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 December 2, 2018$25.00
$25.00

Residency Dates: Sunday, May 12 - Saturday, June 1, 2019
Application Deadline: Sunday, December 2, 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.

Project Proposal

Fortress / Belvedere

During this residency at ACA, I will be developing Fortress / Belvedere, a multidisciplinary cinematic, time-based installation. I am currently (2018) in the research/conceptual stage of the project, so this residency will provide the first opportunity to investigate these ideas through a lab process in a physical space. I look forward to exploring the possibilities of Fortress / Belvedere with Associate Artists from a range of disciplines.

Fortress / Belvedere will be a time-based installation with video projection and objects, and possibly performance or mechanical elements. Fortress / Belvedere is an investigation and meditation on ideas of fortresses, hedges, walled cities, citadels, software, and other physical and imagined defenses, created in anticipation of protection from an enemy or to keep one’s self hidden.

This past winter, I read the WG Sebald’s deeply moving novel Austerlitz. In Austerlitz, both the novel’s main character (Jacques Austerlitz) and the novel’s narrator, take long digressions on the subject of fortresses, defenses, moats. As, said Austerlitz, 

“Yet, he said, it is often our mightiest projects that most obviously betray the degree of our insecurity.  The construction of fortification, for instance…clearly showed how we feel obliged to keep surrounding ourselves with defenses, built in successive phases as a precaution against any incursion by enemy powers, until the idea of concentric rings making their way steadily outward comes up against its natural limits…

…At the most we gaze at it in wonder (at these fortifications), a kind of wonder which in itself is a form of dawning horror, for somehow, we know by instinct that outsize building cast the shadow of their own destruction before them and are designed from the first with eye to their later existence as ruins….”

A parallel concept that I’ve been interested in is the centuries old idea of the “belvedere”, or beautiful view. The word “belvedere” was used to refer to buildings located on a hill, lake, or other natural wonder, to take advantage of beautiful views, or to the architectural elements used to frame these views.

This idea of the belvedere was taken further in Victorian era, when private gardens were created as “natural” fortresses and outdoor parlors, surrounded by hedges, creating spaces that were private and away from the world. Windows or openings were cut into the hedges to frame only particular views beyond the garden’s walls, framing only the parts of the world for that the inhabitants wanted to see. 

Together, these related ideas will be the start for our research, object and video explorations, sound experiments, and, possibly, field trips to local forts. I have no idea where this will go but I think it’s fertile ground to start from. Perhaps we’ll make simulated fortresses out of natural materials, or tiny fortresses of handmade bricks or wax, or a fortress of sound, or ? 

I’m interested in working with anyone who is intrigued by this subject matter and these practices and enjoys working in a process-based art-making laboratory environment. Artists from all art practices welcome ---visual, sound, moving image, performance, research---creative technologists and/or mechanical wizards---anyone who thinks that their skills and aesthetic impulses might be the right match for this project. I’m confident that there will be some fluidity/ blurring the roles on this project, so that we can all work together to solve the technical and aesthetic problems that will inevitably arise as we approach the work at this developmental stage.

In addition to your collaboration on Fortress/Belvedere, I would like to invite Associate Artists to bring their own projects to develop. A portion of the workday will be reserved for your work, whether it is in the research stage, building, recording, filming, writing, etc. I will be available to dialogue with Associate Artists about your works in-progress and assist you in any way that is appropriate to the work. It is not a requirement to bring a project, but I strongly urge you to do so if this interests you. We will also meet as a group midway and at the end to discuss your work.

Application Requirements

Your materials may be submitted in any of the following file formats; .doc, .docx, .pdf, .jpg.

Please, no more than 5 mb per file.

To be considered, please include the following items...

1. A letter stating your interest in the project, including a brief artist statement or description of your practice.

2. CV

3. Narrative Bio

4. Brief description of your proposed project

5. Link to website or other documentation that provides an introduction to your work.

6. Anything else that you think will help me to understand who you are. 

 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 December 2, 2018$25.00
$25.00

Residency Dates: Sunday, May 12 - Saturday, June 1, 2019
Application Deadline: Sunday, December 2, 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 welcome all approaches to music in the Associates’ artistic practice. We will investigate how to best communicate the ideas of a composer, sound artist, musician, and/or improviser, to emphasize the impulse of music, while striving to create work that balances the heart, the hand, and the mind. Our shared experiences will be critical in working together to further develop individual pieces as well as our overall view of music. Scores, recordings, and live performance can all be part of our discussion. I look forward to an open, creative environment that encourages frank discussion and collaboration. Our work will depend largely on the Associates, but will likely include everything from the collaboration of composers and performers, the nuts and bolts of notating electronics, combining composition and improvisation, to more universal subjects of creativity and music in our lives.
 

