Monday, February 02, 2015

Manifest Artist Residency

Deadline: April 9, 2015 {ONLINE}

Manifest Artist Residency

Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center
Cincinnati, OH

Artists are invited to submit complete applications to Manifest's Manifest Artist Residency program (MAR). Applications will be reviewed on a competitive basis. One or two artists will be selected as the recipient(s) of the MAR award.

The program is open for application by any serious emerging or established artist, including recent graduates from college art programs. It will benefit Manifest's community by providing exposure to the often unseen working space and practices of artists, serving to eliminate some boundaries to contemporary art making which currently may divide the everyday public from the fine visual arts.

The ideal candidate for the award of the program may be working in any media or genre, but would also make reasonable use of the available life-drawing sessions even if this is ancillary activity to their primary work. Suitability for teaching will be considered, but will not be a primary factor in the selection process, and a teaching appointment is not guaranteed.

The residency studio is adjacent to Manifest Gallery, sharing a common hallway in the same building. The studio consists of two north-lit rooms on the first floor and a semi-private hallway usable for display. The residency space totals approximately 500 square feet.


The resident artist(s) will be selected by a committee comprised of internal staff, board members, and academic/professional advisors. Primary criteria for selection will include:
  • Quality and consistency of sample work.
  • Motivation and potential for the creation of excellent new work during residency.
  • The degree to which the individual will benefit from the program.
  • The ability of the artist to take full advantage of the opportunity and utilize the program resources to maximize its benefits.

Eligibility: Any adult visual artist can submit an application.

Media/Genre: Open to artists working in any traditional and non-traditional genre and media. Manifest sets out to survey, exhibit, and document excellent quality amongst all types of visual art. Our record of showing a broad mix speaks for itself. This philosophy carries over into the MAR program.

Submission Fee: Each application must be accompanied by a $50 non-refundable submission fee.

Online Prospectus:

Online Application:

Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center
MAR Application
P.O. Box 6218
Cincinnati, OH 45206