rather, I will curate a group that will take inspiration in each other’s like-minded approach to drawing. Applicants should come to the residency with their own project or problem to work on.


Application Requirements:

1) A brief personal bio and CV.

2) A description of how drawing fits into your practice.

3) A description of the project or problem you want to work on during the residency.

4) 5-10 images of your work


Residency Fee:

All residency fees, room, and board are waived; this does not include travel, transportation, and artist materials.

Scholarships / 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

 

Residency Dates: Sunday, June 26 - July 16, 2022

Application Deadline: Sunday, January 16, 2022, 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 look forward to working with musicians and performing artists who transmit emotion over time. In order to recruit a diverse cohort, I commit to welcome all approaches to structuring creative work that engages with the concept of organising sound, even if the work does not create audible spectra. Associates should be prepared to: 1) speak about their own work and their influences; 2) engage in critical dialog about music / sound art / visual music; 3) discuss more practical concerns such as notation, technical problems, or documentation; and 4) commit to developing a community over the course of the residency. Collaboration between residents will be encouraged but not required. During the residency we will engage in Deep Listening practices to heighten our consciousness of the world of sound and the sound of the world. In addition to group meetings, I will be available for individual artistic/career coaching and am happy to look at professional materials such as resumes and cover letters. I will bring a small 8.1 setup for residents interested in multichannel sound.


Application Requirements:

1.    A short bio with a sentence about what the other residents could learn from you (550 words     max*, PDF)

2.   A statement of any specific goals or interests related to the residency (1000 words max*, PDF)

3.    2 recorded work samples (video links or audio) with accompanying scores if appropriate (PDF)

4.    Program note or an artistic statement about the 2 work samples (PDF)

*Shorter is acceptable and encouraged

Residency Fee: All residency fees, room, and board are waived; this does not include travel, transportation, and artist materials.   

Scholarships / Financial AssistanceOnly accepted Associate Artists will receive 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

 

Residency Dates: Sunday, June 26 - July 16,  2022

Application Deadline: Sunday, January 16, 2022, 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 discovered something important during the pandemic. Being in a room, even on zoom, full of artists talking about work and their art practice made me happy, gave me solace, helped me endure. That is why I’m excited to be part of the Atlantic Center for the Arts mentorship program. 

I consider myself an intuitive artist whose path to a life in the arts was circuitous. In practical terms, I bring my experience as a mentor to this program, one that includes writing and performing for over three decades, teaching performance composition at various universities, and lately leading professional development workshops for LatinX artists. 

My aim is to create a safe space where we can be open-minded, share work, entertain questions, voice doubts, give respectful feedback. We will speak, listen, and engage in dialogue acknowledging the importance of making art with a sense of play. 

The time we spend together will include prompts from artists in multiple disciplines from writers to choreographers and taking a cue from Cervantes who said: “all sorrows are less with bread” there will be shared meals to enjoy a collegial arts salon.

I welcome artists of all disciplines to apply and whether you have a formed project that needs further development or are looking to create something new and have just a hunch or an idea, I invite you to apply. 

Lastly but most importantly, I’d like us to consider how the work we are making reflects and or responds to the many problems of the world today. 

I hope you will join me as we venture into the unknown to discover new possibilities. 



Application Requirements:

1. Bio and CV

2. 5 images of your work and video of work. Video can be online link YouTube, Vimeo, website, etc. and no more than 10 minutes.

3. A letter of intent that includes answers to the following: What made you choose a life in the arts? What has been a major change in your life? How have you coped with the pandemic? Who are your artistic influences? What do you want to get out of this residency?




Residency Fee:
All residency fees, room, and board are waived; this does not include travel, transportation, and artist materials.
Scholarships / 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

 

Residency Dates: Sunday, May 15 to June 4, 2022
Application Deadline: Sunday, December 5, 2021, 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:


One of the main goals of my recent work in critical-race and feminist studies is to dismantle white structures and male structures in the academic study of music in the United States. In so doing I strive to make this study more welcoming and inclusive to those who have been shut out for so long. There are, broadly speaking, two paths to chart in this endeavor, one easier, one harder. The easy path entails finding musical figures who were not white cisgender men who have been erased from history and then adding them to existing frameworks. The harder path lies in uncovering the ugly past in which white cisgender men sought, quite actively at times, to marginalize those who had other identities. This is the ugly past of America’s white supremacist patriarchy, which we Americans are finally discussing more openly than we have, possibly, at any time in our past. This is the ugly past that erected racist and sexist structures in the academic study of music in the U.S., structures that are unjust by their very nature, precisely the structures I seek to dismantle.

I welcome artist-applicants who share these goals. As an author, academic, educator, public speaker, and performing musician myself, I imagine my associate artists could be any of those, as well as anyone who is plugged into the academic study of music, or music performance and production writ large. I’d like to have a broad base of interest so that we might all learn from each other. We might act as something of an antiracist/antisexist musical thinktank, developing existing ideas and hatching new ones together. Examining how all notable American musical genres and styles—Appalachian, bluegrass, blues, classical, country, disco, ethnic, funk, global, gospel, hip-hop, indigenous, jazz, metal, pop, punk, rap, rock, soul, and so many others—can be represented together in music studies and in American society will be top of mind for our group.