Prospective Associates should send:
A bio (one page maximum, PDF)
A statement of any specific goals or interests related to the residency (PDF)
 

2 recorded work samples (MP3)
With accompanying scores if appropriate (PDF)
or a statement about the approach to the work (PDF).
Please list the performers, date of composition, date of performance, and recording conditions (studio, live concert, etc.).

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 in-Residence Details page.

Application fee: $25

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

Ends on December 2, 2018$25.00
$25.00

Residency Dates: Sunday, May 12 - Saturday, June 1, 2019
Application Deadline: Sunday, December 2, 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’m interested in working with anyone who has a story to tell and who also has some experience doing this in the theatre, TV, film or prose. During our morning sessions together, we will review the basic elements of story so that we all have a common language, and then discuss how those elements apply to the play, A Streetcar Named Desire. As you present your own original story to the group, we will support you in puzzling out the underlying conflict, illuminating the characters, uncovering your deeply held beliefs and creating a vivid map of your story. You will have time on your own in the afternoons and evenings to develop your ideas further and write deeper into the work.  We’ll come together to present our work to one another and continue mapping out the structure of the overall work.  The idea is to be familiar with the landscape of your story by the end of the three weeks and to have a clear idea of where to dig.

Application Requirements:

Applicants should submit a writing sample of no more than 10 pages of either fiction or poetry, along with a bio or resume and a personal statement describing what you hope to accomplish during this residency. (.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 January 20, 2019$25.00
$25.00

Residency Dates: Sunday, June 23 - Saturday, July 13, 2019
Application Deadline: Sunday, January 20, 2019 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 write novels, short stories, essays, comics, and screenplays. And no matter the medium, I play around in different genres (ranging from literary to horror to sci-fi to crime to fantasy to spandexed superheroes punching each other). My approach to teaching is similarly slipstream. I might supply a passage from Alice Munro alongside a clip from The Untouchables alongside an excerpt from Detective Comics to illustrate how their techniques are the same. One of the things I love about ACA is how it brings people from different artistic disciplines together (so that a sculptor might have dinner and trade ideas with a dancer). I think our group can capture the spirit of the place. Let's come together as a group, a writers' room -- all of us working on novels or short stories or memoirs or screenplays or even a graphic novel or comic -- all of us with different skill sets. And let's try, through generative exercises and encouraging discussion, to iron out plot points and figure out a character's motivation and build suspenseful sequences and take our projects to the next level. I don't care if you're starting a novel -- or you're halfway through a screenplay -- or you're finished with the first draft of your memoir. Just come ready to write your brains out.

Application Requirements:

Submit a ten to fifteen-page sample of your work. Along with a statement about what you hope to work on during the residency.   (.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
 

Residency Dates: Sunday, June 23 - Saturday, July 13, 2019
Application Deadline: Sunday, January 20, 2019 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:

Art making, critique, and interpretation are the focus of this interdisciplinary studio residency. Through group and individual meetings, we will address a range of interpretive methods and experimental modes of analysis and meaning construction. We will explore histories and the cultural ideas that are shaping our work, and examine how they can inform making, meaning, display, and distribution. 

Application Requirement:

(Your materials may be submitted in any of the following file formats; .doc, .docx, .pdf, .jpg. Please, no more than 5 mb per file).

1. 10 images
2. a one-page CV
3. a 100-word paragraph of intent demonstrating an applicant’s willingness to explore and to experiment in the studio. 


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
 

Residency Dates: Sunday, June 23 - Saturday, July 13, 2019
Application Deadline: Sunday, January 20, 2019 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’m excited to share time with associates in the following ways: 1) having conversations about the compositional process, developing one’s own voice, working with narrative, Afrofuturism and/or interdisciplinary projects; 2) facilitating a creative music ensemble where associates are invited to improvise and/or compose while receiving feedback; 3) meeting together to discuss each other’s work-in-process. 

