This is the submissions page for Atlantic Center for the Arts. For a current residency schedule, please visit Mentoring Artist-in-Residence Schedule. Mentoring Artists 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, February 12 to March 4, 2023
Application Deadline: Sunday, September 18, 2022, at 11:59 PM EST

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

Residency Statement:
I look forward to working with creative musicians of any background who are interested in a rich exploration of different music, including our own. I’d like to challenge ourselves to find ways of describing and discussing that music that does not presume any specific historical lineage or educational background but arrives at complex ideas and analyses through an open embrace of the subjective experiences we each bring to the table. 

My hope is that we will leave the session with a more robust and broadly-applicable set of descriptive and analytical tools to use in our own creative practices, and perhaps even in the way we listen to all music.

Application Requirements:

  • 2-3 recordings, with accompanying descriptions providing some context of this work in your broader musical life and a brief description of how it was constructed or any other relevant descriptive analysis. Please include any notational instructions for the performance of the work, if applicable, including (but not at all limited to) “classical” musical scores. (For composers who work with notation, please feel free to send virtual-instrument mockups of scores that have not been performed)
  • A biography or CV in any style or form of your choosing
  • In your letter of intent, a statement of any specific personal goals you have for your residency, and any context that would be helpful in understanding those goals. Also, include a description of your own musical creative practice, and what music, histories, legacies, and genres inform that practice.


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

Application fee: $25
If you have any questions or problems submitting, visit the ACA's How to Apply page.

If the application fee of $25 presents a barrier, please submit a letter to program@atlanticcenterforthearts.org. Please write “Application Fee Waiver” in the Subject line and address the letter (PDF or .docx file preferred) to Judd Greenstein, informing him how this barrier affects you from applying to his residency. The letter should not exceed 200-words. The deadline to request an application waiver is noon on Friday, September 9, 2022. All letters received after the September 9 deadline will not be accepted. Once approved by Judd Greenstein we will send instructions on how to proceed with the application process.

Residency Dates: Sunday, February 12 to March 4, 2023
Application Deadline: Sunday, September 18, 2022, at 11:59 PM EST

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

Residency Statement:
As easy as most comics can be to read and enjoy, the form employs a sophisticated range of multimedia storytelling tools. I will help you exploit the narrative real-estate of the blank page while yielding to the collaborative virtues of words and pictures where the image is text, too.

Clear sequential storytelling is the skeleton key to successfully dramatize and communicate your ideas. This residency will challenge you to think in pictures, draw narratives, and expand your current ability to serve the story.

I’m looking for creators intent on both writing and drawing their own stories and committed to scrutinizing storytelling potential.

Your stories can be fiction or non-fiction as long as they're emotionally true. Creators will benefit most if they can bring the first draft in an editable form to the residency. This could be in typed screenplay format, though I favor hand-drawn thumbnail layouts that include text and images, drawn legibly so others can read and offer comments. In this form, we can discuss plot, narrative intent, scene breakdowns, and labor over layouts before diving into the finished artwork.

Application Requirements:

• a short half-page biography.

• a short half-page personal statement: a brief essay on topics such as why you make sequential art, what inspires you, where you started, where do you want to take it, and so on. Please include your particular interest in comics/cartooning and a brief description of the type of work you intend to do in the future.

• what do you hope to get out of this residency?

Work samples:

Basically, one complete story in the range of 5-10 pages showing me that you know the basics of storytelling, drawing, and comics layout. A low-rez PDF is preferred. Low-rez jpegs are cool, too.


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

Application fee: $25
If you have any questions or problems submitting, visit the ACA's How to Apply page.

Residency Dates: Sunday, February 12 to March 4, 2023 

Application Deadline: Sunday, September 18, 2022, at 11:59 PM EST  

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

Residency Statement:

I would like to work with multidisciplinary artists who labor publicly with a sense of urgency, with visionary artists who understand the prophetic aspect of their performative public practices as they ethically engage in creating a culture of consciousness—one project at a time. I welcome artists who mix the poetic with the political, the meditative with activism; silence and sound, stillness and movement. I seek artists who engage unapologetically in ambitiously complex social practices, pursuing research in decolonization processes & human rights, feminist, gender & queer critiques, ecological restoration & organic food production; with artists engaged in long-term works resulting in a wide range of profound empathic manifestations: from intimate healing gestures that are completely ephemeral, to large-scale public performances as cathartic portraits of societies; or hybrid gardens of natives, ornamentals & edibles that support regional nutritional sovereignty. The artist as a gardener of awareness. A savage future awaits and we need to rewild ourselves in order to become creatively instinctive and thus resilient, understanding that the history of art (if not of humanity) is about to be rewritten by the current crisis of democracy in the context of climate change.

