Residency Program

 

 

 

Micro Art Space was founded and directed in Cleveland, Ohio by artist Michelle Murphy. Although no longer a physical space in Cleveland, Micro Art Space remains online as an archive until Murphy completes graduate school at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and decides how to use this project/concept to serve an art community online or in her new residence in Chicago.

 

 

 

 

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CALL FOR ARTISTS for the 2015 Program – Local, National, & International Artists

WORKING IN ANY MEDIA (2-D, 3-D, photo, video, installation, performance, etc.)

Micro Art Space is approaching it’s second season as a new short-term residency program & gallery space located within a warehouse called 78th Street Studios in Cleveland, Ohio.  Artists chosen for the residency, conclude their experience with a solo or two-person exhibition open to the public during the high traffic indoor art walk (opening reception the third Friday of each month from 5-9pm)  It is typical for hundreds-thousands of visitors to see your work during the exhibition reception.

Cleveland, Ohio has a friendly and hardworking art community.  Micro Art Space is the perfect place to test & execute an exhibition for the public and for documentation.  Artists benefit from this comfortable Midwestern experience as a retreat and personal creative springboard to complete an idea or to try a new one.


2015 RESIDENCY PROGRAM FEATURES:

1.  a gallery space & studio workspace (within a warehouse building) open 24 hours a day

2.  FREE PRO PHOTOGRAPHY of the work produced and exhibited by each resident!

3.  LARGE AUDIENCE for your exhibition reception on the 3rd Friday of the Month (5pm-9pm)

4.  FREE GROCERIES! (alcohol is not included)

5.  use of new iMAC computer fully loaded with: flatbed scanner, Adobe Photoshop 6, Illustrator 6, InDesign 6; Adobe Premier 6, Final Cut Pro 10, Microsoft Word, Excel, Garage Band, etc. etc.

6.  use of digital projector (for painting/drawing/tracing enlargements or installation) + flatscreen tv for installation or video works

7.  weekly discussions and optional art outing and resident artists are the main focus of the (solo or 2-person) monthly exhibitions.

8.  use of drill, and various tools, we have some nice work-working tools to use, levels, ladder, hammer, gallery paint etc

9.  use of large painting easel

10.  FREE use of B&W laser printer

11.  The living area is a shared space (in a brick house) and includes 2 private bedrooms, living room, dining room, and a vegetarian friendly well equipped kitchen & full bath.

12.  bedding & towels provided

13.  vinyl lettering is provided for title of show and artist name for exhibition reception *if vinyl-based artwork is something you would like to try you may purchase vinyl rolls to create that work here!

14.  Affordable use of full color photo archival Epson Ink Jet 13″ wide printer


FLOORPLAN of the Gallery/Workspace:

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*Resident Artists tend to “spread out” and use the exhibition area to create their artworks during their stay.

 


1 Week Residency at Micro Art Space – $375 includes:

LivingFREE GROCERIES! (alcohol is not included); a comfy place to stay with Michelle and Matt at their residence on the west side of Cleveland, Ohio 5 miles away from the gallery/studio.  This includes access/use of our vegetarian-friendly food in our very well equipped kitchen, a private bedroom, a weekly provided home-cooked meal (and most likely many more), full shower/bath, etc.  Imagine a decent sized brick colonial in the Midwest, that’s it…wood burning fireplace and all.  Michelle & Matt have 1 big cuddley dog named Mister.  Please remember this if you have an allergy or just simply don’t like dogs…this is not the residency for you.  If you are not arriving with a personal vehicle and you are worried about the 5 mile trek to the studio, there are bikes available, or you can take the Rapid (Cleveland’s version of the Subway) Triskett to West Blvd.  Michelle will be back and forth a lot too, and will provide many rides for the resident artists.

Working –  use of gallery space & studio workspace (within a warehouse building) open 24 hours a day; FREE PRO PHOTOGRAPHY of the work produced and exhibited by each resident!; LARGE AUDIENCE for your exhibition reception on the 3rd Friday of the Month (5pm-9pm); use of new iMAC computer fully loaded with: flatbed scanner, Adobe Photoshop 6, Illustrator 6, InDesign 6, Adobe Premier 6, Final Cut Pro 10, Microsoft Word, Excel, Garage Band, etc. etc.; use of digital projector (for painting/drawing/tracing enlargements or installation) + flatscreen tv for installation or video works; use of drill, and various tools, we have some nice work-working tools to use, levels, ladder, hammer, gallery paint etc; use of large painting easel; FREE use of B&W laser printer; vinyl lettering is provided for title of show and artist name for exhibition reception *if vinyl-based artwork is something you would like to try you may purchase vinyl rolls to create that work here!; Affordable use of full color photo archival Epson Ink Jet 13″ wide printer

2-PERSON Exhibition (if you become the 1 and only resident participating during your stay a SOLO-Exibition may occur) – every artist is expected to have an exhibition in the Gallery opening the Third Friday of the Month (reception 5pm-9pm).  Residencies will commence with that deadline in mind.  Artists are encouraged to be prepared for the exhibition or rise to the challenge of this opportunity with new work.  It is the perfect place to design, execute, and document an exhibition idea.  There are many viewers that attend the buildings’ art walk.  Audience participation/performances/installations etc. are all possibilities too.  Michelle is a professional photographer, and each artist will receive professional quality digital files of their exhibition.  Artists working in any media are encouraged to apply.  The exhibition space is roughly 20 feet long x 12 feet wide.  If a solo exhibition of your work is desired/required…artists are encouraged to consider a 2 week residency.


