Saturday, May 01, 2010

40th Street Artist-in-Residence

Deadline: May 10, 2010 (EMAIL) or (RECEIVE)

40th Street Artist-in-Residence

Philadelphia, PA
August 15, 2010 to August 15, 2011

The mission of the 40th Street Artist-in-Residence program is:
  • To address the need for artist studio space in West Philadelphia by offering studios rent-free, on a rotating basis, primarily to those artists who reside in/are affiliated with Philadelphia neighborhoods west of the Schuylkill River.
  • To assist in the career growth and provide exhibition opportunities for new and emerging artists and those whose work has not been recognized in mainstream venues.
  • To enrich the area around 40th Street by placing artists in the neighborhood who share their creative talents with members of the local community.
If accepted to the program, you will be granted a studio space at our site at either 4007 or 4013 Chestnut Street (near the intersection of 40th Street and Chestnut Street) for a period of one year, beginning on August 15, 2010 and ending August 15, 2011. You will be encouraged to use that time to develop your own creative work. In exchange, you will be asked to share your talents with the community through a minimum of 80 hours of outreach work over the course of the year. Support will be provided to help you develop this project effectively.

In addition, the artists in residence will have opportunities to work together to plan group exhibitions both of their own work and of their outreach work.  Monthly meetings will help facilitate this work as well as create opportunities for artists to share ideas and create a true community.   
Our sites are not live-in facilities. The studios are available at all times, but the buildings are shared. The space can accommodate a variety of creative activities, including painting, sculpture, installation art, photography, and performance art. Collaborative as well as individual efforts are welcome.

The 40th Street Artist-in-Residence program strives to create a community of artists who share their talents with each other and with the surrounding community.

To apply, please complete and submit application by May 10, 2010 to 

Feel free to email with any questions about the program or application process.


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