In terms of how we might work, I envision both group meetings and plenty of individual sessions as well. Your projects might be academic (articles, books), pedagogical, performance-oriented, public media-based (podcasts, video docs), or representative of any other outlook that touches on academic music in the States. I am deeply committed to the intersectionality of all marginalized groups, so applicants whose projects confront not only racism and sexism but also ableism, antisemitism, classism, homophobia, islamophobia, transphobia, among others, are encouraged to apply. Finally, anyone, of any identity—yes, white cisgender men as well—is welcome in my studio.

Application Requirements


1. Biography (max 200 words).

2. A current CV, with website URL if you have one.

3. A letter of intent addressing your proposed project and goals (max 1,000 words).

4. 2–3 samples of previous work, submitted electronically as PDFs, URLs, YouTube/Vimeo links, Soundcloud, etc.


Residency Fee: 

All residency fees, room, and board are waived; this does not include travel, transportation, and artist materials.   


Scholarships / 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
 

Residency Dates: Sunday, May 15 to June 4, 2022
Application Deadline: Sunday, December 5, 2021, 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 artists of any visual art discipline interested in a studio-based emphasis to hone their art-making techniques to approach unique visual outcomes. There will be one on one discussions as well as group discussions. Current artists' projects or ideas are encouraged to be brought to the residency to be developed, expanded on, or the project can evolve during the three weeks. I am also open and encourage discussing and exploring new projects to work on if there are no initial ideas in mind.

Application Requirements:

1. A brief personal bio.

2. A current CV.

3. A short statement about how you may want to approach the three weeks of the residency.

4. 10 - 20 images of recent work.

5. The process is essential to art-making, so videos and photos are welcome, so please include a link to your website or Instagram in a PDF document. 


Residency Fee: 

All residency fees, room, and board are waived; this does not include travel, transportation, and artist materials.

Scholarships / 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
 

Residency Dates: Sunday, May 15 to June 4, 2022
Application Deadline: Sunday, December 5, 2021, at 11:59 PM EST
To read the full Master Artist-in-Residence page about this program and its financial aid information, click here.

The Return

If you’ve got a piece of writing that you put down at some point and you’d like to get back to it let’s talk about the return to such a project. I’m thinking about re-invention. We’ll meet five days a week in the late afternoons. We’ll spend some time describing our individual projects, thinking about the relationship between poetry and prose and what it means to have an idea and come back to it later on when it could mean something entirely different to you. You could also have an idea that never even began. What does an ‘idea’ mean in writing and how do we research it. Is it a picture, a story, how do we take it apart and what are its ingredients. I’m very happy to share my own process with you. I’ll bring in some pieces of writing that changed the game for me and I’d like to meet one-on-one with each of you twice. We’ll do some live writing, we’ll hear each other’s work, we’ll watch at least one movie and everyone will get their own piece going so that you can continue to work on it when you leave.


The Ask from potential participants

I’d like a paragraph that tells me what your project is, what writing or art (including film) knocks you out. Tell me about writing and publishing you’ve done so far. What do you care about besides art and writing. I’d like to see ten pages of your work.



Residency Fee:
All residency fees, room, and board are waived; this does not include travel, transportation, and artist materials.

Scholarships / 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
 

Residency Dates: Sunday, October 9 to 29, 2022
Application Deadline: Sunday, May 8, 2022 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 welcome artists who make work as composers, composer/performers, sound and installation artists, and/or interdisciplinary artists, and who are passionate about experimentation and curious about blurring the lines between disciplines and approaches. I look forward to both sharing my experiences and ideas with the Associate Artists and learning from theirs. Sessions will include sharing work with each other, group discussions, creative group activities, individual meetings, and opportunities to collaborate.

Application Requirements

  • 1-page bio or CV (pdf)
  • A statement describing:
  1. What you’d like to work on and what you hope to get out of the residency.
  2. Your artistic interests/influences & area(s) of expertise.
  3. Your levels of ability and experience (with your instrument, composition, media, technology,        performance, etc.)
  • 2 work samples (excerpts or complete works) up to 15 minutes total (Vimeo, YouTube, or SoundCloud links)
  • Optional support material: music scores, installation or stage diagrams, images, program notes, etc. (pdf))

Residency Fee: All residency fees, room, and board are waived; this does not include travel, transportation, and artist materials.

Scholarships / Financial Assistance
Only accepted Associate Artists will receive 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
 

Residency Dates: Sunday, October 9 to 29, 2022
Application Deadline: Sunday, May 8, 2022 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:
These sessions will seek to guide poets towards generating new work through a series of exercises and around some core considerations of craft, the conceptualization of the poetic impulse, and creative practices.  Beginning with Yusef Komunyakaa’s conception of the poet as “Caretaker of Observation”, the poets will write, discuss and edit the new work generated.

Application Requirements

  • A 1-2 page resume (pdf)
  • 5 poems
  • A brief (paragraph or so) personal statement about anything you like

Residency Fee: All residency fees, room, and board are waived; this does not include travel, transportation, and artist materials.

Scholarships / Financial Assistance
Only accepted Associate Artists will receive 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
 

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