2018 ARTIST & WRITER IN RESIDENCE APPLICATION

DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 1, 2017

 

Click the links below to complete your application in SlideRoom.  

Read complete details about our studios, program and funding options on this page.

Artist Application Form available in SlideRoom at this link.

Writer Application Form available in SlideRoom at this link.

 

100 West grants artists and writers residencies to create work in this historic building repurposed for studio space. Large scale, light filled rooms are provided alongside complete living accommodations and wood shop access to produce work in two or three dimension, installation, or writing.  This residency experience is enriched by artist-made furniture and antiques in a building virtually unaltered since the 1890s.  Original mill work, light fixtures, painted doors and walls now cracked and worn remain amid three years of preservation work, and effectively contrast contemporary modes of art making.  100W maintains a close connection with Dallas art culture less than an hour away from downtown Corsicana, where faded vestiges of the nineteenth century oil boom make it quintessentially Texas.

100W offers the applications linked above for artists and writers seeking both funded and non-funded studio residencies.  Two fully funded, 1 month residencies are available for one artist and one writer between January - May, and October - December 2018.  

Applicants may also receive partial 100W funding, local grants noted on the application form, or the opportunity to exchange an artwork to compensate residency rates.  100W takes a Summer hiatus June - September (see below for details).  This application will be reviewed for multiple upcoming opportunities, including group exhibitions, and 100W Catalogue contributors.  

Residency durations are customizable from 2 weeks to 2 months.  However, 100W encourages applicants to consider a minimum of 1 month to reach studio rhythm and produce in-depth work.

100W welcomes collaborative applicants, with a maximum of 2 residents sharing a studio.

100W hosts 3 - 4 Artists and Writers in one building simultaneously.  Residency building comprised of personal work space and shared common space.

Artist Applicants submit 5 examples of work.

Writer Applicants submit 2 examples of work, max 2000 words.

Application Fee $30

Selected Applicants announced the first week in October, 2017.

* Please review the details below before submitting an application through the links above.

 

2018 FUNDED AND NON-FUNDED RESIDENCIES:

FUNDING:

Two fully funded, one month residencies are available to one selected artist and one selected writer for a time of their choosing between January 1 - May 31, and October 15 - December 31, 2018.  Funding does not cover travel or grocery expenses.

FUNDED ARTIST receives the following package:

- 2400 square foot Third Floor Studio

- Desk, worktables, easels, XL Twin bed, attached bedroom and bathroom

- Access to First Floor Wood Shop

- Concluding exhibition with patron dinner

- Photograph documentation

- Published feature in annual 100W Catalogue

- Dallas and Corsicana press release

- Option to extend residency stay at Artist's expense

FUNDED WRITER receives the following package:

- 400 square-foot Writer Studio

- Desk, worktable, XL Twin bed and attached bathroom.

- Concluding live reading presentation and patron dinner

- Photograph documentation

- Published work in annual 100W Catalogue

- Dallas and Corsicana press release

- Option to extend residency stay at Writer's expense

 

LIMITED FUNDING AND ARTWORK EXCHANGE:

Applicants may also receive partial 100W funding, or the opportunity to exchange a work to compensate residency rates.

 

GRANTS FROM THE NAVARRO COUNCIL OF THE ARTS:

Navarro Council of the Arts Grants are awarded in amounts up to $500 to help cover the 100W residency fee. Recipients of this grant are notified when receiving a 100W residency invitation.  Applicants are provided the option to apply to this grant within the 100W residency application form linked above.

Residents receiving funding from the Navarro Council of the Arts will be expected to share their work and practice with students of an age/grade of their choosing (elementary, middle, or high school) at any time during their residency term. This interaction can take most any form possible within a classroom or auditorium setting. Some examples: A playwright resident leading workshops with the high school One-Acts Team. A visual artist sharing a powerpoint presentation of their work coupled with a project reflecting an element of their studio practice. A poet resident reading their poetry to a creative writing class, followed with poetry exercises for the students.

This is a chance to expose local students to the residents of our program who have traveled to their hometown to create work. Students are curious to learn about the challenges and rewards of pursuing a creative career, and appreciate candid conversation. If you have experience working with K-12 students, please mention this as well alongside your description of what your potential visit and workshop may look like, within a timeframe of 1 - 3 hours.

 

NON-FUNDED RESIDENCIES:

Applicants applying for funding who receive a residency invitation without funding may attend at their own cost.  Applicants may elect to apply without requesting funding, which acknowledges their interest to pay for a residency in full.  

Residency rates are listed below.


