Verge Regional Residency
Call to Artists 2023
Artist in Residence
SPRING/SUMMER APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN
About the Residency
The purpose of the Verge Regional Residency Program is to give meaningful support to emerging and career artists from the Sacramento region. Our residency program provides visual artists financial support along with the time and space needed to concentrate on their work. This program aims to nurture local artists from a diverse range of backgrounds and disciplines. The VRRP provides artists with free workspace as well as a financial stipend in order to help them invest in their practice more deeply. Residents may evolve an existing body of work or embark on a one time special project that requires additional work space and financial investment. Visual artists working in all mediums and disciplines are welcome to apply. This program is made possible through the generous support of Katie Thomas and Richie Lawrence.
The 3-month Verge Residency is open to artists living locally (within a 35-mile radius of Sacramento)
- Artist work studio at Verge Center for the Arts
- $300 monthly stipend
- Participation in Verge programming
- Opportunity to continue a paid residency at the Verge at the close of VRRP (per availability)
- Free admission to all Verge member programs
- Access to a full service printmaking facility, kiln, and Risograph printer
- A 300 square foot studio at Verge with 24hr access
- Community of up to 55 artists working onsite at Verge
- North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Benefits
- Free attendance to Verge special events which coincide with the residency term
- January 20, 2023: Application Opens
- March 1, 2023: Application Closes at 11:59PM PST
- March 20, 2023: Artists Notified
- Spring Residency Term: April 1 – June 30, 2023
- Summer Residency Term: July 1 – September 30, 2023
Thanks for your interest in the Verge Regional Residency Program! Here are some instructions to help you complete your application. We suggest you copy and paste these instructions in a separate document so you can reference them throughout the application process. If you have any questions or would like to request an application fee waiver due to financial need, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application will ask you to choose a Category. Use the Category drop down menu to choose your desired residency term. You can also check whether you would like to be considered for a subsidized space in the event you are not selected for the VRRP.
The details for each term are as follows:
Spring Verge Residency: April 1 – June 30, 2023
Summer Verge Residency: July 1 – September 30, 2023
Next, the application will ask you for a title. In this field, please type your full name or artist name.
Next, you will enter your payment details to pay the $18 application fee or enter fee waiver.
Next, click the check box to agree to the terms and conditions.
Once you have chosen your residency term, typed in your application title, and accepted the terms and conditions, click the orange “Submit Entry Details” button.
A new screen will appear which prompts you to add an attachment from your computer. You will use this feature to upload 10 files.
9 of your files will be samples of your artwork.
1 of your files must be a PDF which includes the following:
Letter of Intent
Your letter should include a description of your artistic practice, an explanation of why you are specifically seeking an VRRP residency, where you currently make your artwork, and what you hope to accomplish while in this program.
Your CV should document your artistic experience. For example, it may include your educational background, art exhibitions, residencies, publications, projects, and any other professional experience related to your artistic practice.
Your image list should include titles, media, dimensions, and year for each artwork submitted.
Your reference list should include three professional references with their name, relationship, email address, and phone number. Please do not include letters.
Please note: You may add all of your files at one time OR you may sign back into the application and add the rest of your files at a later date. All application files must be uploaded by March 1, 2023 by 11:59 PM PST when the application closes.