A.I.R. Studio Paducah


Brief description of residency program

A.I.R. Studio Paducah is now seeking proposals for the 2020-21 residency program. The program welcomes self-motivated, focused individuals working in a range of visual arts practices, as well as writers, composers, architects and improvisational choreographers. Applicants must be at least 21 years old. Residents are encouraged to have a clear objective for the time of their residency and be willing to live, work, and engage with the Paducah arts community. The duration of the residency may be from two weeks to three months. Collaborative artists and couples are welcome to apply. Application fee $25 payable online or by check. Deadline for 2020 applications: October 12, 2019. Deadline for 2021 applications: February 15, 2020.

A.I.R. Studio Paducah is an Artist in Residence studio and efficiency apartment located in the LowerTown Arts District of Paducah, Kentucky six blocks from the Ohio River. The residency affords the artist time and space for focused, independent studio work, the development of new ideas and experimentation. Visits to local galleries and studios as well as short trips to regional arts facilities can open a range of networking possibilities.

A.I.R. combines a light-saturated studio (30′ x 22′), with a furnished efficiency apartment and a storefront gallery. Gracing the grounds are a side patio and sculpture garden bordered by flower beds, shrubs and trees.

The studio features ample wall space, skylights, worktables, shelving, utllity sink and rear dock. For writers and composers, there is an expandable writing nook with a desk, ergonomic chair and futon. Free wifi.

The living space is comprised of a cozy sleeping area, complete kitchen,

tiny dining area and bath with shower. Appliances include an electric range, microwave, frig, dishwasher and washer/dryer. Linens, cookware, coffee maker and tableware are provided. Front entrance and interior doors are wheelchair accessible.

The storefront gallery space is available for artists who exhibit work while in residence. Residency fees are $875 per month, or $550 for two weeks, inclusive of utilities. Artists may also conduct workshops at the studio during their stay. Opportunities to work in collaboration with other artists and galleries in the Paducah community are often available.

Duration of Residencies:

1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 1-3 months

For more information please visit: http://www.airstudiopaducah.com

If other, please specify?:

Photography, Creative Writing, Architecture, Composing, Improvisational Choreography
Residency Programme since: 2004
Description of Organisation:

Artist-run organization, advisors consist of visual artists, writers, architects, composers/musicians,

Organisation founded in: 2003
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Artist-Run
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 2
Number of studios: 1
Number of artists in residence at one time: 1
Studio type and size: Live/work studio
Accommodation type:
Private Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Exhibition space
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Partners
  • If other, please specify: Collaborators
    Application process: Digital application
    If other, please specify: Mail
    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): $550 for two weeks. $875 for one month
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
    If yes, what is the amount of the fund? (in your local currency): none
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Accommodation
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • No requirements
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Presentation
    • Exhibition
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Urban
    Nearest Airport: Barkley Regional Airport
    Nearest Train Station: Carbondale, Illinois (CDL)
    How to reach by plane: Barkley Airport, United Airlines via Chicago, IL
    How to reach by car: Many highways connect to reach Paducah, Kentucky: Arkansas, Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee.
    Street & Number: Mailing Address: A.I.R. Studio Paducah c/o Alonzo Davis, 4410 Oglethorpe Street, Apt 609
    Postal Code: 20781
    City: Hyattsville
    Country long: United-States
    Mailing Address: A.I.R. Studio Paducah c/o Alonzo Davis, 4410 Oglethorpe Street, Apt 609
    Hyattsville 20781 USA
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