100 West Corsicana Artist and Writer Residency


100 West Corsicana grants artists and writers residencies to create work in this historic building repurposed for studio space. Large scale, light flooded rooms are provided alongside complete living accommodations and wood shop access to produce work in two or three dimension, installation, or writing. This residency experience combines artist-made furniture with period pieces in a building virtually unaltered since the 1890s. Ongoing architectural preservation effectively backdrops contemporary studio practices. 100W maintains a close connection with Dallas culture less than an hour’s drive from downtown Corsicana, where faded vestiges of the nineteenth century oil boom make it quintessentially Texas.

Residency Programme since: 2015
Description of Organisation:

100 West Corsicana supports the time and space required to execute remarkable works in visual art and writing, within an historic Texas setting of vast scale.  The program was founded by artists and writers, and is operated and funded through its own nonprofit with private support.  The residency’s physical footprint continues to grow beyond the 100W Residency building, into surrounding historic structures in Corsicana, to accommodate a broader reach of resident-driven projects.

Organisation founded in: 2013
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Not-for-profit
  • Artist-Run
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1 – 3
Number of studios: 3
Number of artists in residence at one time: 3
Studio type and size: Live/work studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Shared Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Woodworking tools
  • Welding tools
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • N/A
  • Does your residency uphold partnerships beneficial to resident artists? : 100W works with local and regional nonprofits, cultural centers, and Corsicana schools to share the content generated by residents of this program.
    Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: Yes
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    If yes, what is the residency fee? (in your local currency): Most All residents receive some amount of funding to cover 20 – 100% of the residency fee. The balance due to accepted residents is based on the residency rates, from $600 – $1400 / month. Depending on funding awarded to an accepted resident, the rate for a 1-month residency is generally $200 – $400 / residency month.
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): Yes
    If yes, what is the amount of the fund? (in your local currency): The majority of 100W residents receive funding in some form, from $200 – $1400 / residency month. More details are available under our “Apply” website page.
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Exhibition
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Presentation
    • Exhibition
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Both
    Nearest Airport: Love Field and DFW International
    How to reach by plane: The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex has two international airports, DFW and Love Field. Once arriving by plane, travel time to Corsicana is approximately 1 – 1.5 hours south.
    How to reach by car: Corsicana is very accessible by car, although AIRs do not need cars during their stay. The residency building is located downtown with restaurants, parks, bars, grocery, convenience and hardware stores all in safe walking distance. Bicycles are available.
    Street & Number: 100 West 3rd Ave
    Postal Code: 75110
    City: Corsicana, TX
    Country long: United-States
    100 West 3rd Ave
    Corsicana, TX 75110 USA
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