We currently have one artist opportunity.


The Artist Occupied program at the Firehouse Art Center is intended as a professional development opportunity for emerging and experienced visual artists, and to expose visitors to a working artist environment.

Residency begins: May 29/30, 2018
Residency ends: September 29, 2018
4 week solo exhibition of work created: September 5-29, 2018

Opportunity posted: Jan 26, 2018
Submission deadline: March 3 (5 weeks posted)
Artist confirmed by: March 17 (10 weeks before start date)

Application Requirements:
Site specific artist proposal for work to be completed during residency
Why you are interested in the residency
8-10 Images of recent work, showing style and technical skills
Artist statement; who you are and what you do
Artist resume
3 References
Contact details

350 sq ft studio space with natural light and tall ceilings
Private bathroom
Full sink with disposal
Trash & recycling
Basement storage available
24-hour access to the building
Wi-fi access

Benefits/Community engagement:
4 week solo exhibition in the main gallery
3 permanent studio artists working upstairs
50+ artist members
Studio visits with curators, artists and business owners
Peer oriented critiques; developed with artist after acceptance
Exposure at monthly events including; Film Night/2nd Fridays/Poetry + ARTWALK

Working professional
Priority given to those with a solid housing situation in the area/Housing is not provided

Merit of past work
Readiness to engage with and benefit from the residency
Potential to further develop an innovative creative practice and impact the community
Primary criteria for selection are conceptual innovation and technical proficiency of artwork
Site visit required for final round of selection

Statement of intent to be developed after site visit & acceptance
Studio access for events; not required to attend
Outreach component – Public reading, workshop, performance, etc.

15 Open hours a week (Weds-Fri 12-5 pm)/attendance negotiable – Visitors are invited and welcomed into artists’ studios to enjoy the art, watch artist at work, ask questions, and purchase original artwork. Allowing the public an extraordinary opportunity to share in the excitement and fascination of the creative process is an essential part of the residency.


Email your interest, proposal, statement, resume, refereces and images to Jessica Kooiman Parker – gallery@firehouseart.org