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.

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Residency Dates: Sunday, October 06, 2024 - Saturday, October 26, 2024

Application Deadline: Sunday, May 05, 2024, at 11:59 PM EST

Residency Statement
As a cohort of purpose-led makers, we will discuss the many crossovers and differences between art and design. We will identify how our individual practices exist and work on that spectrum. We will discuss existing projects and projects in the making, to push meaning, connect materials, explore aesthetics and increase impact. We will connect through optional, daily, yoga-based breath and movement exercises as a way to steep our bodies into our making minds. And we will also stay open to the potential of initiating a collaborative project together while onsite at ACA. 

The best candidate for this residency would be either an artist looking to amplify the impact of their work’s purpose or a designer looking to use their purpose centered process to make art. I realize most of you are likely both artist and designer, but that there is a special fuel inside this fluidity that can be tapped into with deeper understanding.

This will be a low key, but very intentional residency. 

There are no prerequisites required.

Application Requirements

Candidates should provide a short bio and CV as well as a letter of interest as to why they are responding to the above residency description. Specifically addressing what they hope to take back to their studio, or how they hope to leave the residency more prepared to move their practice forward.

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Residency Dates: Sunday, October 6-Saturday, October 26, 2024
Application Deadline: Sunday, May 19, 2024, at 11:59 PM EST

Application Requirements 

  • 2-3 samples of work 3 minutes in length in MP3 or WAV format
  • Self portrait interpretation of what you look without looking in the mirror in JPG, PNG or TIF format

Residency Dates: Sunday, June 23-Saturday, July 13, 2024
Application Deadline: January 28, 2024, at 11:59 PM EST

Residency Statement:

The participants should have an embodied practice and be open to exploring gesture, image, text, and sound in a durational practice. They should be open to recombination and reconfiguring ideas. They should be generous to others and open to having their own ideas fall apart.

Application Requirements:

  • A bio (250 words max);
  • A letter of intent (500-750 words max or two pages);
  • No CV is required. Instead, applicants can detail 3 career accomplishments that they were most proud of OR 3 formative professional experiences.

Work Sample Requirements:

  • 5-10 minutes of video documentation total (the time can be spread across multiple pieces of work at the applicant's discretion);
  • OR 10-15 photographs; 
  • OR a combination of both (7 minutes of documentation max +10 photos max);
  • OR a writing sample or script excerpt


Residency Dates: Sunday, June 23-Saturday, July 13, 2024 

Application Deadline: Sunday, January 28, 2024, at 11:59 PM EST

Mentoring Artist Statement

This residency is intended to enhance your practice and your process. We will explore the depth of intercultural, intergenerational artistic exchange through the inclusion of varied interdisciplinary practices.  Applicants must be well technically trained and willing to explore improvisational work as the key to finding new discoveries in old approaches. 

Application Requirements 

- 1-page CV to include your most recent works with reference to your levels of ability and experience within your study and practice.

- Statement of intent describing why you will benefit most from this residency, your understanding of improvisation within the arts, and your artistic interests/influences 

- 2 work samples (excerpts or complete works) 

- Images in a PDF format,  Digital platform links acceptable (vimeo, YouTube, or SoundCloud etc.), works must not exceed 3 minutes in length.

- Optional support material: interdisciplinary works or collaborations. 


Residency Dates: Sunday, June 23-Saturday, July 13, 2024
Application Deadline: Sunday, January 28, 2024, at 11:59 PM EST

Residency Statement

I am interested in working with dedicated, imaginative, curious artists of all disciplines that want to explore complex narratives with their work.   Applicants should be interested in expanding their creative practice through collaborative discourses, creative writing, intimate studio exchanges and lots of unstructured creative time. Through these activities we will explore art making  as a social space for exchange.. We will dedicate time to listen to one another sharing stories and cultural perspectives to support  each participant’s works ability to address its urgent themes.  Collectively we will analyze and augment work by thinking  though and with external disciplinary lenses such  as cinema, literature, pop culture and critical theory. 

During the residency, we will seek to unpack a series of questions, including: 

  • How can we imbue our work with the deep feelings of love, joy, trauma and complexity we use to navigate our daily lives.
  • How can we use our work in ways more connected to our direct lived experiences?
  • How can we productively situate our  practice to the forces of media and cultural production ?
  • How can our work be a social sphere for exchange and story telling?
  • How can writing and visual art augment each other more generatively?
  • How can the act and material  making and remaking add meaning to the stories that move or motivation us?