Residency Logistics

My three-week residency will start with a five-day immersive seminar consisting of daily exercises that explore the psychic archaeology of the creative process of each participant, bonding the group. This will be followed by two weeks of generous curatorial consultations through mostly individual appointments about their new and/or ongoing projects. The focus of this residency will be on clarifying & sharpening the making processes which the participants bring into our safe space.


Application Requirements:

(All texts in .doc, .docx or .pdf form)

1. One-page (or less) autobiographical personal account

2. One-page (or less) narrative of your professional practice evolution

3. One-page (or less) proposal of the project you wish to work on during the residency

4. 12 images (.jpgs) with their titles, dates, materials & dimensions (if applicable)

5. Link(s) to your website(s) and/or online videos


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

Application fee: $25
If you have any questions or problems submitting, visit the ACA's How to Apply page

Residency Dates: Sunday, May 14 to June 3, 2023
Application Deadline: Sunday, December 4, 2022, at 11:59 PM EST
To read the full Mentoring Artist-in-Residence page about this program and its financial aid information, click here.

Residency Statement:

Ours will be a residency for writers already hard at work on a project, but who currently feel creatively stifled or somewhat “stuck” in terms of how to proceed. Residency participants should be prepared to break away from any preconceived or prescriptive notions about how to write, and instead be willing to engage with informed, constructive feedback that will likely take their work in wildly new, creative directions. In order to make your time at ACA as aesthetically enriching and productive as possible, not only will I meet with each of you individually, but we’ll also spend our collective time together plumbing the depths of form and content, experimentation, and literary tradition, so that the work you generate will be bold, exciting, and uniquely your own.


Application Requirements:

-Submit a writing sample of approximately 10-12 pages

-Either a 250-word bio or a creative CV/resume

-A personal statement of up to 300 words describing your literary influences and aspirations, as well as what you hope to achieve during the residency.


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

Application fee: $25
If you have any questions or problems submitting, visit the ACA's How to Apply page 

Residency Dates: Sunday, May 14 to June 3, 2023
Application Deadline: Sunday, December 4, 2022, at 11:59 PM EST
To read the full Mentoring Artist-in-Residence page about this program and its financial aid information, click here.

Residency Statement:
I’m looking for artists who are working in film, video, writing, or photography who have an understanding of their practice and their process, and who are either looking to edit a project in process, shoot and make while at the residency, write poems every day or a little bit of all of that.  I want you to be ready to share works in progress, share ideas, respond to the landscape, and be ready to hit the ground running.  I’d like to meet one on one in studio visits, nothing too formal, and to meet as a group to talk and visit and critique work.

 
Application Requirements:
-Bio/CV

-One page proposal of what you’d like to work on while at the residency

-Up to 15 minutes of Film/Video samples (if necessary)

-10-15 images of photo-based work (if necessary)

-5-10 pages of writing samples

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

Application fee: $25
If you have any questions or problems submitting, visit the ACA's How to Apply page 

Residency Dates: Sunday, October 8 to 28, 2023
Application Deadline: Sunday, May 7, 2023, at 11:59 PM EST
To read the full Mentoring Artist-in-Residence page about this program and its financial aid information, click here.

Residency Statement:

I am interested in working with dedicated, imaginative, curious musicians working in any genre. Applicants should be interested in expanding their creative practice through discussions, workshops, masterclasses, and lots of unstructured creative time. Through these activities, we will foster community, develop skills and language with which to talk about our work and the work of our peers, and will discuss the broader cultural context of our art-making.

Application Requirements:
• Letter of Intent: please include residency goals, current approach, and musical interests. You may also include non-musical interests or inspirations (optional). (.doc, .docx, .pdf file)

• Short Bio (.doc, .docx, .pdf file)

• Musical samples, 10 to 15 minutes total (.mp3 file(s))

• 1 or 2 musical scores, if these are relevant to your creative process (optional) (.pdf)

Residency Fee:

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

Application fee: $25

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

Residency Dates: Sunday, October 8 to 28, 2023
Application Deadline: Sunday, May 7, 2023, at 11:59 PM EST
To read the full Mentoring Artist-in-Residence page about this program and its financial aid information, click here.

