Note: Applications will be accepted through an online process only.
About the Program
Smack Mellon offers free studio space to eligible artists for an eleven-month period. The program provides artists working in all visual arts media a free private studio space and a $5000 fellowship (dependent upon funding). The program does not provide living space. Artists also have access to three shared common areas: a state-of-the-art digital production lab; a fabrication shop, and a kitchen/lounge area.The 2014 Studio Program will be housed on the lower level of Smack Mellon’s renovated building at 92 Plymouth Street. The residency will take place from May 15, 2014-April 15, 2015.
Studios range in size from 250 to 300 square feet. Not all studios have windows. Artists choose their studios through a lottery system. Artists who are accepted into the program must be prepared to actively use their studio a minimum of 50 hours a month or they will lose it.
All applicants must be US citizens or legal permanent residents of the United States, 18 years or older, may not be enrolled in any degree program and must be able to demonstrate need for a studio. Applicants may not be a resident artist in another studio program at the same time as the 2014-2015 Smack Mellon residency.
A panel of arts professionals and artists will review applications and select artists for the 2014-2015 season. Artists will be selected based on the quality of their work and their potential for making the most of their time in the program. The selection process will be completed by the end of February 2014.
Click HERE for the online application!