The Project Space is a studio workspace residency at VSW for artists working primarily but not exclusively in photography, book art, film, and media art.

  • The Project Space is a studio workspace for artists working primarily but not exclusively in photography, book art, film, and media art. Each year, a committee of VSW staff and outside artists and curators review applications and select 20 artists for 4-week terms. Two artists are usually in residence at a time: one is local/regionally-based, and one national/international artist is housed in an apartment within walking distance to VSW. Each artist receives 24hr access to a private studio, a stipend of $1000, a $500 travel budget for those from outside the region, and a supplies budget of $250. Residents receive the support of VSW’s digital printing technician, program assistants, consultations with photography, book art, and media art curators on staff, as well as research support in VSW’s collections.

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    The Project Space provides artists the opportunity to experiment with new work, new display strategies, and to have discussions with critics, curators, graduate students, and the community-at-large about works-in-progress. An introductory event within the VSW community and a public talk or open studio session are the only activities required of the resident.

    The residency is open to all adults except those enrolled in higher education programs at the time of the residency. This policy is due to restrictions of our funders. We do not offer residencies to current VSW staff or board.

    Next open call will be for AIR’s starting September 2023.

    Call opens: Winter 2023
    Deadline: TBD
    Notification: Early Summer 2023

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    Artist residencies at VSW are supported in part by Joy of Giving Something Foundation, The Max and Marian Farash Foundation, The County of Monroe, The New York State Council on the Arts & the National Endowment for the Arts Media Arts Program.

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