Residency Statement:
In this life. In this particular black body, my artistic practice is inextricably tied to my spiritual practice. I am actively exploring elements of myth, folklore, history, and narratives that use the imagination as the entry point to themes of recovery, resistance, and transformation through the mediums of live and immersive performance as well as experimental film and video.  My practice is grounded in the belief that the crafting of performance, ritual, immersive experiences and transgressive pedagogy can be used as a technology to facilitate new ways of existing within and beyond oppressive paradigms.

This residency will be a generative process for the artists involved.  Artists will be guided through creative prompts and approaches that incorporate everything from personal narrative, history, archival work, and speculative fiction in order to create a performance/narrative text that can exist in either a live or digital format.


Application Requirements:
While the focus of the residence will be on the creation of a dramatic performance text.  Applicants are welcome to submit a 15-20 page writing sample that incorporates any literary medium (poetry, fiction, non-fiction prose, essay, one-act, or full-length play samples.)

Residency Fee:

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

Application fee: $25

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

Residency Dates: Sunday, October 8 to 28, 2023
Application Deadline: Sunday, May 7, 2023, at 11:59 PM EST
To read the full Mentoring Artist-in-Residence page about this program and its financial aid information, click here.

Residency Statement:
Art has the power to make visible that which too often goes unseen and unacknowledged. As a multidisciplinary artist, I am committed to making artwork that has a profound impact on viewers’ understanding—both intellectual and emotional.
I’m looking to mentor and work with visual artists that combine disciplines within their practice.
The 3 week engagement will also include a workshop that will address strategies to advance your creative practice.  

Application Requirements:
Your materials may be submitted in any of the following file formats; jpeg, .doc, .docx, .pdf). Please, no more than 5 mb per file.
To be considered, please include the following items…

- CV (no more than 3-pages)
- A short (400-800 words) letter of intent. What you would like to do during the residency.
-What are your current goals as an artist? (400-600 words)
- List 2-5 Prior projects description and documentation (websites, etc.). Submit links in a  
separate document. State your role in the project.
- Send up to 10 images (.jpg)  and/or up to 10 minutes of online video - Please include separate
document with links to online work (YouTube, Vimeo, web site, etc.) (.doc, .docx, .pdf)
Please include an image description sheet for slides.

Residency Fee:

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

Application fee: $25

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

Residency Dates: February 11 – March 18, 2023
Application Deadline: June 30, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST
Notification of Acceptance: August 1, 2022

To read about the inception and history of the ACA Soundscape Field Station, click here.

Residency Statement:

The goal for each artist-in-residence at the ACA Soundscape Field Station is to find innovative approaches that help preserve a healthy and balanced soundscape for current and future generations. This program invites sound artists, musicians, composers, field recordists, and soundscape researchers to live and work in Doris Leeper’s historic home in Canaveral National Seashore for 4-5 weeks.  Doris ‘Doc’ Leeper was the founder of Atlantic Center for the Arts and was instrumental in the establishment of Canaveral National Seashore as a National Park in 1975.
Canaveral National Seashore is an ideal location for soundscape work due to its protected location on the east-central coast of Florida. The park contains 58,000 acres of barrier island, open lagoon, coastal hammock, pine flatwoods, and offshore waters, representing an excellent example of a relatively stable barrier beach backed by a productive lagoon system. This stretch of land is known as one of the darkest spots on the east coast of Florida and is the control for darkness studies on sea turtle disorientation. The ACA Soundscape Field Station at  Canaveral National Seashore offers a unique opportunity for artists to contribute to the public understanding and appreciation of Canaveral  National Seashore.

Application Requirements:

  • Artist Statement (250-word max.)
  • Letter of Intent that addresses the following questions (750-word max.):
        - What interests you about applying for a residency at Canaveral National Seashore?
        - What do you hope to gain from this experience?
        - How does the proposed project relate to the goals of this residency program? This residency is designed for new creative works. If you have a work-in-progress, please explain how it will be furthered or completed at this program. Please note the requirement for donation of a creative work, below.
    - Community outreach is a major part of this residency. How do you envision your work presented to the public?

               - Include any special needs that you will require from ACA.  

  • Description of the proposed project (500-word max.), including 5 images (sketches, drawing, pictures, etc.), or 5 audio files (no more than 5 minutes long), or 5 video files (no more than 5 minutes long), or a combination of the different formats, but no more than 5 files in total.
  • CV (no longer than one page), examples of previous work (no more than 10 files in any format and no longer than 5 minutes in duration), and a link to your website.



