How To Apply

How To Apply

The application process for the Creative Alliance Residency Program is open and will conclude on Mar 3rd. Creative Alliance is accepting applications for its live/work studio Residency Program beginning in Summer 2017. This long-term program, founded in 2003, is open to artists of all media who would like to deepen their practice in a supportive, dynamic environment, and interact with colleagues who thrive in a lively cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary live/work environment.

The Residency Program provides a highly visible, intense and creative environment for the production of artwork in all media. Attracting artists from around Baltimore, nationally, and internationally, the program is located on the second floor of The Creative Alliance in Highlandtown, Baltimore’s most diverse neighborhoods. A rarity in the field of artist residencies, Creative Alliance’s long-term program has a lease commitment from a minimum of 1 to a maximum of 3 years. The Residency Program accommodates eight resident artists or artist groups, one in each of the studios. It is intended for emerging artists and more accomplished artists whose goal is to invigorate their work in an intensive creative atmosphere. Artists are encouraged (but not required) to use the studios as their primary residence. With the support of the Creative Alliance staff, resident artists will be at the center of the Baltimore art scene, with a wealth of community contacts and professional resources at their fingertips. Resident Artists are also afforded special opportunities through Creative Alliance’s robust programming. Specific opportunities include:

  • Built-in Community of professional colleagues
  • Relationships with established artists, curators, collectors, and funders through ongoing studio visits & talks
  • Visibility through open studios public programs
  • Extensive connections and exposure to diverse audiences, professional opportunities, other artists and community organizations
  • Opportunity to present a major project in a 2-person gallery exhibition in a 2000 sq. ft. gallery space and participation in an annual group show in a an 800 sq. ft. gallery space, performance screening, community arts program, or other appropriate project
  • Ability to use Creative Alliance as a fiscal sponsor for applications at a greatly reduced rate
  • Marketing support from Creative Alliance staff

Submit the following materials with a $15 fee to Creative Alliance, Incomplete or late applications will not be considered:

  • Documentation: Up to 15 images, OR 5 minutes of audio/video, OR 5 pages of written material submitted via Dropbox, or on a CD/DVD
  • Written description of documentation, list of works, including title, date, media and size/length, or abstracts of written material (2 pages max length)
  • Current CV, including your contact information (3 pages max length)
  • Artist Statement (1 page max length)
  • Letter of intent, indicating your reasons for applying to the Residency Program, and what you hope to accomplish during your Residency (1 page max length)
  • 3 professional references, their relation to you, their phone number and email

Timeline for Deadlines:
Sat, Mar 3 - Deadline for receipt of all materials by 7pm
Mon, Apr 2 - Selected artist notified in writing
July 1, 2018 - New leases begin / Move-in


Jeremy Stern
Exhibitions & Program Manager
410.276.1651 x216

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