2 Week Residency at Micro Art Space – $550 includes:

LivingFREE GROCERIES! (alcohol is not included); a comfy place to stay with Michelle and Matt at their residence on the west side of Cleveland, Ohio 5 miles away from the gallery/studio.  This includes access/use of our vegetarian-friendly food in our very well equipped kitchen, a private bedroom, a weekly provided home-cooked meal (and most likely many more), full shower/bath, etc.  Imagine a decent sized brick colonial in the Midwest, that’s it…wood burning fireplace and all.  Michelle & Matt have 1 big cuddley dog named Mister.  Please remember this if you have an allergy or just simply don’t like dogs…this is not the residency for you.  If you are not arriving with a personal vehicle and you are worried about the 5 mile trek to the studio, there are bikes available, or you can take the Rapid (Cleveland’s version of the Subway) Triskett to West Blvd.  Michelle will be back and forth a lot too, and will provide many rides for the resident artists.

Working –  use of gallery space & studio workspace (within a warehouse building) open 24 hours a day; FREE PRO PHOTOGRAPHY of the work produced and exhibited by each resident!; LARGE AUDIENCE for your exhibition reception on the 3rd Friday of the Month (5pm-9pm); use of new iMAC computer fully loaded with: flatbed scanner, Adobe Photoshop 6, Illustrator 6, InDesign 6, Adobe Premier 6, Final Cut Pro 10, Microsoft Word, Excel, Garage Band, etc. etc.; use of digital projector (for painting/drawing/tracing enlargements or installation) + flatscreen tv for installation or video works; use of drill, and various tools, we have some nice work-working tools to use, levels, ladder, hammer, gallery paint etc; use of large painting easel; FREE use of B&W laser printer; vinyl lettering is provided for title of show and artist name for exhibition reception *if vinyl-based artwork is something you would like to try you may purchase vinyl rolls to create that work here!; Affordable use of full color photo archival Epson Ink Jet 13″ wide printer

SOLO Exhibition (2 week residents are guaranteed a solo exhibition) – every artist is expected to have an exhibition in the Gallery opening the Third Friday of the Month (reception 5pm-9pm).  Residencies will commence with that deadline in mind.  Artists are encouraged to be prepared for the exhibition or rise to the challenge of this opportunity with new work.  It is the perfect place to design, execute, and document an exhibition idea.  There are many viewers that attend the buildings’ art walk.  Audience participation/performances/installations etc. are all possibilities too.  Michelle is a professional photographer, and each artist will receive professional quality digital files of their exhibition.  Artists working in any media are encouraged to apply.  The exhibition space is roughly 20 feet long x 12 feet wide.


4 Week (Non-Live-Space) Local Residency at Micro Art Space – $500 includes:

Working –  use of gallery space & studio workspace (within a warehouse building) open 24 hours a day; FREE PRO PHOTOGRAPHY of the work produced and exhibited by each resident!; LARGE AUDIENCE for your exhibition reception on the 3rd Friday of the Month (5pm-9pm); use of new iMAC computer fully loaded with: flatbed scanner, Adobe Photoshop 6, Illustrator 6, InDesign 6, Adobe Premier 6, Final Cut Pro 10, Microsoft Word, Excel, Garage Band, etc. etc.; use of digital projector (for painting/drawing/tracing enlargements or installation) + flatscreen tv for installation or video works; use of drill, and various tools, we have some nice work-working tools to use, levels, ladder, hammer, gallery paint etc; use of large painting easel; FREE use of B&W laser printer; vinyl lettering is provided for title of show and artist name for exhibition reception *if vinyl-based artwork is something you would like to try you may purchase vinyl rolls to create that work here!; Affordable use of full color photo archival Epson Ink Jet 13″ wide printer

SOLO Exhibition (4 week local/non-live space residents are guaranteed a solo exhibition) – every artist is expected to have an exhibition in the Gallery opening the Third Friday of the Month (reception 5pm-9pm).  Residencies will commence with that deadline in mind.  Artists are encouraged to be prepared for the exhibition or rise to the challenge of this opportunity with new work.  It is the perfect place to design, execute, and document an exhibition idea.  There are many viewers that attend the buildings’ art walk.  Audience participation/performances/installations etc. are all possibilities too.  Michelle is a professional photographer, and each artist will receive professional quality digital files of their exhibition.  Artists working in any media are encouraged to apply.  The exhibition space is roughly 20 feet long x 12 feet wide.


Micro Art Space supports existing federal and/or state regulations against discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, gendered and non gendered identified, age, work and life experiences, or national origin.


Interested in applying?

Please take the following steps to complete your application:

  1. Complete the application form (below)
  2. Attach to the form (below)
    1. Documentation (images) of recent work, 5-10 images 2MB each or less.
    2. short statement of proposed residency project/exhibition.   This statement should generally address the art piece(s) that you will create during your stay.
    3. CV
  3. Pay the $25 non-refundable application fee via paypal here:

Upon acceptance to the program, you will have 2-4 weeks to confirm your acceptance. Upon confirmation you will be required to pay a 50% deposit, with the remainder due upon your arrival. Once you have confirmed your residency you are responsible for the full amount of your bill.

A cancellation with more than 30 days notice will result in return of 50% of your total bill and credit for other 50% (if paid). A cancellation of less than 30 days will result in return of 50% of fees (if paid).

There are no refunds after start date of residency.

Contact us via email with any additional questions: microartspace@gmail.com

Please note: ALL files should be less than 2MB (anything larger will not be considered).  It’s best to have all of your information ready before you begin fill in the form because there is no “save and go back” option.


Residency Application Form
  •   I am applying for a 1 week Residency
      I am applying for a 2 week Residency
      I am a local artist applying for a 4-week residency without a living space (work space + exhibition only)

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