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 is pleased to offer the application below for artists and writers seeking both funded and non-funded studio residencies.  Two fully funded, 6-week residencies are available for one artist and one writer between January - May, and October - December 2018.  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.  

Artists and writers choosing to cover residency costs themselves (outlined below) may apply at anytime, but should submit before September 1, 2017 to secure their preferred time of residency in 2018.

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.  If submitting a collaborative application, please include Both applicants' names, CVs and bios.

* Please review the details found beneath this application before submitting.




Two fully funded, 6-week residencies are available to one selected artist and one selected writer for a time of their choosing between January 1 - May 31, and October 1 - December 31, 2018.  If you choose to apply for this funded residency, you must also submit the $30 application fee requested below.  Selected Artist and Writer announced October 15, 2018.


SELECTED FUNDED ARTIST receives the following package:

- 2400 square foot Third Floor Ballroom Studio

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

- Access to First Floor Wood Shop

- Concluding Gallery 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


SELECTED 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


* Please review the details found beneath this application before submitting.



100W accepts applications for non-funded studios throughout the year on a rolling basis, but encourages applicants to submit by September 1, 2017 to secure their preferred residency time in 2018 if accepted.  No application fee is required.


(C) NEW: $500 GRANTS from the Navarro Council of the Arts

Five separate $500 Grants will be available to all 100W applicants alongside the 100W Residency application, made available generously from our local Navarro Council of the Arts.  Grants will be provided Only to accepted residents who are not provided the 100W Funded Residency.  If you choose to apply for a Navarro Council of the Arts $500 Grant, Please indicate below your application to "BOTH Funded and Non-Funded" residencies, AND select and complete the "Navarro Council of the Arts Grant application" available below.  This grant application is an option, and not required for completing the 100W Residency application.  The $500 Grant application will be evaluated alongside your 100W Residency application, seeking both writer and artist applicants who demonstrate an ambitious studio practice and strong conceptual development.  An applicant's connection to Texas and local culture and history through their work is not necessary nor expected to receive this grant.  Recipients will be asked to present to a local audience during their residency at the downtown Palace Theatre for a date scheduled upon acceptance.  Grants can be used at recipients’ discretion for covering residency rates, materials, transportation or other.  



1) Complete Application Form below.

2) Attach by email to applications@100westcorsicana.com:

Artists: 10 images of current work.  Video links and files accepted.

Writers: 2 writing samples, maximum 2000 words in each sample

Please format the subject line with: ApplicantFullName.ArtistorWriter

3) Submit the $30 Application Fee under the Opportunities page.  Required for all applications ("FUNDED 2018, NON-FUNDED 2018, BOTH, GRANT") except for applicants selecting Only the NON-FUNDED application.



Artist or Writer *
Type of Application *
Name *
Mailing Address *
Mailing Address
Please select any months from January - May, and October - December 2018. 100W takes a summer hiatus June - September. All applicants receiving a residency invitation will be provided available dates within their preferred months.
Please note any dates for which you are unavailable to accept a residency invitation
Please list any special studio needs, and tools or materials you plan to bring for your residency stay. 100W supplies each artist and writer with the minimum of a chair, large work table, easel or desk, and XL Twin bed.
Requested Studio *
Details for each are listed beneath this application. (A) Funded Residency Artists select "Third Floor Encampment Studio," and Funded Residency Writers select "Third Floor Writer's Studio." (B) Open Call Artists select either "First, Second or Third Floor," and Open call Writers select "Second Floor Studio or Third Floor Writer's Studio."
Explain the work you plan to create during your residency. Why are you interested in 100W? You may elaborate on your studio practice.
Please share a short paragraph about yourself.
Please list any of your past residencies with program name, location, and date.
OPTIONAL. Please select "BOTH" and "GRANT" at top of this application if applying to this grant. Applicants receiving this grant must be prepared to present publicly during their residency stay. Describe below the concepts driving your physical or written work. Additionally, provide insight for what an audience could expect to gain from your public presentation of work and practice. Your presentation will have loose boundaries, but should pertain in part to your residency work. Make note if you have experience working with children or students. Presentation options are customizable depending on each resident, but generally take place in the evening at the Palace Theatre open to the public. (250 word count max)


Attach by email to applications@100westcorsicana.com the following:

Artists: 10 images of current work, some may be detail images, videos accepted.

Writers: 2 writing samples, maximum 2000 words in each sample.

Please format the subject line with: ApplicantFullName.ArtistorWriter


Please follow this link under the Opportunities Page to submit the $30 application fee.

Thank you for your application.  Please contact us with any questions.  And expect to a response to your application on October 15, 2017.



1) First Floor Project Room and Wood Shop (available year-round)

  • 3800 square-foot room shared between maximum 2 artists
  • 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

$300 / Week


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

$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)



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.



100W generally hosts two 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.



Studio rates are offered at an affordable minimum and shared by all participating artists to cover building costs and maintenance, equipment acquisition, and programming like patron dinners and exhibitions benefiting visiting artists.  Studio rates vary depending on the artist's desired studio space.  All funding is the responsibility of the applicants.



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



Located ten minutes from 100W, Navarro College has opportunities for Artists in Residence with MFA degrees to teach full-semester and summer courses and workshops.  To inquire, please follow the contact page.



Applicants are evaluated based on the quality of current work and depth of proposed residency work.  Applicants submitting throughout the year will receive a response within two weeks of applying.  If accepted, 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 requested 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.