2019 Artist Occupied South Gallery Call For Entry

The Firehouse Art Center hosts 2 residencies each year, working in the South Gallery for three months before a culminating solo exhibition in the Main Gallery with the opportunity to guest curate the accompanying South Gallery show. In 2019, those residencies run from June – August (exhibit September) and November – January (exhibit February).

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.

Selected Artists will receive a $500 stipend, and are asked to work in the space for at least ten hours per week during open gallery hours.


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

Selection Criteria:
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

To apply, please email gallery@firehouseart.org with the following:
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

Submission Deadline March 20th.

Previous resident artists include Heather Kegel, Sean Faling, Jessica Forrestal, Chris Blume, Kaitlyn Tucek, and Roberta Restaino.