Deadline Friday, June 10, 2016:
Notification to selected artists: Friday, June 17, 2016
VisArts invites applications from local and national artists for studio space at VisArts in Rockville, Maryland. The Studio Artist Program provides a unique opportunity for a dynamic individual artist or collaborative artist team to experiment, create new work, evolve an existing body of work or develop a project in a stimulating, supportive environment. Studio space is provided to selected artists for a reasonable cost for up to three years. The Studio Artist Program encourages interaction, dialogue and exploration both within the VisArts artist community and the larger Rockville community as well. Each year the current Studio Artists will present their work in a group exhibition at VisArts.
The VisArts Studio Artists are encouraged to engage with the VisArts and greater Rockville communities. Engagement can take form in a number of ways including public artist talks, workshops, screenings, community or socially-engaged art projects, open studio events, or other mutually agreed upon events. The foundation of the Studio Artist Program is based on generosity, respect and creativity.
VisArts is an independent non-profit art center located in the heart of Rockville Town Square, a thriving gathering place for the local community. VisArts presents exhibitions of contemporary emerging and established artists in four galleries, an Emerging Curator Program, a Studio Artist Program, the Bresler Resident Artist Program and an Art Education Program making it an active and important presence in the greater metropolitan arts community.
Rockville is a progressive, diverse city in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. It ranks nationally and state-wide as a leader in environmental sustainability and green power use. Rockville is recognized for its high quality of life, excellent schools, numerous public parks, well-educated, and culturally diverse population. encouraged to Local resources include: Rockville Library, Montgomery College Rockville campus and other local schools, historical sites, Rock Creek Park, the Potomac River watershed, and Rockville’s diverse community. Rockville offers easy access to public transit to Washington, D.C. via the Red Line Metro, an excellent bus system, bike trails, and parking.
The Studio Artist program does not provide housing for artists.