Title Artist-in-Residence: Pennsylvania
Organization GoggleWorks Center for the Arts
Closing Date Sunday, March 8, 2020
Location Reading, PA

2020 Summer Artist-in-Residence Program
Project-Based or Portfolio-Based Applications

June 1 – August 7, 2020 (10 weeks)
Application Deadline: March 8, 2020
Notifications Begin: March 23, 2020

Applicants can choose to submit a PROJECT-BASED APPLICATION   or  PORTFOLIO-BASED APPLICATION. (Note different instructions below.)
Application Fee: $30.00 USD

Program Overview:
GoggleWorks Center for the Arts will offer three residencies this summer to outstanding visual artists who will spend 10-weeks, from June 1 – August 7, on our campus developing a project/body of work. The Summer Artist-In-Residence Program was created to infuse new, creative energy to the GoggleWorks’ community with an emphasis on facilitating cross-disciplinary experimentation.

The residency provides personal studio space, access to GoggleWorks’ eight communal studios (ceramics, warm glass, hot glass, photography, printmaking, metalsmithing, wood, and V.R. Lab), and a culminating exhibition showcasing the residents’ work.  Selection of residents is highly competitive and based on the strength of the applicant’s project proposal and/or quality of work and experience. Residents should be self-motivated and enthusiastic, early in their artistic career, dedicated to their artwork, and enjoy working with other people in a communal studio setting.

The Summer Artist-in-Residence Program provides:
-Studio space with 24/7 access (fully-funded)
-Access to GoggleWorks’ eight communal studios
-Shared, furnished housing conveniently located across the street and within walking distance to our campus (fully-funded)
-$2,000 stipend
-Opportunity to teach in GoggleWorks’ community arts programs
-Travel stipend (up to $500)
-Opportunity to document work
-Material stipend
-Culminating exhibition

Accepted applicants agree to:
-Bring a sampling of selected works for an introductory exhibition
-Participate in GoggleWorks’ community art programs, including presenting an artist talk and discussing their process with GoggleWorks visitors
-Complete their proposed body of work/project within the time frame of the residency
-Prepare works for exhibition by August 3, 2020
-Leave one finished artwork for the GoggleWorks’ permanent collection
-Retrieve work upon completion of exhibition

The portfolio-based application allows artists to focus on their personal studio practice and the development of a body of work. Portfolio-based applications are able to select one studio of focus; however, special consideration will be given to artists interested in developing multi-media work within more than one of our eight studios.
The portfolio-based application requires:
-artist statement
-resume or C.V.
-visual representation of your current work (10 images, jpg format, sized at max. 1500 pixels at largest dimension, 300 dpi, labeled 1-10.)
-statement of intent
-anticipated material and equipment needs
-selection of one or more of GoggleWorks’ communal teaching studios to work within

Project-Based Application The project-based application allows artists to focus on a specific project to be completed during the 10-week residency time frame. Special consideration will be given to proposals that take advantage of the multi-media possibilities offered on our campus and/or involve site-specific installations. Applicants are encouraged to be cognizant of GoggleWorks’ surrounding urban environment and consider how their projects may provide a mechanism for social outreach and/or emphasize community engagement.
The project-based application requires:
-artist statement
-resume or C.V.
-project proposal, which includes overview of project, artistic intent, and interest in GoggleWorks and its community (1000 words max), plus corresponding project material and/or supplies with respective costs
-visual representation of proposed project which conveys the look, feel, and overall aesthetics (minimum 3, maximum 5; including but not limited to renderings, drawings, maquette images, videos, etc.)
-anticipated use of one or more of GoggleWorks’ communal teaching studios

Tim Compton: Artistic Director
610-374-4600 ext 148


Website https://goggleworks.org/