Artists are expected to take advantage of the support we provide—funding, housing, 24/7 access to the studio, technical assistance—to more fully develop their practice and create new work. Residents are also requested to comply with the following expectations.
I. Documentation of New Work and Acknowledgments
Archive materials Artists are expected to provide 6-10 good digital images of the work created at Sculpture Space, preferably before leaving, and a complete slide script. This is in addition to the 10 representative images submitted with their application. These will become part of the Sculpture Space archives, and may also be used for grant writing, curatorial and website purposes. These images must be provided within one month of a completed residency. Artists will not receive final stipend until these are received. Artists who have worked at Sculpture Space become part of the Sculpture Space family and are urged to keep their office file current, mail show announcements and more to the office on a regular basis; information of recent accomplishments may be published in the newsletter. Files may be reviewed by curators for possible exhibition opportunities.
Acknowledgment Resident artists are expected to acknowledge Sculpture Space’s contribution to the production of pertinent work in all subsequent publicity related to their exhibition, catalogue, publication, or commission created wholly or in part at Sculpture Space.
II. Use of Studio and Housing
Studio/Facilities Care During their residency artists are expected to be responsible for keeping the studio bathrooms and kitchen clean (please pick up after yourselves) and to clean up excessive amounts of sawdust, metal or other debris in their workspace on a regular basis. When their residency is over, artists are expected to leave the studio in the condition they found it, i.e., sweep, plaster holes, paint, etc.
Sales If a resident artist sells a piece of work during their residency, e.g. someone buys their work after seeing it at a work-in-progress reception or otherwise learns of their work through their Sculpture Space residency, Sculpture Space will receive a 25% commission. (Also see Removal/Storage of work.)
Removal/ Storage of Work Resident artists are expected to remove their work at the end of the residency. Any transportation costs and arrangements are the responsibility of the artist unless an agreement has been made with Sculpture Space. If work must be left at Sculpture Space, the artist will need to make special arrangements with the Director and Studio Manager. Any work left behind must be kept outside under a tarp provided by the artist and the artist must sign a release from liability for damage, theft, etc. Should Sculpture Space be able to find a buyer for the work during the 1st 6 months that it is stored here, we will expect to receive a 50% commission. The maximum time a piece can be kept here is 6 months, after which it will become the property of Sculpture Space
Post residency Studio Use Former resident artists (alumni artists) may make arrangements to rent the studio as many times as they want for a fee of $100 a week. The term will be determined by availability of space. Housing is also available at $120 a week, again, space permitting.