Capitol Hill Arts Workshop 2022 Gallery Residency Program Seeks Applicants

By Editorial Team on August 23, 2021
Courtesy of CHAW.
Deadline: October 22, 2021

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) is excited to announce the return of the Gallery Residency Program in 2022. Through the Gallery Residency Program, the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop seeks to expand its engagement with artists working in the DMV. The CHAW gallery will, for eight weeks each year, become an incubator space for the selected Resident Artist. During that time, the Artist will transform the gallery while interacting with visitors and students.

The Residency provides a well-lit and clean gallery central to the DC area with substantial foot traffic and visibility. CHAW will offer promotion for the Resident Artist, their work and the show. During the Residency, an Artist can create a new body of work, evolve an existing body of work, or develop a project in a stimulating, supportive environment. The Residency encourages interaction, dialogue and exploration both within the CHAW artist community and city-wide. The right fit is someone who is looking for a blank slate, offering freedom, challenge, and openness to the artistic process, as well as a collaborative community element.

Applications will be judged on the quality of work and professional promise. Artists who qualify for the Residency are working at the professional level in their fields. Applicants should be over the age of 18; the program is not designed for undergraduate students or commercial artists.

The Resident Artist must be available to work in the CHAW gallery during the eight weeks of the residency. CHAW will not provide housing for the Resident Artist. After reviewing all the applications, three artists will be interviewed at CHAW by the gallery staff and CHAW Director.

The Resident Artist will participate in the following during their residency:

  • Work in the studio at CHAW for a minimum of 10 hours per week.
  • Welcome the public during exhibition opening receptions.
  • Present an artist talk, workshop, screening, and/or other mutually agreed upon public event.
  • Create documentation of the artist’s creative process during the course of the residency. This might take the form of blogging, video, journal, or social media, to be confirmed in conversation with the artist.
  • Donate one piece of art to the show sponsor.
  • Donate one piece to the CHAW permanent collection.

CHAW will provide:

  • A $1600 stipend
  • Print and social media promotion
  • Opening reception for the public
  • Support and promotion for workshop or other public event

Schedule and Requirements:

  • September 8, 2021 – Call for 2022 Gallery Residency opens
  • October 22, 2021 – Applications due
  • October 31, 2021 – Finalists notified
  • November 1-15, 2021 – Finalist interviews take place, and application revisions reviewed
  • November 20, 2021 – Gallery Resident artist awardee announced
  • January 3, 2022 – Gallery Resident artist begins installation
  • February 25, 2022 – Residency concludes
  • February 26, 2022 – Gallery Resident artist deinstalls

To submit your residency application click here.

About Capitol Hill Arts Workshop:

Since 1972, the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) has provided arts education to thousands of children and adults in the Washington region, especially from the greater Capitol Hill area. Through classes, performances, and exhibitions in visual and performing arts, CHAW brings together diverse segments of the population to connect through the transformative power of creativity.  CHAW offers a tuition assistance program and flexible payment plans. CHAW is funded in part by the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. CHAW is a featured charity in the 2014-2015 Catalogue for Philanthropy, mentioned as Best Venue to See on the Cheap in DCist’s 2014 Best Theater Venues in DC, the 2015 & 2016 winner for Best Arts Class in the Washington City Paper Readers’ Poll, 2014 & 2015 Hilly Award winner for Best Arts Organization/Venue, and the winner of the 2017 Irene Pollin Community Engagement Award through the NSO.