Liquitex 5-week Residency at Manufacturers Village / Residencies

February 5, 2021

Organization Name: Liquitex

Organization Location: East Orange, NJ

Type: Residencies

Fee: Free


Liquitex is pleased to announce an Open Call for a new residency program at Manufacturers Village, available to any US-based artist from the greater New York area for a 5-week period, from March 15 – April 19, 2021.

Applicants should be artists interested in working with our materials, specifically exploring Liquitex Acrylic Gouache. While the residency is designed to engage with artists interested in a project that will incorporate acrylic gouache, there is also an opportunity to choose any of our other materials. Artists are encouraged to explore a multi-media approach to the work they wish to realize on the residency.

What does this residency provide?

A 5-week residency from March 15 – April 19, 2021 in a private studio located at Manufacturers Village (located at 356 Glenwood Ave, East Orange, NJ 07019)

A supply of Liquitex materials of the artists choice, up to $1500.00

Acrylic gouache in a range of colors

Mentoring to help you develop your practice

Ongoing technical support from Liquitex’s resident artist for any questions about Liquitex materials

An opportunity to sell artwork at Manufacturers Village Open Studio

Who is eligible to apply?

Any US-based artist from the greater New York area. Applicants must be able to provide their own travel.

Visual artists with a minimum active art practice of at least two years.

Artists must not be engaged in another residency during the residency period.

Applicants currently lacking a designated studio for their practice are preferred.

What are the criteria and procedure for selection?

The selection will be based on the artistic quality of their work, likely benefit to the artist of the residency, and the artist’s interest in engaging with Liquitex materials and embracing the overall residency experience.

The selection process will be conducted by a jury consisting of London-based artist Rebecca Byrne, New York-based art writer Brian Boucher and San Francisco-based artist Erik Parra.

The judges will select the candidate after a review of all digital submissions; on this occasion we will not be able to judge work in person.

Application Deadline:  February 5, 2021, 12:00 pm

To apply, please see go to our application portal on Zealous.

You will be asked to provide a proposal that outlines why you are interested in exploring Acrylic Gouache and Liquitex materials which includes:

A short statement about why this opportunity would be meaningful to you and what you would intend to make (200 word maximum)

An up-to-date resume

A 150-word bio

Up to 10 images maximum of your work in a jpeg format, each file to be no more than 1MB

Links to your website and any social media profiles you maintain

A URL for the judges to review if you have a time-based practice

Additional terms:

Applicants must agree to regularly share images of work in progress with Liquitex and participate in any photography and films produced by Liquitex during the residency. These images/films may be used in Liquitex digital, print and public platforms, as well as any media channels they choose.

Artists will be asked to contribute a piece of work to the Liquitex art collection at the completion of the residency.

If selected, the artist will be asked to sign an agreement with Liquitex that includes terms and conditions around the residency. While we are happy to consider any reasonable requests for amendments, an agreement is required before beginning the residency.

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