STUDIO OPTIONS & RATES

1) First Floor Project Room and Wood Shop

  • Available only as auxiliary workspace to compliment studio practices in the second and third floor studios, NOT as primary residency studio space
  • 3800 square-foot room
  • Appropriate for sculpture, welding, woodwork, installation, painting
  • Cement floor and walls, 14' ceiling
  • Includes 6 x 12' worktables and professional equipment:
    • 12' sliding table saw, Altendorf
    • 20' band saw, Powermatic
    • 32" wide belt sander
    • drill press, band saw, scroll saw
    • welder, Miller

2) Second Floor Studio (available October - May)

  • 2400 square-foot studio
  • Appropriate for drawing, painting, printmaking, writing
  • Wood floor, 12' ceiling, brick and drywall, including a 60' wide work wall
  • Includes 4 x 8' worktables, desk, easels, utility sinks, and XL Twin bed

$300 / week     or     $250 / week (3 week minimum)      ($1000 / month)

3) Third Floor Writer Studio (available October - May)

  • 400 square-foot studio
  • Original Antechamber for the Odd Fellows Fraternity
  • Appropriate for writing work
  • Wood floor, 14' ceiling, drywall
  • Includes desk, worktable, and XL Twin bed
  • PLEASE READ NOTE BELOW ABOUT STUDIO LAYOUT*

$200 / week      or     $150 / week with 3 week minimum ($600 / month)

3) Third Floor Studio (available October - May)

  • 2400 square-foot studio
  • Original Encampment Hall for the Odd Fellows Fraternity.
  • Appropriate for drawing, painting, installation, photography, performance, sculpture
  • Wood floor, 13' ceiling
  • Separate 500 square-foot bedroom and bath attached to studio.
  • Includes desk, worktables, easels, moveable stand-alone 8x8' wall, and XL Twin bed

$400 / week     or     $350 / week with 3 week minimum ($1400 / month)

 

*Writer Studio Note:

The Writer's Studio is a 400 square-foot room located on the third floor and includes: extra-long twin bed, work table, desk, chairs, wardrobe, private bath with clawfoot tub, and spiral staircase to the rooftop. The International Order of the Odd Fellows Fraternity responsible for this building's 1898 construction, congregated in this Antechamber room before entering the Encampment Hall for private meetings and ceremonies complete with costumed performances. 100W has repurposed the 2400 square-foot Encampment hall for private artist-in-residence studio space. Note that the third floor is shared by only two residents, one artist and one writer. By maintaining the original floor plan and architectural details, the Antechamber (Writer's Studio) is still a passthrough on one side of the room, to access the Encampment Hall (Artist's Studio). An adjustable, sliding wall spans the width of the Writer's Studio to provide privacy when desired for the writer resident's bed and workspace. A kitchen, dining and living room are shared by three residents on the Second Floor.

 

SUMMER HEAT AND HIATUS

The 100W Building has air conditioning only on the first floor.  The second and third floors do not have air conditioning and can be extremely warm in Texas summer heat.  For this reason, second and third floor studios are seasonally available October - May, and 100W takes a summer hiatus June - September.  Anyone interested to work at 100W in summer months despite the heat can inquire through the website contact page and may still select summer months in their application.  Reduced rates may apply.  The entire building has gas dearborn heaters for winter use.  Windows are generally open through fall and spring seasons.

 

LODGING

100W generally hosts three to four artists and writers at a time.  All artists and writers have access to the shared living space, full kitchen and baths, rooftop and gallery for work documentation and exhibition.  Artists in residence are provided an extra-long twin bed, pillow, sheets, blankets, bath towels, and necessary closet space for personal belongings and clothes.  The shared living space on the second floor is ideal for taking studio breaks, reading, and socializing.  The shared kitchen is fully equipped.  A clothes washer and dryer are available on the first floor.

Wi-Fi Internet is available throughout the 100W Building.

 

LIFESTYLE

The 100W Building presents a live-work environment amid a collection of functional and non-functional pieces that are made by 100W Artists, found from local estates, antiques, and ceremonial relics from the building when it was occupied as an Odd Fellows Lodge.  Fixtures like easels, worktables, seating, bed frames and the spiral staircase accessing our roof are all made within the building, for the building.  On the roof we watch sunsets and storms roll in as trains whistle three blocks away, and country bands play the neighboring bar.  Artists coming to Corsicana escape compact, urban centers to make work without distraction.  It's quiet here.  Long hours are clocked in the studio with a focus stimulated by small-town atmosphere and big, open windows.

Once per week residents can expect an organized studio visit.  This will include all residents throughout the building to develop conversation bridging practices and sharing perspective on works in progress.  Occasionally 100W will invite guest artists, writers, directors and curators to expand the dialogue, from dinner table to studio.

The 100W community extends across the street from the building with two private live-work studios used by a 100W Collective artist and writer.  Corsicana has a historic downtown with diners, coffee shops, parks, grocery stores and hardware shops in safe walking distance, so cars are not necessary, although bicycles are available.

 
Photo courtesy Skyler Fike

Photo courtesy Skyler Fike

 

SELECTION

Applicants are evaluated based on the quality of current work and depth of proposed residency work.  Once accepting a residency invitation, applicants will be asked to sign a studio contract and submit half of the studio payment to reserve their residency stay.  The second-half of payment is due upon arrival.

100W is not a vacation destination, and should not be used for casual creative activity.  Artists are expected to be self-motivated and pursue rigorous studio practices.

 

Residents Edmund Eva, Alisha Adams, and Joe Milazzo discuss Alisha's playwriting work.

Residents Edmund Eva, Alisha Adams, and Joe Milazzo discuss Alisha's playwriting work.