Work-Exchange & Skill-share Application

Makers Circle Residency Program provides live/work space to both emerging and professional photographers and makers. You can find more information about our residency program here.  Work-exchange agreements include free housing and use of assigned studios and darkrooms in exchange for 3-4 hours of work per day (hours are often flexible). 

Current work exchange positions:

  • Administrative Assistant

  • Social Media & Marketing Assistant

  • Handy Woman/Man

  • Gardener

  • Herbalist

  • Camera Builder

  • Alt Process Printer

  • Digital Negative Expert

  • House/Studio Cleaner

  • Carpenter

  • Plumber

Application Deadline: Applications are received year-round, on a rolling basis, until all slots are filled. 

To apply for a work-exchange residency please follow these steps:

  • Fill out the Application Form (located below), after reading What To Know Before Visiting, and click submit

  • After you submit the application, please email the following to

    • Resume and/or CV

    • If you do not have a resume or CV then please send names and contact information (phone and email) for two professional references that can vouch for your skills, experience, and work habits. 

  • If you do not have a website that features current work, please submit the following to 5-15 JPG images. Filmmakers and New Media artists can submit one short film clip or trailer. Writers can submit a writing sample, not to exceed five pages. 

Selected applicants will be emailed and a phone interview will be scheduled. Please feel free to contact us with any questions. 

Name *
If you have a personal or professional website, please share that address here.
Phone *
We will never share your phone number with anyone else.
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.
Studio Spaces *
What kind of work space(s) will you need? Choose all that apply.
What work exchange position(s) are you interested in. *
Check all that apply.