ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE

Rockford Art Museum’s Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program is a yearlong residency for emerging artists in the Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin who are committed to engaging with the community while working toward a solo show. The AIR program focuses on helping artists advance their art career through collaboration and studio visits with museum staff and local artists.The Artist-in-Residence will be required to create a body of work for a solo show in the RAM Art Annex and to participate in museum education programs, which will include tours, workshops and off-site classes. The residency is awarded to one artist each year through a selection process, and includes access to studio space, use of equipment in the museum’s education spaces, and a stipend. All applications are due by May 1, 2020, artist will be notified no later than July 1, 2020. To apply please review the criteria and application requirements below:

 

APPLICANT CRITERIA

  • Must be an emerging artist in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin
  • Must be 18 years or older with access to transportation
  • Must complete the yearlong residency from August 2020 to July 2021
  • Must participate in RAM education programs, including tours, workshops and off-site classes

RAM PROVIDES

  • Studio space
  • Access to equipment in museum educational studio spaces
  • Stipend of $500
  • Monthly studio visits with local artists, RAM staff, curators and educators
  • Solo show in the RAM Art Annex educational gallery, December 2020–March 2021
  • Potential for hosting additional workshops and classes


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Submit 3 images of your work 
  • CV
  • Artist statement

 

Questions? Please contact Janelle O'Malley, Education Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Artist in Residence Application

Rockford Art Museum’s AIR program is a yearlong residency program for emerging artists in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin who are looking to engage with the community while working towards their solo show. RAM’s program focuses on helping artists advance their art career through collaboration and studio visits with museum staff and local artists. RAM’s Artist in Residence is awarded to one artist each August through a selection process. This residency includes access to studio space , use of equipment in the museum’s education spaces and a stipend. RAM’s Artist in Residence will be required to create a body of work for their solo show and engage in museum educational programming which will include tours and workshops. To apply please see the criteria and application requirements below.

CRITERIA Must be an emerging local artist in Northern Illinois or Southern Wisconsin. Must be 18 years or older with access to transportation. Must complete the yearlong residency August 2020-July 2021. Must participate in educational programming at RAM including tours, workshops and off site classes.

APPLICATION PROCESS Entries must be submitted below no later than May 1, 2020 by midnight. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Artists will be interviewed in June and notified no later than July 1,2020.

ABOUT RESIDENCY RAM provides the following to all artist in residence: Studio space , access to equipment in our educational studio spaces, monthly studio visits with local artists/RAM staff/curators/educators, solo exhibition in December (4 Months long) in our Art Annex educational gallery, potential for hosting additional workshops and classes

STIPENDS Full year artist in residence program is awarded $500

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