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Residencies in Historic Texas Lodge for Artists and Writers at 100 West Corsicana

Deadline: 1 Sep, 2017

Disciplines: Architecture, Collaboration, Curatorial, Drawing, Film & Video, Installation, Light and Projection, Literature, Painting, Performance, Philosophy, Photography, Poetry, Printmaking, Research, Sculpture, Theater, Visual Arts, Writing.

Location: Corsicana, Texas, United States

Deadline: 1 Sep, 2017

Duration: 2 Weeks to 2 Months, Variable

Eligibility: All artists, writers and 2-person collaborations may apply. Ceramic based proposals are not welcomed due to our facility limitations

Support: Fully Funded 1 month residencies, partial funding, artwork exchange, local grants

Costs: 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. SECOND FLOOR ARTIST STUDIO $300 / week or $250 / week (3 week minimum) or $1000 / month, THIRD FLOOR ARTIST STUDIO $400 / week or $350 / week (3 week minimum) or $1400 / month, THIRD FLOOR WRITER STUDIO $200 / week or $150 / week (3 week minimum) or $600 / month


Program Description:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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