Lighthouse Immersive, the producers of Immersive Van Gogh, the visually striking exhibition captivating audiences with post-Impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh’s incredible works of art, is inviting local area artists to apply to the Artist-In-Residence program in cities across the United States. Local artists can apply for the opportunity to create and cultivate work in a unique space over the course of a 4 to 6-week residency around the theme of well-known artists like Vincent van Gogh, Frida Kahlo, and Gustav Klimt. This is a wonderful paid opportunity for artists to build connections, expand creative networks, collaborate, and share work with other artists and the general public.
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All local visual artists are welcome to apply. Artists should be local to the city where they are applying, should have an inventory of work to display and sell*, be comfortable working within the venue in front of exhibit attendees and bring the necessary materials to create visual artwork onsite. Visual artwork is defined as painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, photography, or crafts such as jewelry making.
*Art style does not have to relate to the exhibit theme when applying for a residency.
This residency will offer a unique chance for artists to engage with the local community and like-minded art lovers who visit Lighthouse Artscape exhibits. There will be additional promotional opportunities for artists to be featured on social media pages and a feature interview by the in-house publication, smART Magazine by Lighthouse Immersive.
Check out smART Magazine by Lighthouse Immersive.
The residency is designed for participation over a period of 4-6 weeks, covering a presence at Lighthouse Immersive venues for a maximum of 40 hours per week, on Wednesdays through Sundays during afternoons, evenings, and weekends. We do not track hours, preferring an honour-system whereby artists schedule themselves around peak times of the exhibit.
Provided resources will be coordinated by the onsite venue manager. Resources vary by venue but basic inclusions are:
Additional resource requests may be submitted for approval but cannot be guaranteed. Please complete the resource request section of the application.
Lighthouse Immersive offers an hourly fee based on a commitment of hours per week spent at the exhibit, to be paid out at the end a residency, depending on the residency length. A bi-weekly option is available for 6-week residencies. Attendance during the peak hours of afternoons, evenings, and weekends is preferred.
Residencies are awarded by impartial adjudicators on the basis of availability, submitted material, and a statement of intent describing how an artist will utilize their time at the exhibit. There is no firm deadline for submissions; applications will be kept on file for consideration in future placements unless expressly withdrawn.
The selection panel will pay close attention to maintain racial, social, and gender equity and offer equal opportunities to all the applicants Where possible, applicants will be notified of their acceptance status no later than 10 business days prior to a residency start date.