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, June 25 - July 15,  2023
Application Deadline: January 15, 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.

Please note this is a themed residency titled Forums for Storytelling:

This ACA residency with visual artist Alteronce Gumby, performance maker Okwui Okpokwasili, and writer/curator Larry Ossei-Mensah will be an experience designed to unfurl the power of overlapping ideas, abstraction, the body, and materiality as forums for contemporary storytelling.

This three-week residency will feature dedicated time with each mentor and group sessions organized for the collective to build comradery, learn, and listen to each other.

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

-How can the human body connect to physical materials?

-How can the body be energized through engagement with the material world?

-How can one use their body and materials to tell a story about their identity?

-How can writing, painting, or dance be abstracted?

-How can the act of painting be a dance and performance within itself?

-How can movement work and performance be a form of writing?


Residency Statement:

In this residency, we will be addressing painting as an object, an action, and an idea focused through the lens of abstraction. Our goal will be to examine the history of abstraction and the history of man as a vehicle to explore yourselves as individuals. All things will be considered as an artistic approach. We will often work in a theoretical space, guided by a sense of self that can only be understood through the process of doing. Weekly meetings will alternate between film screenings, readings, critiques, and studies in the field.
I’m looking for applicants who are passionate about abstraction and painting.


Application Requirements:
● CV
● Artist Statement
● 3-5 prior projects
● 250-word response: Why would you like to attend this residency?
● Summarize your project in one sentence

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, June 25 - July 15,  2023
Application Deadline: January 15, 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.

Please note this is a themed residency titled Forums for Storytelling:

This ACA residency with visual artist Alteronce Gumby, performance maker Okwui Okpokwasili, and writer/curator Larry Ossei-Mensah will be an experience designed to unfurl the power of overlapping ideas, abstraction, the body, and materiality as forums for contemporary storytelling.

This three-week residency will feature dedicated time with each mentor and group sessions organized for the collective to build comradery, learn, and listen to each other.

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

-How can the human body connect to physical materials?

-How can the body be energized through engagement with the material world?

-How can one use their body and materials to tell a story about their identity?

-How can writing, painting, or dance be abstracted?

-How can the act of painting be a dance and performance within itself?

-How can movement work and performance be a form of writing?

 
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:

TBD


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, June 25 - July 15,  2023
Application Deadline: January 15, 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.

Please note this is a themed residency titled Forums for Storytelling:

This ACA residency with visual artist Alteronce Gumby, performance maker Okwui Okpokwasili, and writer/curator Larry Ossei-Mensah will be an experience designed to unfurl the power of overlapping ideas, abstraction, the body, and materiality as forums for contemporary storytelling.

This three-week residency will feature dedicated time with each mentor and group sessions organized for the collective to build comradery, learn, and listen to each other.

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

-How can the human body connect to physical materials?

-How can the body be energized through engagement with the material world?

-How can one use their body and materials to tell a story about their identity?

-How can writing, painting, or dance be abstracted?

-How can the act of painting be a dance and performance within itself?

-How can movement work and performance be a form of writing?


Residency Statement:
Forums for Storytelling is a residency created to examine the power of intersecting ideas utilizing modes of abstraction, the body, and materiality as essential components. The process of unpacking these notions will create a pathway for participants in the residency to better understand the potency imbued in the multitude of strategies utilized for storytelling. Regardless of the medium whether it’s the written word, performance, painting, exhibition-making, or public programming, storytelling is a central tool that enables artists, writers, and curators to create a forum for rigorous discourse revolving around culture, contemporary society, and the self.

Weekly meetings will alternate between discussions, readings, critiques, and studies in the field. Participants will have exposure in larger group settings with fellow participants and mentors including visual artist Alteronce Gumby and multidisciplinary artist Okwui Okpokwasili over the course of the residency ensuring cross-pollination of ideas and creative practices. Subjects will range from building narratives to professional development all in an effort to holistically shape the storytellers of the future.


Application Requirements:

  • CV
  • 3 examples of prior projects that you are most proud of
  • 250-word response: Why would you like to attend this residency? What do you want to work on 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:

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.
 

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