The Visiting Artist Program is a professional development opportunity for emerging and experienced visual artists. Visiting artists become part of the informal network of artists at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, which is more than 160 people strong. With space in one of the 82 publicly accessible working studios, artists can display and sell original work and interact with some of the thousands of summer visitors to the Torpedo Factory Art Center.
The application, found here, is due by January 28, 2015. This year’s juror will be Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell, a Washington, D.C. based curator, writer, arts manager and arts advocate.
Applicants may apply for a summer residency of one to four months from June to September. Each visiting artists’ work is self-directed during this period, but the creative projects must be compatible with available working studio spaces and facilities.
Visiting artists occupy studios temporarily vacated by resident artists and have use of half of the display space as well as a dedicated work area. Visiting artists pay half of the rent of the studio (ranging $180 – $480 per month). There is limited shared equipment (kiln, spray booth) available. All other expenses related to materials, equipment, transportation, housing, etc. are the responsibility of the visiting artists.
Visiting artists agree to work in front of, and interact with, the public five days a week, including weekends, our busiest time.Apply today