Deadline approaching: the 2014 Torpedo Factory Visiting Artist Program

Are you an emerging or established artist who’s eager to see what it’s like to work in public? If so, we invite you to apply to our Visiting Artist Program, which offers a rare and wonderful opportunity: a Torpedo Factory residency of anywhere from one to four months. You’ll set up shop in the studio of an artist who’s traveling or on sabbatical, and you’ll agree to work in front of, and interact with, the public five days a week, including weekends, our busiest time.

The deadline for 2014 is fast approaching! The application period ends on January 31, 2014—and this year, for the first time, the process is entirely online. The fee is only $25, and residency costs range from around $180 to $480 per month, based on available studio space. Learn more and apply through

The juror for this year’s Visiting Artist Program is Zoma Wallace, a curator, arts administrator, and experimental artist who lives and works in her hometown of Washington, D.C. Since opening her first exhibition for Maryland Art Place’s “Curator Incubator” in 2008, Wallace has emerged as a fresh curatorial eye in our area. She has lectured at the James A. Porter Colloquium on African-American Art, moderated an international seminar on sustainability in contemporary art in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and served on the Visual Arts Committee for the esteemed D.C. Arts Center.

Wallace is currently making a splash as the Curator and Art Collections Manager for the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Washington’s only government agency dedicated to the advancement of art and culture. She manages the city’s growing collection of more than 2,700 works of fine and public art while creating a dynamic exhibition calendar for the city-owned Gallery at 200 Eye.

Our juror is looking forward to seeing your work—and we’re here to answer any questions you may have: write to We hope you’ll find the Visiting Artist Program the ideal opportunity to share your work, explore our community, and blaze surprising new paths in your career.

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