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Applications are now being accepted for the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program


Accepted artists are supported with a monthly stipend, studio, and house for one full year in Roswell, New Mexico. The deadline is March 15, 2019 with notifications by mid-May.

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Well known by visual artists as the "Gift of Time", the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program was established in 1967 to provide gifted studio based visual artists with the unique opportunity to concentrate on their work in a supportive, collegial environment for a whole year. This "Gift of Time" allows artists to work without distraction in an effort to break new ground and focus on individual goals.

The "Gift of Time" was uniquely conceived as a family program. All living facilities are separate, fully furnished three-bedroom houses. Artists accompanied by family dependents receive appropriately larger stipend benefits. Where a spouse is also an artist, provision for additional studio space may be possible with adequate advance notice. The diverse backgrounds and aesthetic interests of the residents inevitably lead to exciting and unexpected exchanges, and to lasting friendships.

Recognized nationally for its generous provisions, the "Gift of Time" is offered without obligation; there is no requirement to teach, lecture, donate work, or exhibit, though exhibitions are offered by the RMAC to resident artists. The "Gift of Time" is an opportunity for artists to explore ideas in depth, to take risks, and even to fail. While many artists do produce large bodies of work under the grant, the creative growth of the individual artist is the most significant product of the residency experience.

Artists are selected by invited independent jurors assembled about twelve months in advance of openings. Awards are based entirely upon the outstanding quality of the artist's work and their "statement of intent." Eligibility is limited to professional artists working in drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and other fine art media. Grants are not made in the disciplines of performance art or production crafts.

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