HOW TO APPLY
In Cahoots Residency is designed for people who have prior experience in art. A portfolio of 8-10 images of artwork (or 3 writing samples) is required for the application. You must be 18 years or older to apply. With a focus on community and inclusion, we welcome adult artists of all ethnicities, religions, ages, genders, physical abilities, financial status and educational backgrounds. At this time, we do not allow spouses, pets and children to attend with artist residents. Our programming may include specific dates for family sessions in the future.
When to Apply
Applications for all residencies are accepted twice a year: June 1 and October 1. Applications open 6 weeks before the deadline.
June 1 deadline: applications for grants and priority choice of dates for residencies taking place from January to June of 2020. Application period is April 15- June 1.
October 1 deadline: applications for grants and priority choice of dates for residencies taking place from July to December of 2020. Application period is August 15-October 1.
Notification of acceptance/denial will be sent out 4-6 weeks after the deadline.
No grant applications will be considered after the deadlines in June and October.
At other times of the year, applications are accepted on a rolling basis for any remaining spots in the current calendar year, or to fill a cancellation. Artists applying on a rolling basis will be notified of acceptance/denial within two weeks of their application. The residency calendar below will be updated to show any available dates, and you are encouraged to email the residency to confirm these dates before sending in an application.
Regular ApplicationTo apply, artists fill out an online form and submit it with an entry fee of 25 dollars. The link can be found below. For artists who choose to apply as a collaborative team, each artist should complete a separate entry form with all necessary information, and make a clear note on the application that you are applying as a team. For those who have limited access to the internet, a paper form can be mailed to you. Please call the residency to inquire. The residency sessions for 2019 are now completely booked. If you are interested in applying to be on the waiting list, we welcome your application as spots do occasionally open up.
Information requested on the Regular Application includes:
- Contact information and emergency contact
- Questions: Introduction, description of creative process, project proposal, specific equipment needs and prior experience with this equipment
- 8-10 images and image list (for visual artists), 3 writing samples (for writers)
To apply, artists fill out an online form and submit it with an entry fee of 25 dollars. The link can be found below. Grant Applications are accepted twice a year. Four full grant awards are available each year, two for residencies taking place between January and June (deadline June 1) and two for residencies between July and December (deadline October 1). No grant applications will be considered after the deadlines.
The Full Grant Residency is designed for artists for whom this residency experience would otherwise be out of reach financially. Any working artist is welcome to apply, but we especially welcome applications from emerging artists and writers with less than 10 years of experience in the field, recent students, those who are returning to art after another career, and adjunct teachers. If you apply for a grant and are not awarded one, your application will automatically be considered for a paid residency spot.
The Grant Application requires the regular application information listed above as well as:
- Questions: Why are you a strong candidate for an In Cahoots Residency grant, description of financial need and artistic merit
- Names and contact information for 3 references
The deadline for 2019 Grant Applications has now passed.
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|Independent Artist||$550/$465 students||$900/$765 students||$1550/$1315 students|
|Focused Mentorship I||$800/$680 students||$1150/$975 students||$1800/$1530 students|
|Focused Mentorship II||$1175/$995 students||$1525/$1295 students||$2175/$1845 students|
Residency and Mentorship OptionsIndependent Artist- this type of residency allows for individual (or collaborative) work time with the support of In Cahoots staff for brief questions or equipment demos.
Focused Mentorship I- this residency includes individual (or collaborative) work time, plus 5 hours of mentorship/questions/equipment demos with the residency director, Macy.
Focused Mentorship II- this residency includes individual (or collaborative ) work time, plus 5 hours of mentorship/questions/equipment demos, plus 5 hours of focused instruction with the residency director, Macy.
Additional mentorship options are available at $50/hour. Please inquire.
Additional instruction options are available at $75/hour. Please inquire.