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The Fleur and Charles Bresler Residency at VisArts

Application Deadline:
November 11, 2015 before midnight
Application Fee:
$15.00

In honor of VisArts patrons, Fleur and Charles Bresler, VisArts offers local, national, and international artists a four month residency at the VisArts facility in Rockville, Maryland. The Bresler Residency provides a unique opportunity for a dynamic artist to create a new body of work or evolve an existing body of work in a stimulating environment and participate in a group exhibition within a year of the residency. Studio space will be provided free of charge in an environment that encourages interaction, dialogue and exploration both within the VisArts artist community and the larger Rockville community as well. VisArts is eco-friendly and seeks artists who are committed to using materials that are not harmful to the environment.

The Fleur and Charles Bresler Residency at VisArts invites applications and proposals from local, national and international artists for an 8 week residency at VisArts at Rockville. The Residency offers artists a dedicated studio, a supportive environment and the gift of time to plan, research, construct and present proposed projects. The Residency welcomes artists working in all media, but cannot support the use of hazardous materials that require specific ventilation requirements.

The Fleur and Charles Bresler Residency at VisArts offers:

  • 169 square foot studio with large windows, sink
  • Wireless internet access
  • 24-hour access to studio
  • Opportunity for presentation to the community

Application Deadline:November 11, 2015

*Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

(Note: Applicants must indicate two preferred residency dates (1st & 2nd choice)

Call for Proposals: F.E.A.S.T. at VisArts 2015

Application Deadline:
September 14, 2015 before midnight
Application Fee:
FREE

FEAST at VisArts 2015 (Funding Emerging Artist with Sustainable Tactics) is a bridge between artists and the community. FEAST is a public meal designed to use community-driven financial support to democratically fund new and emerging art makers. FEAST at VisArts 2015 will take place on September 27th on the Rooftop at VisArts in Rockville, Maryland, 11:30 to 2:30 p.m. Patrons will give a $30 donation for which they receive a delicious brunch of local food and a ballot. Diners listen to and review a series of project proposals and converse with the artists and thinkers behind each idea. Attendees cast a vote for their favorite proposal, and by the end of the event, the artist who garners the most votes is awarded a grant comprised of the event ticket money.

Deadline: Monday September 14, 2015 Midnight

Open Call for Exhibitions and Curatorial Projects

Application Deadline:
Ongoing
Application Fee:
$15.00

Artists and curators may submit unsolicited proposals for review.

Submissions will be reviewed every December.

Please keep in mind that submission does not guarantee acceptance. Exhibition plans are made 2 years in advance.

Incomplete submission packages will not be reviewed.

Applicants who have participated in a solo exhibition at VisArts within the past two years are not eligible to apply for a solo exhibition. Curators who have organized an exhibition at VisArts within the past two years are not eligible to submit a curatorial proposal.

VisArts Emerging Curator Program 2016

Application Deadline:
November 6, 2015 before midnight
Application Fee:
$15.00

VisArts invites applications from emerging curators to work with an experienced mentoring curator to develop and present an exhibition in the Kaplan Gallery at VisArts.

The VisArts Emerging Curator Program, funded by a generous grant from the Windgate Charitable Trust, offers a unique opportunity for an emerging curator to work with an experienced mentoring curator to develop and present an exhibition and to assist in the presentation of the mentor’s exhibition in the Kaplan Gallery at VisArts. In an effort to develop expanded education programming/enhanced visitor experiences, the 2016 Emerging Curator and the Mentoring Curator will also focus on developing tools, templates, technological enhancements and funding strategies to support public programming that promotes social interaction, creative exchange and audience engagement.

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