Ignite Studio Seeks Professional Maker-in-Residence

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Ignite Studio Seeks Professional Maker-in-Residence


Description of Residency

Ignite Studio invites central Indiana artists to serve as a Maker-in-Residence in 2022. Ignite Studio is an arts-focused makerspace designed to offer broad access to the Hamilton County community in a variety of art and making practices. We help patrons on-ramp their creativity by introducing new and exciting equipment and art focused experiences. The Maker-in-Residence program is an integral part of the mission to help inspire and empower people to connect to various art and making practices. Selected residents will receive a $3000 stipend and a modest budget for supplies.

Requirements of Selected Resident

  • Serve a four-month span in Ignite Studio as a resident artist.
  • Utilize a 1600 sq. ft. studio space as fully as possible to share your creative process with Ignite Studio patrons.
  • Devote 96 hours over the course of the residency to offering patron experiences related to your art/making practice.
  • Schedule will be determined by the resident in coordination with Ignite Studio staff after the selection process is complete.
  • Applications are adjudicated on the strength of the potential resident’s ability to think creatively about their teaching practices as well as their making practice.
  • Exhibit work in Ignite Studio.
  • Artists may sell work that is exhibited in space provided they handle all aspects of the transaction.
  • Ignite Studio will not take any commission for works sold out of our space. Artist may teach paid classes from studio space provided they were scheduled prior to being selected for the residence and all dates were submitted with application. Chosen residents may not leverage Ignite Studio or the Hamilton East Public Library to sell additional class slots once selected for the residency.
  • Applicant must have evening and weekend availability.

Required Materials

Submit all required materials as a single pdf document via email to Coynek@hepl.lib.in.us.

Artist Statement of Intent and Purpose
300 word max
Why are you interested in the Ignite Studio Residency?
What unique quality will you bring to the residency?
Why will our patrons be interested in you, your artistic process, and your work?

Resume Samples of work 8 max
If providing samples of your work necessitates video or audio clips, please include links to those samples on YouTube.

Teaching proposal 500 word max
What will you do during the 96 hours you are required to engage our patrons?
What teaching plan do you have? Will you offer classes? Workshops? Drop-in activities? Open studio time? Give us a specific idea of what you will offer to patrons.

Other Commitments
What other teaching, exhibit, fair, festival or other commitments do you already have during the course of your residency? Let us know how you learned about the Ignite Studio and/or Maker-in-Residence Program.

Dates and Deadlines

Application Deadline: October 22, 2021
Submitted applications will be reviewed for the both the Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter Residencies.
Please note in your application your availability and interest for both timeslots.
Spring/Summer Residency: May – July, 2022 Fall/Winter Residency: September – December, 2022


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