The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center is accepting applications for its 2018-2019 Artist Residency program. The deadline for applications is April 22, 2018, at midnight.
The intentions of the program are to assist talented, self-directed and committed artists in the creation of work by providing necessary financial support, access to high-end facilities and proper technical assistance and education. Our hope is to create a transformative experience that enriches the individual artist and the community of PPAC.
Accepted artists will receive a $3,000 honorarium, will have printer and scanner hourly rental fees waived and will receive a $1,500 credit to be applied to ink usage fees and paper in the Artist Lab. If necessary, a $1,000 stipend will be provided for travel and/or housing.
The length of each individual residency is restricted to a month, but the timing is flexible. Artists should propose a project that fits within the residency term of June 1, 2018 to May 1, 2019.
Artists should propose projects that benefit from the dialogue and education that will take place in PPAC’s Artist Lab and the month long residency should be used to advance your artistic practice in a meaningful way. Artists may submit proposals that include the continuation or completion of work already in process, or the creation of new work.
Accepted artists will be required to work collaboratively with PPAC to design two public program events. These programs are open to interpretation and have no bearing on final selections. Please do not include proposals for these events in your application.
Because the Artist Residency program is intended to support working artists, students are not eligible to apply.
Required Application Materials
All artists must propose a project within the month long residency term. A letter of intent should clearly address the goals and expected outcomes of the residency, give a specific time frame, along with a preferred month of participation and should outline which lab equipment will be used. A separate artist statement should discuss your most recent work and should clearly outline your process and personal interest in making the work. And a $25 application fee to offset costs in accepting and reviewing application materials.
Application materials will be reviewed by PPAC’s Artist Residency Committee. PPAC is unable to respond to inquires about the status of a submission, nor is the Artist Residency Committee able to offer feedback or reasoning for rejected submissions.
- $25 application fee
- Letter of intent
- One page artist statement
- 15 – 20 jpegs of work related to the intended project, or recent work
Juror: Lucy Gallun, Assistant Curator, Department of Photography, The Museum of Modern Art
2 Artists will win $5,000 each and concurrent solo exhibitions from April 11, 2019 – May 25, 2019
Submission Dates: February 1 – June 1, 2018
Entry Fee: $30 for a maximum of 10 images
Applicants should submit:
- Up to 10 images
- Artist Statement
For more information visit: www.philaphotoarts.org
About Lucy Gallun
Lucy Gallun is Assistant Curator in the Department of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. She has curated or co-curated several recent exhibitions at MoMA including Being: New Photography 2018 (upcoming); Unfinished Conversations: New Work from the Collection (2017); Nan Goldin: The Ballad of Sexual Dependency (2016-17); Ocean of Images: New Photography 2015 (2015-16); Soldier, Spectre, Shaman: The Figure and the Second World War (2015-16); and Art on Camera: Photographs by Shunk-Kender, 1960–1971 (2015). Gallun is also co-editor of Photography at MoMA, a three-volume history of photography at the Museum. Prior to joining the Department of Photography at MoMA, Gallun was the Whitney Lauder Curatorial Fellow at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in Philadelphia, and she was a Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellow at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program (ISP).
The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2009 and is dedicated to fostering the study, practice, and appreciation of contemporary photography. These three pillars of PPAC’s mission support the production and exhibition of work at the leading edge of photographic practice, in-depth education, and innovative programming connecting artists with audiences, engaging them as more than just passive viewers of work, but as part of the creative process.