Application Requirements

  • A brief bio that articulates CV highlights - 500 words or less
  • 15 images or up to 10 minutes of time-based work (can also be any combination of this, 1 image = 1 minute, ex: 5 images and 5 minutes of work)
  • A brief response addressing why would you like to attend this residency and what you might consider making during the time at ACA - 300 words or less

Residency Dates: Sunday, May 12-Saturday, June 1, 2024
Application Deadline: Sunday, December 10, 2023, at 11:59 PM EST

Residency Statement
My work is at the intersection of memory and collective storytelling, restorative justice and rejuvenation. I love the exploration of materials and its relationship to subject matter and “the process” as a substantive visual language. This residency lends itself to using the landscape, found and natural materials to create works of art and installations, as well as studio fabrication. I‘m very interested in evolving my visual arts practice to digital, sound and vibrational modalities. I seek to work with all disciplines of visual artists who have a strong studio practice, understand community and enjoy the ritual act of the handmade object. This residency provides an opportunity for individual and group exploration, critiques, discussions and field trips. We can use the landscape, surroundings and studios to create and expand our materiality, process and concepts through our collective experience. Work product can be ephemeral, temporal, permanent, object, installation, soundscape or site-specific -- let’s play, create and have fun. I believe the structure should be flexible and ask that participants arrive with an open mind and heart. 

Application Requirements 

  • CV / Resume
  • Letter of intent
  • Submit up to 20 work samples
  • Preferred website / weblinks

Residency Dates: Sunday, May 12-Saturday, June 1, 2024
Application Deadline: Sunday, December 10, 2023, at 11:59 PM EST
Residency Statement 

I would like to work with writers who are on the verge of change (within themselves and/or on their work). Writers of fiction, nonfiction, and narrative poetry are welcome. We will focus on generative exercises with the idea of making something whole during our time together. The second and third weeks will continue our generation of ideas but we will also focus on revision. We will form community. We will take time to think and take risks and meander toward new territory. We will consider our lives as writers. We will re-see and reconsider what we’ve already written. There will be an opportunity for individual conferences as needed or desired. 

Application Requirements 

  • CV / Resume
  • Submit a 10-15 page sample of your work 
  • Submit a one-page statement about your experience as a writer
  • Describe what you hope to accomplish during the residency

Application Deadline: Deadline: Friday, December 15, 2023, 11:59 PM 

Application Status: Friday, February 9, 2024

Atlantic Center for the Arts is committed to providing a platform for emerging, mid-career and established artists to present concepts that have been nurtured and developed during residencies through exhibitions programming. Through highlighting the work of Mentoring Artists and Associate Artist Alumni, we seek to advance dialogues and further develop relationships between artists, art practitioners, curators and cultural workers that have made ACA's dynamic arts community.


This call is open to curator-led and/or artist-led solo, duo or themed group exhibition proposals. The project lead is required to be a former Mentoring Artist or Associate Artist Alumni. Upon proposal acceptance, we will reach out with available exhibition dates. 

Complete applications will be acknowledged and receive application status by February 9, 2024. Incomplete packages will not be reviewed. Proposals sent by email will not be accepted.


Installation: Monday, July 29-Friday, August 2, 2024 

Exhibition Dates: Saturday, August 3-S October 26, 2024 

Public Reception: Friday, October 11, 2024, 5:00-7:00 PM

Additional Programming Available Pending Schedule Confirmation

The Atlantic Center for the Arts cordially invites all previous Associate Artists to participate in INFOBAHN Exhibition. This annual alumni show exhibits modern and contemporary visual art, literary arts, performing arts, and time-based works in digital format. Submissions are open to all past Associate Artists who have attended the residency program.

Please submit one artwork per artist or collective. We are accepting all artwork of all disciplines in digital format only. This includes visual, literary, performance, and time-based arts, and publications. All accepted submissions will be exhibited in the Pabst Gallery. Further information is included in the exhibition application.

Application Deadline: Friday, December 15, 2023 11:59 PM
Exhibition Dates: Saturday, February 10-Saturday, May 11, 2024
Reception: Friday, February 23, 5:00-7:00 PM

Atlantic Center for the Arts