SCULPTURE SPACE, located in Utica, New York invites artists whose focus is sculpture to apply for a two-month residency between February and November 2021.
Offering a 5,500 square foot shared studio with specialized equipment in addition to six semi-private studios. On site Studio Manager provides ongoing assistance and technical expertise; Executive Director is available to assist with any other special requirements. Basic understanding and communication skills in English are necessary. Five to six artists are in residence during four two-month cohorts (February/March, April/May, July/August, and October/November) artists are expected to stay for the full two months. Housing is provided a block away in a renovated multi-level home with private bedrooms, washer/dryer, TV, internet, shared living space and kitchen. Artists are responsible for materials, specialized tools and food.
Since 1976, Sculpture Space has helped to support the careers and studio practice of over 600 national and international artists from around the world. This residency fosters a collaborative environment in the studio and the communal aspects of the residence create meaningful dialogue, exchange of ideas, creative experimentation, personal and professional connections. In addition to our annual fundraiser in September, the public is invited to Open Studio receptions (one held during each cohort session). As desired, artists and arts professionals, curators and writers are invited to the studio for informal visits.
Accepted artists are selected by a Review Committee. This year’s invited guest juror is John Knecht, Russell Colgate Distinguished, University Professor of Art and Art History and Film and Media Studies. Emeritus. Artists are notified late February/early March. Primary criteria for selection are on quality, originality and potential of work presented and proposed project. Dependent on funding, financial aid may be made available.
Utica, New York: United States
Sculpture Space is located in West Utica, close to downtown, in the scenic Mohawk Valley. Historically a thriving industrial mill town bordering the Erie Canal, known for its world-class museum and grand architecture, Utica is a typical post-industrial Rust-Belt city on the edge of revitalization: surrounded by working farms handed down through generations, with a thriving local/regional artists community, a current population that includes 25% new immigrants and refugees (Somalian, Burmese, Iraqi, Bosnian), close to Colgate and Syracuse universities and Hamilton and Hartwick colleges and within driving distance of New York City, Toronto and Boston.
Duration of residency
Artists stay at residence hall with private bedroom in a shared housing facility Individual/private bedrooms, shared living/dining/kitchen, two bathrooms in newly renovated residence one block from studio. This residence facility is fully furnished and has wifi access.
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
Sculpture and Multi-Media
Studio / Workspace
Fully functioning sculpture facility with woodworking studio and metal studio. Each artist has private studio space as well as 24/7 access to larger facility
Fees and support
No fees required. We provide housing and studio space for selected artist free of charge.
Expectations towards the artist
Artists are expected to donate one piece to our annual Art Auction and be part of one Open Studio community event. Talks, workshops & exhibitions are not expected but can be arranged as requested.