Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Master Artists-in-Residence Program

I’ve always been intrigued by this residency program because it combines time to work with a focused workshop setting. Usually, the times I’m available to apply do not coordinate with artists-in-residence who are writers instead of visual artists (drawing: NOT part of my skill set).

Now’s the time to apply if you’d like to work with one of these writers. (Be sure to investigate the website carefully; each writer has a different focus and different application requirements.)


KELLY CHERRY, fiction/poetry
HONOR MOORE, non-fiction/poetry

October 13 – November 2
Application Deadline: May 23, 2008 (postmark)

Since 1982, Atlantic Center's residency program has provided artists from all artistic disciplines with spaces to live, work, and collaborate during three-week residencies. Located just four miles from the east coast beaches of central Florida, the pine and palmetto wooded environment contains award-winning studios that include a resource library, painting studio, sculpture studio, music studio, dance studio, black box theater, writers' studio, and digital computer lab. Each residency session includes three master artists of different disciplines. The master artists each personally select a group of associates - talented, emerging and midcareer artists - through an application process administered by ACA. During the residency, artists participate in informal sessions with their group, collaborate on projects, and work independently on their own projects. The relaxed atmosphere and unstructured program provide considerable time for artistic regeneration and creation. Atlantic Center for the Arts provides housing (private room/bath with work desk), weekday meals (provided by ACA chef) and 24 hour access to shared studio space. Financial Aid is available to qualified applicants.

For more information on how to apply, please telephone (386) 427-6975 or (800) 393-6975 (domestic US only) or visit www.atlanticcenterforthearts.org or email us at program@atlanticcenterforthearts.org.

* All applications must be postmarked by the application deadline date.


DC-area author Leslie Pietrzyk explores the creative process and all things literary.