Deadline: Sunday, September 10, 2017
Now in its fourth year, the Post-Graduate Residency Studio at the Torpedo Factory Art Center is seeking applicants for the 2018 program. The deadline is Sunday, September 10, 2017.
This competitive program provides meaningful support for recent promising graduates who have, or will soon complete a bachelor’s or master’s art degree with an accredited program.
This year’s jurors are Christine Neptune, founder of Neptune Fine Art, Amy Cavanaugh Royce, executive director at Maryland Art Place, and Ginevra Shay, artistic director of The Contemporary Museum and curator of Rose Arcade.
This visual-arts residency is unique in the region for addressing the critical post-graduate juncture in emerging artists’ careers. It offers an opportunity for professional development and networking, as well as a chance to define their practices outside of the academic context. Submissions are open to recent graduates who attended schools from across the U.S. Applicants need to submit proof of their residence in the area and/or can demonstrate a commitment to contributing to the ongoing future of the arts in the greater Washington, D.C./Virginia/Maryland region. There continues to be no entry fee.
“This program brings the next generation of artists into the Torpedo Factory community,” said Brett John Johnson, director of the Torpedo Factory Art Center. “The program is a great example of working toward our mission of igniting the creative spirit by fostering connections among artists and the public. My hope is that we have a dynamic exchange of perspectives, techniques, and ideas throughout 2018.”
The Post-Graduate Residency Studio in located on the first floor, in Studio 12, at the Torpedo Factory. Artists can create, display, and sell work, interact with the public, and network with other artists. Residents receive a stipend during their term and have an opportunity to give an artist talk with the moderator of their choice. The program will culminate in a group exhibition in the Torpedo Factory’s contemporary exhibition space, Target Gallery, in the fall of 2018.
The resident artists are active, equal participants in the Torpedo Factory’s unique creative community. They benefit from engaging with thousands of local, national, and international visitors, collectors, and artists who pass through each year.