Opportunities with Salem Art Works

Salem Art Works

Salem, NY

Salem Art Works Open Call for Artists!

 

Artists of all ages, backgrounds, and career stages--working in nearly any mode or medium imaginable--are encouraged to apply for residencies at SAW.

 

SAW offers a self-funded Independent Artist residency program--for an individual or group--which provides scalable pricing and a rolling application deadline for accommodations and facility access. The cost is $490-$700 a week for camping or indoor room, meals, and studio, with additional cost for facility access and workshops.

Salem Art Works also offers three fully subsidized Artist residency programs—for Fellows, Studio Artists, and Young Artists—which provide a scholarship for free housing, meals, studio, facility access, and include a complimentary workshop. Facility access includes blacksmithing, ceramics, wood kilns, glass blowing and glass casting, stone, print making, metal fab, and cast aluminum and iron.

Independent Artist residency dates are flexible, ranging from 4 days to 4 months. The Fellowship program is the subsidized version of the Independent Artist Residency and can be 2-4 weeks. The Studio Artist program is a shop specific work-exchange and the Young Artist program is a general work-exchange, both programs are offered for two 8-week sessions.

All of SAWs programs, activities, and services are provided equally without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.

Application Fee: $20

Deadlines: Applications due January 31 and Recommendations due February 8.

 

Fellow Application: https://www.artsuze.com/call/2019fellowartist

Studio Application: https://www.artsuze.com/call/2019studioartistcall 

Young Application: https://www.artsuze.com/call/2019youngartist

Independent Application: http://www.salemartworks.org/independent-artist-application

 

More information below.

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Call for Fellows!

SAW awards fellowships to emerging to established artists for the exploration and creation of new work. Visual artists working in any medium, as well as writers, choreographers, musicians, and performers, may apply.

Successful applicants are typically mid-career or established artists, however, an emerging artist who believes his or her work to be of exceptional merit may apply. 

The Fellowship ranges from two to four weeks. While most residencies take place June through September, SAW does have a limited number of opportunities for fellows wishing to conduct residencies at other times during the year.

Artists receive room, board, studio, one complimentary workshop and access to SAWs facilities. SAWs facilities include; blacksmithing, ceramics, CNC machine, foundry, glass, screen printing, metal fabrication, and the wood shop. 

Residents will be responsible for the cost of travel, materials, and skilled labor. All residents, including Fellows, help with cooking and cleaning on a rotating schedule. Fellows are also encouraged to participate in artist critiques, presentations, events, and artist exhibitions.

Required Documents:

1.) 10 Work Samples 

Images - jpeg

Written Documents - word, pdf

Video and Film Files - YouTube or Vimeo links

Include in your file description the medium, dimensions, year created, and any additional information you want to include

2.) Resume or C.V.

Include as 'media file' when uploading images

3.) One letter of recommendation

Letter of Recommendation due: February 8th. Email to Jenny Hillenbrand at j.hillenbrand@salemartworks.org with subject 'program' 'participants name', or

Send by mail to Salem Art Works, c/o Jenny Hillenbrand, 19 Cary Lane Salem NY 12865

 

Application: https://www.artsuze.com/call/2019fellowartist

 

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Studio Artist: 

Studio Artist residencies support emerging artists to explore and create new work with a studio based work trade. Visual artists working in ceramics, glass, foundry, smithing or metal fabrication, may apply. 

Successful applications will have previous experience to assist the director in all aspects of the shops operation. Visual artists working in ceramics, glass, foundry, smithing or metal fabrication, may apply. 

The Studio Artist program is two months; June and July or August and September. Artists participate in a 30 hour per week work exchange in their discipline to support daily operations of their SAW shop. Tasks include producing SAW product, assisting workshop instructors, assisting artists creation of work, and supporting events and outreach.

Artists receive a trailer, board, studio, one complimentary workshop and access to SAWs facilities. SAWs facilities include; blacksmithing, ceramics, CNC machine, foundry, glass, screen printing, metal fabrication, and the wood shop.

Residents will be responsible for the cost of travel, materials, and skilled labor. All residents, including Studio Artists, help with cooking and cleaning on a rotating schedule. Studio Artists will develop their skills and professional practice by participating in presentations, studio critiques, workshops, events, outreach, and artist exhibitions.


Required Documents:

1.) 10 Work Samples

Images - jpg

Written Documents - pdf, word

Video and Film Files - YouTube or Vimeo links

Include in your image description the medium, dimensions, year created, and any additional information you want to include

2.) Resume or C.V.

Include as 'media file' when uploading images

3.) One letter of recommendation

Letter of Recommendation due: February 8th. Email to Jenny Hillenbrand at j.hillenbrand@salemartworks.org with subject 'program' 'participants name', or

Send by mail to Salem Art Works, c/o Jenny Hillenbrand, 19 Cary Lane Salem NY 12865

 

Application:
https://www.artsuze.com/call/2019studioartistcall 

 

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Young Artist: 

Young Artists will acquire new skills, develop their studio practice, and network while working in a fun fast paced environment! Visual artists working in any medium, as well as writers, choreographers, musicians, and performers, may apply.

Successful applications are in the early stages of their artistic development and must demonstrate a clear commitment to building their artistic career. Visual artists working in any medium, as well as writers, choreographers, musicians, and performers, may apply.

The Young Artist program is eight weeks; June and July or August and September. Young Artists participate in a work exchange which averages 30 hours a week to support the daily operations of SAW. Tasks include outdoor physical labor, maintaining the grounds, cleaning, cooking, events, and special projects.

Artists receive an outdoor wooden tent platform (12’ by 12’), board, studio, access to facilities, and one complimentary workshop. Artists also have access to technical support in any of SAW’s facilities; blacksmithing, ceramics, CNC machine, foundry, glass, screen printing, metal fabrication, and the wood shop.

Residents will be responsible for the cost of additional workshops, materials, and travel to and from Salem Art Works. All residents, including Young Artists, help with cooking and cleaning on a rotating schedule. Working with SAW staff, Young Artists will develop their skills and professional practice by participating in presentations, studio visits and critiques, open studios, and resident artist exhibitions.

Required Documents:

1.) 10 Work Samples 

Images - jpg

Written Documents - pdf, word

Video and Film Files - YouTube or Vimeo links

Include in your description the image medium, dimensions, year created, and any additional information you want to include

2.) Resume or C.V.

Include as 'media file' when uploading images

3.) One letter of recommendation
Letter of Recommendation due: February 8th. Email to Jenny Hillenbrand at j.hillenbrand@salemartworks.org with subject 'program' 'participants name', or

Send by mail to Salem Art Works, c/o Jenny Hillenbrand, 19 Cary Lane Salem NY 12865

 

Application: https://www.artsuze.com/call/2019youngartist

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