Application Requirements 

1. Letter of Intent: please include artistic interests, musical focus, residency goals, and instrument(s) you play (pdf)
2. a one-page bio (pdf)
3. Music samples up to 15 minutes total (mp3) May include link to video documentation of performance.
4. One to two musical scores or lead sheets (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 in-Residence Details page.

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

Ends on May 12, 2019$25.00
$25.00

Residency Dates: Sunday, October 13 - November 2, 2019
Application Deadline: Sunday, May 12, 2019 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 

Technique and craft are elements necessary for construction of fine poems, but music and soul are also crucial to the realization of poetry.  I see this residency and workshop as a place to explore the how and why of poetry, to move beyond the most obvious toward a mysterious and meaningful sense of craft through discussion and writing. And maybe while we’re at it we’ll try song making directly or try performing with music.

Application Requirements

Applicants should send 10 pages of poetry, resume and letter of intent.  In the letter of intent, applicants should list their favorite three poems by poets who changed their way of knowing the world and say something about why these poets/poems matter. And something about where they came from and how it shaped their sense of poetry. (.doc, .docx, .pdf)
 

  1. a brief personal bio (.doc, .docx, .pdf)
  2. a CV (.doc, .docx, .pdf)
  3. a short statement about how you may want to utilize the three weeks of the residency
  4. not more than 15 images of current work (.jpg or .pdf, no more than 10 mb each)

 Please include a link to your website if you have one.
 

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 12, 2019$25.00
$25.00

Residency Dates: Sunday, October 13 - November 2, 2019
Application Deadline: Sunday, May 12, 2019 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

  “A good artist lets his intuition lead him wherever it wants” – Lao Tsu

Intuition, inspiration and inner vision are fundamental and abundant sources not only for creating art but also in knowing ourselves.  But we often overlook or dismiss these impulses as we pass through this fast-moving world.  Together we will seek to identify and explore the creative impulses that lie within each of us for use in our personal and creative endeavors.

I want to know what inspires you, what your dreams and concerns are —what ideas you have for current and future projects.  How can you create even more room for inspiration and intuition in your creative process?  I look forward to working with you and sharing my creative thought process with you.

Come with an open mind, enjoy the environment and genuinely connect with yourself and others.  Through self-reflection, research and engaging with others in the environment, we will begin developing new creative ideas and works from multiple genres including writing, drawing, painting, photography, media, installation, and performance.  My program is open to all levels in all disciplines.

I anticipate that a renewed and revitalized awareness of what inspires you will arise from our interactions and that this will lead us to apply our passion and vision for art in ways that we have never imagined. Success is a journey, not a destination.  Art is a life-long Process.

Application Requirements


  1. a letter of intent (includes motivation, interests, topics and concerns to      be considered during residency and expectation)
  2. a brief narrative personal bio
  3. CV (maximum 3 pages)
  4. 20 images of work with list (jpg or pdf, less than 2 mb each) and/ or a link      to a short video. As well as a link to a website if you have one.


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
 

Residency Dates: Sunday, October 13 - November 2, 2019
Application Deadline: Sunday, May 12, 2019 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 

Although my music is instrumental, most of the music I produce is Singer Songwriter, Country, Pop, Rock gospel, contemporary Christian etc., all genres are welcome to apply. 

We will meet both individually and as a group to exchange ideas and discuss issues related to creativity, including performance, imagination, individuality, collaboration and craft. 

We will have recording equipment available to record your work. I will share my music production process, from mics and effects, to building tracks that move the listener. 

(FYI – ACA has a drum kit and 2 baby grand pianos. Contact ACA for more details.)

Application Requirements 

1. A Letter of Intent; please include your residency goals, artistic interests, musical focus and instrument(s) you play. Please also indicate your level of experience with music technology (not for selection purposes). (.doc, .docx, .pdf) 

2. a brief biography (one-page max) 

3. Please submit up to 15 minutes (total) recordings/video of works – or clearly indicated excerpts of works. (.mp3, .mp4) And one or two scores or lead sheets if available (.jpg, .pdf). You can also include links to videos on YouTube, Vimeo or your personal web site. (.doc, .docx, .pdf) Please note – no one file can be larger than 10MB.


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
 

Atlantic Center for the Arts