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, May 16 to June 5, 2021
Application Deadline: Sunday, December 6, 2020, 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 open to artists working in any medium or discipline who aren’t afraid to experiment and try something new. 

The structure for the 3 weeks will be open-ended and informal.

I’d like to find people who are hungry for an opportunity to step out of their normal every day and work with an uninterrupted focus in the company of fellow artists.  

There will be time for work, group discussions, private meetings, and lots of casual conversation.

Come to the residency with a few projects in mind and expect to leave with at least one completed for a showing on the final day of the workshop. 


Application Requirements

- C.V. / resume.

- A short letter of intent describing your influences and interests as well as what you’re currently working on.

- 15 images of current work or 15 minutes of video.  

- Also, include a link to your website if you have one in the Letter of Intent. 

Your materials may be submitted in .jpg, .doc, .docx, .PDF or as a Vimeo link. No more than 5 mb per file. 


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 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, May 16 to June 5, 2021
Application Deadline: Sunday, December 6, 2020 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 am looking to work with other writers of performance text who are exploring - or who deeply want to explore - intuitive working modes that uncover new narrative structures, through an emphasis on detail, texture, pattern, process, imagery, spatial awareness, and alternate ways of knowing. If your practice of live-performance-making is characterized by a marked disregard for the ‘right’ way of writing or making, then I would encourage you to please apply for this residency! We will be questioning the rules and our obedience to them. We will be multiplying the possibilities of meaning and our ways of making it. If you are given to combining text-writing with other procedures of expression – including visual/audio modalities, movement forms, ritual technologies, or activism, whether you are ‘good at’ them or not - even better! We will convene each day at tea-time (4pm), and by 4:30 we will enter into a group creative space that can include instruction, individual presentation, feedback, discussion, brainstorming, meditation, and definitely problem-making, until dinner hour. 

Application Requirements

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

In your Letter of Intent, please tell me about your influences and interests. If you have a chip on your shoulder when it comes to any aspect of your practice or the landscape in which your practice lives, tell me about that also. Please include a twenty-page performance writing sample and a sample from one other aspect of your practice, at which you do not need to be skilled necessarily. If you have any video samples of live performances of your work, I would like to take a brief (5-10 minutes total) look at them.  

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 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, May 16 to  June 5, 2021
Application Deadline: Sunday, December 6, 2020 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 a group of composers and sound artists of both acoustic and electroacoustic mediums who want to dig deep into our shared and individual practices by exploring working methods, aesthetics, craft, and modes of presentation.

I am particularly interested in exploring the relationships between other media and stimuli and working with sound. How do our external influences and collaborators influence our making? What are our roles in our community and ecosystem?  How do we choose to deliver our intentions? And most importantly, why are we making/composing sound now?

Artists of all styles/genres are encouraged to apply. The more diverse our community, the richer our mutual learning will be!

Application Requirements:

  • CV/Resumé
  • Letter of Intent describing who you are, why you are interested in this residency, and what you hope to explore (questions, concepts, projects, etc.) during our time together.
  • 2-3 work samples (PDFS, links to streamable audio/visual media, as appropriate to your practice).


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 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 27 to July 17, 2021
Application Deadline: Sunday, January 17, 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

The primary goal of this residency will be to explore the concept of community in the imagining, realization, and diffusion of music through inclusive experimentation and intensive collaboration. Artists working with sound in any capacity are welcome to apply, as long as they have a desire to transform and combine their existing practices and experiences with those of others, including all Associate Artists and the Atlantic Center for the Arts community at large. 

Application Requirements

  • A one-page bio;
  • A letter of intent that addresses applicant’s past collaborative endeavors and community-oriented artistic aspirations;
  • Electronic links to 3 sharable (no download or login requirements) samples of recent works in whatever format(s) deemed pertinent to your practice.


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 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 27 to July 17, 2021
Application Deadline: Sunday, January 17, 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

Carol Becker: The New Now

Today we are living in a society that has been turned in on itself. A New Yorker a writer called our time, “The New Different.”  I am calling it the New Now. And in this world, that must take seriously how we are already altered by this pandemic, we can ask what will be the role of artists? Will it be the same or different, if essential then how?  

I am interested in artists who think about such things and who make work about such things and are interested in where and how art and they fit into society––now and into the future. 

Because our present condition speaks to the imbalances of our physical world, we will need art that operates on many levels–– I am interested in it all: art that speaks to climate change and the fragility of humans and the planet, art that touches the unconscious, art that reminds us that nature and beauty can be healing, art that understands that we are complex beings who understand ourselves and our identities in very distinct ways. All such work, if done effectively has impact.

At present we have to consider what does it mean that while we humans are stopped or paused, the planet is regenerating. Our absence helps other species to live more healthfully. How can we, the collective, talk about the new life we should be considering, as we observe how a greater balance is achieved when we are no longer able to pollute the world to such an extent.

I would like to bring together a group of artists who take their role in society, seriously and who are interested in the complexity of our present condition and want to discuss it and approach it in original ways, in their work.

There is no one type of media or practice that does this more successfully than others; there is only intention–– what artists are trying to accomplish. 

For the Associates, it would be excellent to have a group of artists and writers who would like to discuss this range of thinking, across different practices, whether in painting, film, installation, essays, memoir and so forth. The most important thing is that the work tries to address its relationship to a larger world outside itself, and has succeeded or failed in interesting ways.

There will be readings and discussion that will range from excerpts from the classics––writings by philosopher Hannah Arendt, The Human Condition, Simone Weil’s Gravity and Grace,  Buddhist teachings such as Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior, the poetry of William Blake, and works by thinkers such as Giorgio Agamben, Judith Butler, and Fred Moten.

