The CHAW Gallery Residency Program Seeks Applicants

By Editorial Team on July 2, 2018

Deadline: Sat, 15 September 2018

Photo courtesy of CHAW.
Deadline: September 15, 2018 at midnight

This residency provides an opportunity for a dynamic individual artist or artist team to 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 residency offers of six weeks of time and space to an artist or team of artists each year to experiment and realize new work. The right fit is someone who is interested in transforming the gallery space–and who is looking for a blank slate that is theirs, offering freedom, challenge, and openness to the artistic process, as well as a collaborative community element.

In 2018, CHAW will host the Gallery Resident Artist or Artist Team from March 1 through April 14.

Qualified applicants are professional individual artists or collaborative artist teams over the age of 18; the program is not designed for undergraduate students or commercial artists.

Artists must be available to work in the CHAW gallery during the six weeks of the residency. CHAW will not provide housing for Gallery Resident artists.

After reviewing all the applications, three artists or artist teams will be interviewed at CHAW by the Resident Gallery Manager and the CHAW co-directors.


September 15, 2018 – Midnight deadline for all submissions

October 15, 2018 – Announcement of CHAW Gallery Resident Artist for 2019

  • Artists working in all media are welcome to apply, but CHAW cannot support the use of hazardous materials that require specific ventilation requirements.
  • The gallery may be used only for art-making activities and educational/public programming associated with them.
  • The Resident Artist is responsible for maintaining the gallery in a safe and reasonably tidy manner, and will not make alterations to the space without permission. The artist must leave the gallery in the state in which it was found and remove all belongings at the end of the residency.
  • The Resident Artist is responsible for acquisition, insurance, and care of his/her materials and equipment. Artists who wish to use equipment that creates additional electrical use must obtain permission for each piece of equipment that they wish to use in their studios.


  • Work in the studio at CHAW for a minimum of 10 hours/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 $1000 stipend
  • Print and social media promotion
  • Opening reception for the public with refreshments
  • Refreshments, if appropriate, for workshop or other public event



  • Application Materials:
    • Images: Submit 10 images of work produced during the last three years. Work samples can be a combination of high resolution jpgs and time-based media (*up to 10 minutes total).
    • For collaborative teams, 10 images of collaborative work are required as well as a statement of the collaborative nature of the work.
      Two minutes of video, film, sound or performance documentation = one work.
    • Image Requirements: 10 images of work are required. They must be in .jpg file format. Longest side must be 1280 pixels or greater.. Maximum file size 2MB per image. Files must be labeled in the following way: last name_title of artwork_1.jpg, last name_title of artwork_2.jpg, etc. The file number corresponds with the number on the list of works. (Ex. Jones_Untitled_1.jpg)
    • List of Works Form- Numbered list of artworks with the following information: artist name, title of artwork, medium, dimensions.
  • One document containing the following information, in the following order (max 1000 words in total) :
    • Resume/CV
    • Brief Artist Bio (100 words max.)
    • Artist Statement (100 words max.)
    • List of Works Form: Numbered list of artworks, corresponding to the file names of supplied images, and including medium, dimensions.
  • Residency proposal:
    • Describe your project, goals for the residency, and how you might engage with the community or use community resources. You may include a drawing or representative images to help describe your specific proposal. (750 words max.)
  • $35 application fee

All applications will be reviewed by a panel of artists and arts professionals.

Click here to go to submit: Artist Residency Form