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Call for Second Street Gallery Artist Residency- Feb/March 2019

Type: Residencies, Workshops, Exchanges [View all]
Posted by: Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
Deadline: Mon, October 1st, 2018

Second Street Gallery in Charlottesville, VA is currently accepting submissions for our artist-in-residence exhibition.

The chosen artist will set up a working studio in the Dové Gallery where they will work and exhibit throughout the months of February – March, 2019. Visitors will be given the unique opportunity to experience the artist’s process firsthand and watch as new works of art are created and hung on the gallery walls.

The “studio” is not private and is part of a non-profit gallery. Gallery visitors can observe the art making process, chat with the artist about their work, and see finished work displayed in the gallery. This is a non-live in residency opportunity.

We ask that during the residency artists to take an active and public role in the organization, including being present at First Fridays events, which serve as an "open studio" for artists to share their work with the community. We require that artists spend a minimum of 15-20 hours a week in the studio and that they lead one small event (a workshop, artist talk, drawing session, etc.) during their residency. 

Preference is given to applicants with specific project goals for the two month residency period.

Applications should take into consideration both the possibilities and the limitations of the Dové Gallery at SSG. During the residency, the gallery will be open to the public and the gallery staff will carry out their regular day-to-day activities in the gallery space.  Therefore, your plans should take into account the nature of a shared workspace.

Familiarize yourself with our space, using the floorplan, images of the space, and images of past exhibitions.  We encourage you to pay us a visit in person.

The Dove Gallery is 360 SF with a 10’2” ceiling.


·      Completed Artist Form. Available for download HERE.

·      Curriculum Vitae (Artist Resume)  - not to exceed 1 typed page.

·      Artist Statement  - not to exceed ½ typed page.

·      Project proposal – not to exceed 1 typed page. The project proposal must answer the following questions:

I. What have you been making lately?

II. In what direction do you want to take your work?

III. How would this residency opportunity aide that development?

We understand the creative process. The narrative is a tentative proposal of your time during the residency.

·      5 to 15 examples of recent work (within the last three years), related to the work you hope to make during the residency.

·      For video/audio submissions, provide links for online streaming (Vimeo, YouTube, etc.). For installation projects, please include sketches, mock-ups, etc.

·      Proof of a secure living situation within 90 miles of Charlottesville for the duration of the residency.

·      Submission fee of $25 ($15 for members of Second Street Gallery)

·      All applications should be submitted digitally to Applications may not be accepted in person or in the mail. Any applications mailed to Second Street Gallery will be discarded.

·      You will be notified via e-mail if your application is incomplete.


Applicants who make it through the first round of submissions will be required to come to the gallery for an in-person interview with Second Street Gallery’s Executive Director and Chief Curator, Kristen Chiacchia. After these interviews have taken place, a final decision will be made and the artist notified no later than December 1, 2018.

Specific space usage guidelines and other rules and regulations regarding the residency will be outlined in detail in the contract that the selected artist will review and sign.

A $1,000 stipend will be awarded to the applicant chosen for this Artist-in-Residence exhibition.  $500 will be awarded upon signature of the exhibition contract and the remaining $500 will be awarded upon completion of the residency.


Dates of Residency – January 22 – March 22, 2019

First Friday Opening Reception – Friday, February 1, 2019, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

First Friday Extended Hours and Artist Talk – Friday, March 1, 2019, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Posted on Tue, July 3rd, 2018
Expires on Mon, October 1st, 2018

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