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Sculpture Space Seeks Resident Artists for 2018 Season

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Sculpture Space Seeks Resident Artists for 2018 Season




Sculpture Space, located in Utica, New York, invites artists whose focus is sculpture to apply for a two-month residency between February and November 2018. Depending on funding, up to twenty residents are selectively chosen each year.  Three to five artists are in residence each month; artists are expected to stay for a full two months.

Since 1976, Sculpture Space has helped to support the careers and studio practice of over 500 national and international artists from around the world. As desired, artists and arts professionals (including curators and writers) are invited for informal studio visits. The collaborative environment of the studio and the communal aspects of the residence help foster dialogue, exchange of ideas, creative experimentation and both personal and professional connections.

The residency facilities are located in the eclectic, historically underserved, diverse and upcoming West Utica neighborhood — close to downtown, and situated in Central New York’s scenic Mohawk Valley. Because of Sculpture Space’s long history and presence in Utica, the community is supportive and receptive to site-specific work; in particular, we are interested in projects that realize and expand examples of creative placemaking to our neighborhood and the community.

Note:  this opportunity requires applicants to pay an application fee.  Details are below.



A stipend of $1,500 is awarded to offset costs for a two-month residency.  For absences longer than four consecutive days, the stipend will be prorated.


Sculpture Space offers a 5,500 square foot shared studio with specialized equipment in addition to five private studios. The Studio Manager provides ongoing assistance and technical expertise; the Operations Manager and Executive Director are available to assist with any other special requirements.  Housing is provided a block away in a newly renovated residence with private bedrooms, washer/dryer, TV, Internet, shared living space and kitchen.  Bicycles are provided; transport for materials purchase and other needs is also available.

Artist Responsibilities

Artists are responsible for materials, specialized tools and food.  Artists are required to acknowledge Sculpture Space when works made while in residence are subsequently exhibited or published and must provide high-quality images of works for the website, archives and publications. In addition, artists are required to donate a mutually-agreed upon artwork to be sold at Sculpture Space’s annual CHAIRity Art Auction, held every September, benefitting Sculpture Space’s programming.

Selection Process

Accepted artists are selected by a Review Committee and guest juror Janet Riker, Director of the University Art Museum at SUNY Albany. Artists are notified in early March, 2017 for a residency period between February and November, 2018. Primary criteria for selection are the quality, originality and potential of the applicant’s past work and the proposed project.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted from DECEMBER 1, 2016 – JANUARY 31, 2017 only through  No mailed or emailed applications will be accepted.

All of the following are required for a complete application:

1.  Project Description, please include a brief paragraph of what you may choose to work on while in residence;

2.  Up to EIGHT examples of creative work in .jpg/.jpeg format.  Include title, date, media, dimensions; for video/ interdisciplinary/performance or other work please include any helpful/descriptive information for review panel.  Do not submit PDFS with multiple images!;

3.  CV/Resume;

4.  2 references with contact information;

5.  Administration fee of US$20 plus a $10 Slideroom fee: $30 total


QUESTIONS?  Contact Holly Flitcroft, Operations Manager, 315-724-8381 or