Eliot School 2024 Artist in Residence Application
We are excited to invite you to apply for the 2024 Artist in Residence program at the Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts! Below is some information outlining the program. You can find more information about the program and past residencies at https://eliotschool.org/programs/artists-residence. We look forward to learning about your practice through your application!
Our application process is structured in two parts to respect applicants' time. Round 1 is this brief written application, submitted via SurveyMonkey. After Round 1, 3 finalists will be chosen to submit a full project proposal and present to our Teen Bridge program.
The Eliot School Artist in Residence program engages a Boston-based artist each year to work closely with a group of art-passionate teens from our Teen Bridge Program to produce a body of art with thoughtful community engagement at its core. Artists in Residence plan and execute a project in collaboration with teen artists. The program supports practicing artists whose creative practice is rooted in relevant social issues and community engagement, with a particular interest in youth.
During the residency, the artist receives administrative support, a space to make work with the teens, a stipend of $10,000, and an opportunity to showcase the final work through a gallery exhibition or other culminating event.
What is now the Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts began as a grammar school in 1676 named after John Eliot, a missionary figure with a complex and violent legacy, known for establishing Praying Towns where Native communities were acculturated to Christianity. In order to better fulfill our mission – to inspire lifelong learning in craft and creativity for all – the Eliot School has integrated racial equity into its vision and strategy, and sees reckoning with John Eliot’s legacy as part of our equity mandate. In that spirit, our goal for our 2024 Artist in Residence program is to continue to explore themes of reckoning with inheritance, resistance and resilience, and youth voice that underlie our commitment to equity. For the 2024 Artist in Residence cycle we highly encourage Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) artists, as well as those impacted by the themes to apply to ensure their voices are centered in this important conversation.
To be considerate of applicants’ time, the selection process is a two-part process. All applicants are invited to complete this part of the application.
- Part One is a written application that checks eligibility and provides an overview of the Artist’s practice, past work with community engagement, and connection to the themes of the residency. Part One is due on December 11, 2022 at 11:59 pm.
Decisions on Part One applications will be released on December 20th, 2022. Three finalists will be invited to complete Part Two of the application process.
- Part Two will require a full written proposal that includes a specific theme, project, and other details, as well as a presentation to Teen Bridge Artists. Written proposals will be due by January 13, 2023. Presentations will occur on Saturday, January 21, 2023. We understand that the specific theme and outcome will be transformed as a result of thoughtful community engagement. All participants will receive a stipend of $100 to complete Part Two.
December 11, 2022: Round 1 of application due
December 20, 2022: Decisions on Round 1 released; 3 finalists invited to continue to Round 2
January 13, 2023: Round 2 written proposal due
January 21st, 2023: Finalists present to Teen Bridge panel
January 23rd, 2023: Final decisions released