ARTIST IN RESIDENCE (AiR) INFORMATION
Founded in 2007, Spiro Arts Artist in Residence (AiR) program features a diverse community of visual artists, composers, and writers from around the world. The program grants residents the opportunity to live and work as a part of a creative and supportive community, in a beautiful historic setting. The AiR sessions run from May through June each year, featuring residents selected from an applicant pool working in a variety of genres and mediums. Criteria of selection includes overall quality of work, originality, and potential for growth. Applicants are selected by a jury of professionals including: working artists/composers/writers, former residents, curators, university professors, gallery owners, and community leaders.
Spiro Arts is dedicated to supporting the residents in the creation of new works by offering an environment that promotes risk-taking and innovation. Each residency term is approximately six weeks in length, with four to five participants per term. All residents are expected to stay for the entire residency period, and may not arrive early or depart late.
The residencies are fully subsidized: each resident receives shared housing (private room/bath) in a fully furnished condo, ample studio space with 24/7 access, along with a $600.00 (USD) stipend to help defray the cost of food, travel, and materials.
All residents are responsible for their own food, travel, materials, shipping, specialized tools, and fees for work done outside the premises of Spiro Arts.
Resident studios are semi-private, located at Park City Mountain Resort. Each resident will receive adequate working space, tables,
storage, and access to natural light. See the
facilities tab for more info.
Eligibility and Guidelines
Spiro Arts accepts Artist in Residence applications from emerging and established visual artists, composers, and writers based on the capacity to accommodate the applicant's medium or working style. Residents working with toxic materials, hazardous machinery will not be considered due to limitations within the central studio building. Please see the facilities page to learn more about the studio spaces, and available tools. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us.
All applicants must download and complete a current Artist in Residence application, and submit a non-refundable application fee. Applications must be received by the requested date/time. Incomplete or late applications will not be reviewed or returned. Spiro Arts does not accept online submissions. Former Spiro Arts residents may apply, however priority is given to new applicants. A basic command of the English language is necessary of all applicants. Applicants will be notified via email regarding the jury’s decision.
Upon acceptance into the Artist in Residence program, all residents must submit a series of signed contracts, lease agreement, along with a housing/studio deposit payment of $300.00 (USD) to be refunded at the end of the residency term.
Residents are requested to credit/acknowledge Spiro Arts when the work they make here is subsequently exhibited or published, and to provide a minimum of ten quality images of their work for Spiro Arts website, archives and publications.
Spiro Arts encourages interactions with the community, and requires that all accepted residents be prepared to engage the public in the studio building, Silver Star development, and public areas. All residents are required to work in their studio space a minimum of 30 hours per week. The Artist in Residence application includes a Community Outreach section, please make a selection or create one of your own by selecting (other). In addition, each resident must take part in the Open Studio event at the end of the residency term. The public may be invited to work-in-progress receptions, and studio visits do take place from time to time.
Spiro Arts will provide an introductory orientation of the studio building and grounds, but does not provide technical assistance on projects, materials, or personal equipment.
2013 Artist in Residence Dates
May 13 - June 24th
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