VISARTS RESIDENT ARTIST PROGRAM

  • New applicants for studio space are eligible for up to two one year extensions for a maximum term of three years.
  • The studios that are currently available for rent lease for $336.83 per month. The square footage of each of these studios is approximately 188 square feet.
  • Monthly studio rental includes utilities, common area cleaning and twenty-four hour access to studios. Each studio comes with a large utility sink. All studio artists are required to give a security deposit of one months rent to cover any damages. This will be returned to them minus any charges for damage when they leave VisArts. Artists are required to return studios to VisArts in the same condition they were given upon signage of the first lease agreement.
  • Artists are required to actively work in their studios thirty (30) hours per week, and are encouraged to display works of art for public viewing. At least 15 of those hours must coincide with hours that the gallery is open to the public.
  • Artists must attend studio artist meetings and are encouraged to actively promote their studios as well as VisArts. Resident artists must open their studios for all exhibitions opening receptions (approximately six per year).
  • Studios may be used for art making purposes only.
  • Artists are required to participate in two VisArts community events per year.
  • Artists working in all media are welcome to apply but VisArts cannot support the use of hazardous materials that require specific ventilation requirements.
  • VisArts will take no commission from sales of work from the resident artist studios. Artists are responsible for all aspects of sales and related tax responsibilities for work sold in their studios.
  • VisArts provides, at no cost to the artists, Internet access to each studio. Because of our limited bandwidth and the amount of internal usage, artists may have difficulty when attempting to stream videos or music. VisArts will provide an Ethernet connection to artists if they so desire.
  • Artists are strongly encouraged to purchase insurance to cover their artwork and materials. VisArts does not cover property in artist studios.
  • Artists are required to have the same insurance coverage that VisArts is required to carry under our lease with the City of Rockville. (One million dollars of general liability insurance covering bodily injury, property damage and personal injury insurance with VisArts named as an additional insured party.)