I would also hope to welcome a mix of writers, artists, and thinkers working in multiple forms, so that feedback about the work crosses disciplines and orientations. A global, and diverse group if possible, would be ideal, since societies and cultures differ in how they understand the importance of contemporary art.


Application Requirements

For the application: I would like to see samples of work, enough to witness a trajectory of thought and I would like each person to write a short statement of intention that addresses how the time of the residency will be used and useful, how working in a retreat situation while coming together as a group for conversation and critique, will help the artist’s/writer’s practice. And I’d like to know how the world is looking to the applicant artist/writer/thinker today in this Covid-19 (and eventually post-Covid), climate changed world. 

1) A short clear statement on intent. It should be no longer than 4 pages and should explain a bit about your own history––who you are, what your work is about, how you would use the time of the residency, and why you would be interested in thinking together with such a group.

2) No more than 20 carefully selected images with brief explanations of media and scale for each.

3) If a video is submitted, it should be no more than 7 minutes in duration. It should also include a link to a pdf format.

4) If a writer is applying, then a one page summary of intent and a sample of writing that is no more than 20 pages and one or two more links to writing if appropriate.


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 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 27 to July 17, 2021
Application Deadline: Sunday, January 17, 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:
This residency is an opportunity for cartoonists/graphic novelists* to focus on their work and interact with accomplished peers. You may be ready to start a new piece, or come with a project that’s already underway. If you plan to come with work-in-progress, please bring work that is not so close to completion that you can’t benefit from critique or suggestion.
We will spend the earlier part of the day working on our projects and join later in the afternoon or evening for group discussion and critique. I’ll also meet regularly with individual artists.
* particularly “auteur” creators; those who are the author of both the images and textual elements of their work.

Application Requirements:
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.
 

  1. 3-5 complete comics stories (1-30 pages each) -or- a graphic novel/comic book plus one separate story, 1-15 pages in length). Please compile each story into a single .pdf (don’t submit loose pages).
  2. 2-5 examples of non-comics work, such as painting, sculpture, film, short stories, music, manifestos, performance, academic articles, photography, journalism, etc.
  3. a one-page CV
  4. a one-page description of who you are and how you hope this residency will help you.

Accepted artists should bring the drawing tools they prefer. Please also bring a blank 5” x 7” sketchbook, a laptop, and a camera or other device with which you can take photographs. Bring examples of previous work (printed or projectable).


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 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 10 to 30, 2021
Application Deadline: Sunday, May 9, 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

Dear Artists –

It’s August 2020, six months into lockdown, and we’re planning the ACA Residency for October 2021, huh? Oh, my goodness, what a lot of optimists we have here! Care to join us? 

You are invited to apply for this residency if your work intersects with, is an evolutionary step for, or explodes -- Poetry. Maybe you’re at a place with your work where you’re not even sure if it is poetry/prose/theater/film. Or maybe you find yourself searching for inspiration, but the poem will just not reveal itself. Or you need a push to collect a universe of scattered writings into a book. Perhaps it’s a performance? These are the kind of so-called problems that we will deal with, step-by-step, developing ease, confidence, and a working practice.

I guarantee you a space where it is safe to take risks. I guarantee you an environment where language is nutritious, delicious. Interactions good-humored and human and inspiring art rather than bogged down critiquing it. And I guarantee you that the poems you write here will come from all directions and when you least expect them. IOW, you will develop as an artist, so when it’s over, you have a new beginning.


Application Requirements

Please send up to five poems, no more than ten pages. If writing is not poetry, ten pages. In your letter, please include where you were born, where you currently live, and where you're from. This could be one, two or three different places. "Where you're from" is a geographical site, but I'd also like to hear "where you're from" in your artistic practice: who are your influences, what is your lineage (if any), who are you reading, not just poetry. What do you think about "performance/public reading"? is another thing you could mention. Thank you! I'm looking forward to reading your work and letter.  

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 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 10 to 30, 2021
Application Deadline: Sunday, May 9, 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 am an interdisciplinary artist, working in a number of different mediums such as performance art, murals, visual art, spoken word, film, photography, music, installation, and conceptual works. A conducive concept that exists in all mediums is the power of presence. This denotes subject, application, process, and even how these things are informed. The excitement of different mediums allows for critical thought in how to present these things. I believe this process can exist in a single medium, or across mediums, but is always meant to enrich the artist and practice while challenging viewers. One of my main mediums, Performance Art, allows consideration in subject, visuals, installation, film, spoken word, timing, and well beyond.

For the residency, we will meet as a group the discuss work, listen to others in presenting, critiquing, and observing practices and concepts. This is not beholden to a specific medium, but to the broader concept of artistic practices. Critiques are meant to be constructive, but honest, supportive, and above all else, respectful. Sharing is important together, and these things will contribute to working together as well as working independently. Residents will help inform the work that is done together or individually as we push one another.

My hope is to work with other artists with the desire to think critically about their own practice, finding inspiration in other artists, mediums, or other ideas. Challenging each other to rise to the occasion of creating incredible work, with the power and motivation to create more beyond the 3-week residency. Above all else, my hope is to drop ego, spend time together, and inspire one another through shared ideas and space.

Application Requirements:
1. Bio and CV

2. On page description of your project or current practice

3. Statement of intent for the residency that may or may not apply specifically to the project or current practice as listed above.

4. 10 images (each listing name, medium, and year)

5. (Optional) Video no more than 10 minutes from an online link (YouTube, Vimeo, website, etc.)

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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