How to Apply for an Artists ResidencyHow to apply for an artistsresidency, for photographers orother artists, writers, fil...
How to Apply for an Artists ResidencyWhy Attend a Residency? Attending an artist residency is animportant step in an arti...
How to Apply for an Artists ResidencyResidency Applications Applying for an artist residency canbe a hard process. Most ...
How to Apply for an Artists Residency Here are eleven tips that are helpfulwhen applying for an artist residency.
How to Apply for an Artists Residency1. Have Faith in What You Want Start with having faith and believing inwhat you want...
How to Apply for an Artists Residency2. Plan Ahead A common issue is procrastination. Plan ahead by checking deadline du...
How to Apply for an Artists Residency3. Have Materials Ready Some information can be ready before youstart. Resume/CV G...
How to Apply for an Artists Residency4. Know The Due Dates Get extra clear when the applicationis due. Include due dates...
How to Apply for an Artists Residency5. Research The Requirements Know beforehand the requirements ofthe residency applic...
How to Apply for an Artists Residency6. Call and Speak to Someone Call the artist residency and speak tosomeone. Ask que...
How to Apply for an Artists Residency7. Ask for Recommendations, If Necessary If recommendations are required, ask for th...
How to Apply for an Artists Residency8. Read Again the Requirements Before you start the application, re-read the require...
How to Apply for an Artists Residency9. Set Aside Time It takes time to complete anapplication. If you have all your mat...
How to Apply for an Artists Residency10. Complete the Application Early Complete the residency application afew days earl...
How to Apply for an Artists Residency11. Go on to the Next One Once complete, congratulate yourselfand go on the next app...
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How to Apply for an Artist Residency for Photographers, Artists: 11 Tips, by Steve Giovinco

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Attending an artist residency is an important step in an artist’s creative career. It’s a place to create new work, focus unencumbered by daily distractions, and interact with other like-minded artists or fine art photographers.

Applying for an artist residency for some can be a hard process. Most require a brief artist statement, work samples or visuals, and resume. Some, however, such as Yaddo and McDowell and UCross in Wyoming require letters of recommendations.

Here are eleven tips that are helpful when applying for an artist residency.
Steve Giovinco, Fine art photography tutorial.
www.stevegiovinco.com

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  1. 1. How to Apply for an Artists ResidencyHow to apply for an artistsresidency, for photographers orother artists, writers, filmmakers
  2. 2. How to Apply for an Artists ResidencyWhy Attend a Residency? Attending an artist residency is animportant step in an artist’s creativecareer. It’s a place to create new work. Focus unencumbered by dailydistractions. Interact with other like-minded artistsor photographers.
  3. 3. How to Apply for an Artists ResidencyResidency Applications Applying for an artist residency canbe a hard process. Most require: An artist statement Work samples or visuals. Resume. Some, such as Yaddo andMcDowell, require letters ofrecommendations.
  4. 4. How to Apply for an Artists Residency Here are eleven tips that are helpfulwhen applying for an artist residency.
  5. 5. How to Apply for an Artists Residency1. Have Faith in What You Want Start with having faith and believing inwhat you want. Attending a residency is just another stepin fulfilling this. The process is competitive and stressful. Keep focused on completing the applicationand believing in yourself. Try to put aside any doubts and staypositive.
  6. 6. How to Apply for an Artists Residency2. Plan Ahead A common issue is procrastination. Plan ahead by checking deadline duedates every month. Be aware of what could be necessaryfor an application. Keep your resume up to date. Add new images so you don’t have toscramble.
  7. 7. How to Apply for an Artists Residency3. Have Materials Ready Some information can be ready before youstart. Resume/CV Generic artist statement. Your visuals. A residency has specific imagerequirements so have visuals that you canquickly change. You can reuse images, resumes and someproject plans submitted before.
  8. 8. How to Apply for an Artists Residency4. Know The Due Dates Get extra clear when the applicationis due. Include due dates in a calendarprogram. Avoid writing dates on paper, ifpossible: it can get lost, misplaced orforgotten.
  9. 9. How to Apply for an Artists Residency5. Research The Requirements Know beforehand the requirements ofthe residency application. Do you need: Letters of recommendations. Video reel Composition excerpt. Make a list of what you’ll need andstart getting them ready.
  10. 10. How to Apply for an Artists Residency6. Call and Speak to Someone Call the artist residency and speak tosomeone. Ask questions, such as: How many people apply. What are they really looking for. What makes a successful application. You’d be surprised how much good,important information you can get bya simple phone call.
  11. 11. How to Apply for an Artists Residency7. Ask for Recommendations, If Necessary If recommendations are required, ask for them well inadvance. Give time for your writers to prepare their letters. You my need to ask several friends or colleagues. Prepare a draft proposal early to give to yourrecommenders. Give them a few bullet points to make it easier forthem. Ask people that know you: fellow artists, teachers,curators or others.
  12. 12. How to Apply for an Artists Residency8. Read Again the Requirements Before you start the application, re-read the requirements again. Always look at the requirementsagain before your start.
  13. 13. How to Apply for an Artists Residency9. Set Aside Time It takes time to complete anapplication. If you have all your materials ready,it could take one to three hours. If not, plan on spending five to ten ormore hours preparing for yourresidency application.
  14. 14. How to Apply for an Artists Residency10. Complete the Application Early Complete the residency application afew days early. Waiting the last minute might giveyou an adrenaline rush. You never know what problems couldpop up, complete your applicationearly.
  15. 15. How to Apply for an Artists Residency11. Go on to the Next One Once complete, congratulate yourselfand go on the next application. Forget about it for the moment. Try to think about what else you cando. Get ready for the next one!

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