Residency Application

Makers Circle Independent Residency Program provides live/work space to both emerging and professional photographers and makers. You can find more information about our independent residency program here.  If you are looking for no-fee residency please apply to one of our thematic residencies. Thematic residencies are often grant subsidized and have more financial aide and financial flexibility.

Independent residencies are designed for artist who are capable of starting and completing processes on their own. A 20-minute studio orientation is provided on your first day. If you want support with a particular process, please inquire about facilitated residencies (check yes on the form below). PLEASE read “What to Know Before Visiting” before submitting your application.

Residency Fee:

Residency fee covers your studio and lodging. Travel, food and most supplies are covered by the artist.

One week: $350

Two weeks: $700

Three weeks: $1050

Four weeks: $1400

Scholarships: A very limited number scholarships are available. We acknowledge the financial and cultural inequity that exists in many arts institutions and feel committed to extending our resources and support to people from communities that have been marginalized, oppressed and/or economically disadvantaged. We are actively fundraising and hope to build our base of support very soon. 

Work Trade: We have a small number of work trade positions available each year to help cover all or part of your residency fees. Be prepared to provide work references.

Skillshare: On occasion, Makers Circle will have a need for a very specific skill such as website building, plumbing, electrical, gardening, or special printing skills, etc. During times of special need we will announce specific work trade opportunities on our website and prioritize residents who have the special skills we need. References will be required.

To apply for a residency please follow these steps:

  • Fill out the Application Form (located below) and click submit

  • Email the following attachments to:

    • Artist Statement

    • If you have not provided a website link in your application, please submit 10-12 JPG images or one writing sample. Each file cannot exceed 3 MB in size. When submitting writing samples, they should not exceed 10 pages and should include your name, title of work, and date written. 

    • Image list with title, medium, and year should be included if you submitted images. 

    • Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume is required if you are requesting a work-exchange or skill-share position. For all others, a CV or Resume is helpful, but not required. 

Once we review your application we will email you to schedule a phone interview. 

Name *
If you have a personal or professional website, please share that address here.
We will never share your phone number with anyone else. If your international/overseas number does not fit into the form fields, please email it to us with your support material.
Arrival Date *
Arrival Date
When would you like to arrive?
Departure Date *
Departure Date
When would you like to leave? Yes, you have to go home. Average stay is 3 weeks.
Tell us about your project/body of work...
Be specific. This helps us match you to the right studio space for your residency. Example: I will be completing a portfolio of 16x20 silver gelatin prints...
Studio Spaces *
What kind of workspace(s) will you need? Choose all that apply. Take your best guess.
Would you like information on facilitated studio sessions? *
Makers Circle offers support in the form of reduced fee private and semi-private workshops to resident artists who want to build skill or need specific support to achieve their residency goals. Example: creating customized digital negatives or learning a specific printing process. If you are working independently and need help, assistance with processes can be scheduled at $50 per hour.
If you are requesting a workexchange scholarship please let us know.
If not, please read before submitting your application.