Application period is closed. Thank you!
Applications are considered on a rolling basis. All applications must be submitted online. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
ResidencyX is welcome to artists from a broad array of fields and inquiries. Disciplines may include, but are not limited to: poetry, fiction, comics, literary nonfiction, visual art, architecture, design, music composition, performance, and film & video.
Residencies will be offered solely based on the quality and excellence of the applicant’s work; to that end, emerging as well as established artists are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be 18 years of age and older to be eligible.
Flying Object encourages applications from artists from the widest range of demographics and backgrounds. Flying Object does not not discriminate against anyone on the basis of race, sex, color, creed, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, national origin or ancestry, disability, HIV status, or any other basis prohibited by law.
The ResidencyX non-refundable application fee is $20. There are no other residency fees.
Applicants may request to live and work in the space for a maximum of 6 weeks. There is no minimum stay.
If selected, residents will, with the assistance of the Flying Object staff, begin developing their projects. During the period leading up to their residency, residents will be expected to work with Flying Object to develop a series of programs during their stay (for example: workshops, lectures, book discussions, presentations, performances, exhibitions, online features, or publications).
Applicants must note their preferred dates and duration of residency at Flying Object in their application.
Flying Object’s staff will coordinate the scheduling of each residency after final selections are made.
Applicants may request up to $1,500* that can be used for project supplies and services, meals, vehicle rental and other expenses. Travel costs may not be included in the stipend request.
For example: A resident may request $1,500 for 3 weeks of residency, $500 for one week, $750 for one week, and so on. Any combination will be considered.
*Supplemental funds (up to an additional $1,500 or a maximum of $3,000) may be requested and must be explained in detail.
Flying Object welcomes collaborative pairs. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate collaborations that are larger than 2 individuals. A collaborative pair will be treated as a single “resident,” and as such should submit a single application. Collaborators will be expected to share any stipend they receive as they see fit.
Because ResidencyX expects its selected residents to interact with the space and community (through, for example, workshops, exhibitions, book discussions, or lectures), applicants are required to submit project proposals with their applications. The project proposal (along with work samples) is the most important component of the application and should be carefully considered. Proposals should not exceed one page, and should address the following:
1. Relevant texts, video, audio, etc, that will be used in their research, project, and public programs.
2. A plan to engage the public through programming while they are in residence. Additional engagement with audiences through the Flying Object website should also be suggested if applicable.*
*By making ResidencyX programs and facilities open to the public, Flying Object seeks to provide an environment wherein audiences are exposed to connections between art, education, cultural production and distribution, politics, and so on. Programs should be designed to create an immersive, open, and interactive experience in order to foster dialogue among the residents and the general public. Experimentation and community participation is encouraged, as well as diversity and hybridity between disciplines and mediums. The possibilities are limitless, but here are a few foundational suggestions:
- Lecture/seminar series
- Panel discussions
- Film screenings
- Music/dance performances
- Theatre performances
- Book clubs
3. How and with whom the applicant(s) intend to collaborate (if applicable).
4. How a culminating exhibition, if any, will reflect the applicant's project and time at Flying Object.
Flying Object encourages experimentation, and understands that projects may evolve or change during the project development period and residency.
ADDITIONAL REQUIRED MATERIALS:
1. Work Samples (only those that relate to your project/discipline/interests are necessary for this application):
- Images: A single PDF slideshow with up to 15 images at 300 dpi.
- Text: A single PDF file with no more than 10 pages of text.
- Video: A pdf with URLs directing us to up to 3 videos that have been previously uploaded online (for example, to Vimeo or Youtube). Include a password if the videos are protected.
- Audio: Upload up to 15 minutes of audio (as mp3).
- Websites (personal or project-based)
2. Applicants should submit between 1 and 3 letters of recommendation.
Applicants who are accepted and have completed the residency program may not re-apply. Applicants who are not accepted are welcome to re-apply for later dates.
Flying Object ecourages applicants from all geographical locations and cultural backgrounds. Writers who work in a language other than English are welcome to apply if they can supply translations of the work as well as originals. Flying Object does not provide an interpreter for residents who speak little or no English.
All transportation related to ResidencyX is the responsibility of the resident. Reliable public transportation (and helpful people) are easily accessible from our facilities. Meals (besides those that are built into our schedule) are not provided at ResidencyX. Selected residents will be expected, in most cases, to provide their own linens. More detailed information on logistics will be sent to applicants who have been selected to participate.