Artist Residency Chattanooga


Artist Residency Chattanooga connects artists abroad with Chattanooga to develop their professional practice while educating and diversifying the arts culture, providing dedicated time and space in the Scenic City for artists to work, research & develop ideas. ARC is a quarterly not-for-profit artist incubator, developed by artists, for artists. ARC&rsquos core mission is to provide dedicated time/space for an artist to work, create and innovate all against the back drop of our beautiful city of Chattanooga and it&rsquos nationally recognized art community. ARC residents will stay in Chattanooga for the duration of one month during which time ARC provides studio space, living accommodations and other important resources with the residency culminating in a month long Gallery exhibition. While here, residents act as cultural ambassadors for our local arts community as well providing community outreach via lectures, studio visits, and workshops. There are several opportunities for interviews, press releases, and possible reviews of the exhibition during the residency, as well as networking opportunities with local artists and arts institutions.

Residency Programme since: 2015
Description of Organisation:

It’s always been our mission to broaden and expand the arts through exhibitions, education, and community outreach. What began as a lofty idea has become a cultural project with a network of resources for visiting artists and the local community, encouraging shared experiences and reciprocal collaboration & growth among creatives.

ARC was collaboratively conceived by Aaron Cowan & Adam Kirby in 2015 They both continue to work with local arts organizations including the Association for Visual Arts, the Chattanooga Film Festival, Scenic City Clay Arts, Flashlight Shows, Take Art Leave Art, the Chattanooga Comix Co-op, and others. Through this and other efforts they are working to grow Chattanooga into an arts destination and cultural hub.

Organisation founded in: 2015
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Artist-Run
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Exhibition at end of residency
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 1
  • Weeks: 2
  • Weeks: 3
  • Months: 1
Number of studios: 1
Number of artists in residence at one time: 1
Studio type and size: Shared studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Internet
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Application process: Digital application
Expenses paid by the artist:
  • Travel
  • Food
  • Supplies
Other activities happening at the space:
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Films
  • Exhibition
Selection process: By committee
Setting: N/A
Nearest Airport: Chattanooga TN (CHA), Nashville TN (BNA), Atlanta GA (ATL)
How to reach by plane: Chattanooga Metro Airport (CHA), Nashville Metro Nashville Airport Auth (BNA), or Hartsfield&ndashJackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) (Will need to schedule driving accommodations before-hand)
How to reach by car: Interstate 24 or Interstate 75
City: Chattanooga, TN
Country long: United-States
Chattanooga, TN USA
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