- Your materials may be submitted in any of the following common file formats; .pdf, .jpg, .mp4, .mov, .mp3. If your combined files exceed 25 MB, please organize them in one discrete folder shared on dropbox or google drive and send the link with permission to download your submissions.

- Artists must provide their own creative materials and A/V gear. ACA staff will work to provide venues, community partners, and promotion of your donated creative work. It may be possible for ACA to supply in-house sound systems, TV monitor, and select gallery items for exhibitions, artist talks, and indoor public presentations.
- Artists and/or scientists applying as a team (up to 4 people) may submit one joint application.

Application fee: $25

Outreach & Donations
Community engagement is key to the success of this program. It is vital for artists to use this residency for environmental and arts advocacy that connects youth and adults to the goals of the ACA Soundscape Field Station at  Canaveral National Seashore. These engagement activities contribute to the public understanding and appreciation of Canaveral National Seashore, offering an opportunity to experience the park in new ways.  Each resident is required to volunteer at least 6 hours each week to interact with park visitors and facilitate community outreach. This community outreach will be a collaborative effort with Atlantic Center for the Arts (ACA) and Canaveral National Seashore (CANA) staff.
In a continuing effort to offer interpretive programs to the public, artists are asked to donate a tangible creative work produced at the residency. These works may take the form of exhibitions, digital recordings, site-specific installations, performances, slide lectures, visitor center resources, or video documentation. The artist maintains the copyright to the creative work and agrees to grant permission to ACA and CANA to use and publish (including  CANA website) for the purposes of interpretation, exhibits, and education. This donation does not include mechanical rights to reproduce or distribute the creative work for profit without written permission from the artist. Any creative works used by ACA and CANA will include the language: “This creative work was produced under the Atlantic Center for the Arts artist-in-residence program at Canaveral National  Seashore.”
Curation
The selection process is managed by Atlantic Center for the Arts and Canaveral National Seashore. This committee will select one applicant per residency* to live and work on-site at Canaveral National Seashore Apollo Beach for up to 5 weeks. Selections will be made based on merit and how an artist’s work can advance the mission and goals of the ACA Soundscape Field Station at Canaveral National Seashore.
Committee Members:
Eve Payor, ACA Director of Community Programs
Ivan Riascos, ACA Residency Director
Laura Henning, Chief of Interpretation at Canaveral National Seashore
Dr. Nathan Wolek, Professor of Creative Arts, Stetson University
The curation committee will treat all applicants fairly, regardless of race, religion, sex, disability, national origin, age, or marital status.
* it is possible to house more than one artist per residency if the team is working towards the same goal. We encourage cross-collaboration between artists and scientific researchers.
Stipend
Each residency will offer an artist stipend of $2400 for a full 5-week program. If the artist prefers a shorter stay, the stipend is pro-rated. On request, ACA staff will provide letters of support to the chosen artist for additional funding to be used for the program (transportation, artist gear, etc.).
Food
Each residency will offer an additional food stipend of $50 per day. The nearest grocery store is 15 minutes driving time from the park. The kitchen of the Leeper House contains a refrigerator, microwave, oven,  stove, and basic accessories.
Housing
Canaveral National Seashore manages and maintains the Leeper House,  located at Eldora in Apollo Beach). This is a fully furnished historic home on a remote stretch of wilderness near the Eldora State House and public trails. The house is climate controlled, and ADA compliant.  Housekeeping will occur at the beginning and end of the residency.  Artists are responsible for bringing trash bags to designated locations in the park. If the Leeper House is unavailable for any reason, artists will be offered accommodation at ACA main campus (1414 Art Center Ave., New Smyrna Beach) with 24-hour access to Canaveral National Seashore for creative purposes.
Laundry
Bed and bath linens are provided. Laundry facilities are located at the maintenance facility in the park.
Internet
The Leeper House is in a remote wilderness area of Canaveral National  Seashore. There is cell phone reception, but no cable internet. It is recommended to use your phone data as a hotspot for wifi inside the house. Wifi is offered by the park at the Visitor’s Center.
Access
Canaveral National Seashore Apollo Beach is accessible from New Smyrna  Beach via US Hwy 1. The closest airport is Daytona Beach (DAB), 45 minutes driving time, or Orlando International (MCO), 90-120 minutes driving time. Artists are responsible for transportation to the National  Park and throughout their stay at the residency program. ACA staff can assist with short distance transportation while in residence. Please inquire with the ACA Director of Community Programs, Eve Payor at epayor@atlanticcenterforthearts.org
All artists-in-residence will have 24-hour access to Canaveral National Seashore at the Apollo Beach north entrance.
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