Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Paducah Artist-in-Residence Program

Deadline: (ONGOING) & (EMAIL)

NOTE: Applications accepted on rolling basis. Reviews beginning early March 2012.

Paducah Artist-in-Residence Program
Paducah Arts Alliance and
Yeiser Art Center

Paducah, KY
April 2012 and March 2013

The Paducah Artist-in-Residence Program is a collaborative effort between the Paducah Arts Alliance and the Yeiser Art Center, working to create a permanent and progressive artist in residence program. The mission of the residency is to promote the growth of artists and of the arts community, providing artists with a community arts space in which to collaborate, educate and create.


The program welcomes self-motivated, focused individuals working in a range of traditional and non-traditional visual arts practices, including performance and multi-media art. Applicants must be at least 21 years old. Residents must also have a clear objective for the time of their residency and be willing to live, work and engage with the Paducah arts community. The duration of the residency may be from two weeks to two months, between the months of April 2012 and March 2013. Collaborative artists and couples are welcome to apply.

Program Benefits

Exhibition Opportunities: The Paducah Artist-in-Residence Program offers several exhibition opportunities. The A.I.R. Studio building features a storefront with a front wall gallery space for exhibiting work during the artists’ stay. Exhibition space in the Yeiser Art Center is periodically available for visiting artists. A group exhibition in the main gallery of the Yeiser Art Center at the conclusion of the residency will feature selected work from each participating resident artist, and is scheduled for August-September 2013. Opportunities may also be possible in collaboration with other artists and galleries in the Paducah community.

Professional Development: Residents are encouraged to visit local galleries and studios and engage with the arts community. The residency program also provides the opportunity for focused, independent studio work in which artists can develop ideas or take new directions in their work.

Teaching Experience: Visiting artists may choose to lead workshops during their stay that are open to the public.


Residents are paid a monthly stipend of $500 dependent upon the length of their stay. The cost of rent and utilities are covered entirely by the program. Transportation, materials, food, and additional expenses are the responsibility of the artist.

Studio Space

The studio space and living quarters are handicap accessible. The studio area features a large, open workspace as well as a concrete outdoor deck. A rear entrance door accommodates large work. Additional features include a utility sink, several skylights, and a front window gallery storefront. The studio is not media specific. Accommodations may be made upon request for residents requiring access to specific studio equipment. Wireless internet is available throughout the structure. Attached living quarters include a kitchen, bathroom, washer and dryer, and sleeping quarters large enough to accommodate a couple. No smoking or pets are allowed within the facility.

Application (truncated)

-Portfolio of 10 to 20 high resolution digital images in jpeg format with a list of works.

-Letter of intent: Describe your work, the nature of your career, and the direction you would like to take during your residency. Please tell us why you want a residency in Paducah, and how you plan to interact with the community during your stay.

-Artist CV/Resume

-Proposed length and dates of stay, with a list of first, second, and third choice preference

-$25 non-refundable application fee, payable through PayPal

Full details on website: www.paducahartsalliance.com/artist-in-residence

Please direct inquiries to:

Michael Crouse, Director
Yeiser Art Center
(270) 442-2453