Unique Accessibility-focused Online Arts Residency Program / Residencies

March 21, 2022

Organization Name: Socially Distant Art

Organization Location: Online

Type: Residencies

Fee: Free


Socially Distant Art (SDA) is seeking a new cohort of artists, creators, and organizers for a no-fee, accessibility-focused, virtual residency. Our residency is a self-paced and flexible program, structured around workshops, community gatherings, collaborative projects, and digital exhibitions that can be engaged synchronously or asynchronously. Those selected to the cohort can stay connected to and active within the community as long as they wish. Our program is designed for a 12-month workshop cycle for each incoming cohort, and residents can continue with the larger community beyond the initial year, if desired. Residents also have the flexibility to take a hiatus at any point, if needed.

Applications are open to national and international creatives of all experience levels and disciplines, including (but not limited to) visual artists, sound/audio artists, performers, composers, choreographers, writers, filmmakers, arts administrators, cultural leaders, and creative producers. We want applicants who have a sincere commitment to creating a more accessible and inclusive arts world and are interested in developing and participating in a new, digitally-based arts community.

To apply, fill out and submit our Resident Application Form along with the requested work samples before the deadline. Applicants will be notified of their selection by April 30, 2022

Socially Distant Art is a digitally-based, grassroots arts residency program with a focus on cultivating accessibility and inclusivity in our residents’ creative and organizational practices. We are shaping our program with an intersectional approach to accessibility, building our work upon innovations within mutual aid movements and the Disability Activism community.

Our residency program goals include:
– Creating a supportive and inclusive community for creators and arts leaders, especially for those who often face barriers to accessing the majority of arts opportunities;
– Providing artists, creators, arts administrators, and arts leaders with the knowledge and resources to make accessible art and art experiences;
– Exploring the concept of accessibility as it intersects with socioeconomic status, marginalized identities, and support systems.

To learn more about SDA and what we do, please visit our website SociallyDistantArt.org, follow us on Instagram @SociallyDistantArt, and check out our most recent digital exhibition LiminalBeings.art.


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