Application is open to all professional visual artists from all over the world who have been professionally active for at least the past 3 years (your resume/CV should reflect professional activities since 2007 or earlier).
We do not accept applications from currently enrolled students: you must be out of school at the time of the application in order to be eligible. Please note: having studied art is NOT a requirement: we accept applications from self-taught professional artists.
IMPORTANT: We have instated an alternate year submission policy.
If you applied for the 2010 residency session and were not selected or wait listed (which was communicated to you in writing), you must wait a full year cycle before applying again. It means that you cannot apply this year for the 2011 session, but will be eligible again in December 2011 for the 2012 session.
The deadline for receiving (not postmarked) applications is Wednesday, December 1, 2010.
All applications must be mailed in in time to be received in our NYC office not later that this day. No exceptions.
We do NOT accept applications online or by email.
Include the following documentation only:
1 Complete Application Form. Click here to download.
Please indicate your type of work with up to 3 definitions of the following: PNT (painting); PHO (photography); SCL (sculpture); DRW (drawing); INS (installation); SS (site specific installation); VD (video); PRF (performance); MM (multi media); NM (new media); WEB (web based); INT (interactive). If your type of work is not on this list, write it on form.
2 Current resume/CV: 3 pages maximum. If more than one page please staple.
3 Documentation of your work. You can either submit images OR video documentation, NOT both. Please note that if you submit both, your application will be disqualified.
We review video documentation ONLY for artists whose work is time-based, interactive, web-based, kinetic, film, video and performance. If you work with installation, site-specific, painting, sculpture and/or drawing, you MUST submit images.
Six (6) jpeg images, at 180 DPI resolution minimum, maximum total file size 2 MB, each image, saved on a CD. Images must be titled with your lastname, firstname, number with no spacing: e.g.: jonesmary1.jpg, jonesmary2.jpg.
IMPORTANT: we only accept jpegs: no slides, no photos. Do not submit: Powerpoint presentations, PDF, TIFF, Gif or PSD files.
Artists working in film, video, performance, time-based, web-based, interactive, kinetic, and/or new media should submit a DVD of up to 3 individual clips that are no longer than 1 minute each. Please create a menu on the DVD that lists the works in the order you wish them to be viewed. DVD must be PC compatible. Artists who submit video must specify whether submission is documentation of work or work itself: if video is the work itself, please specify how it is meant to be viewed by the general public.
4 ONE PAGE WORK DESCRIPTION/IMAGE LIST/VIDEO SCRIPT:
A numbered list of the images (or a video script) with title, year, size and medium of work. If needed, a brief (2-3 sentences) description can be included. Please make sure to include your name at the top of the page. CAPTION MUST FOLLOW THIS ORDER: TITLE, MATERIAL, SIZE IN INCHES, YEAR. It is extremely important size is in American Inches.
5 A 100 WORDS MAXIMUM STATEMENT ABOUT YOUR WORK. For joint applications, please provide a statement of intent.
ADDITIONAL MATERIAL: Please do NOT send catalogs, brochures, reviews or articles. Any additional material will not be considered and will be discarded.
CHECKING YOUR SUBMISSION BEFORE MAILING:
Many applications are disqualified every year because they are incomplete, and/or CD or DVD does not play in our computers. Please check your submission before mailing as we will not contact you should your submission be incomplete, or not work for any technical problem. It is your responsibility to make sure your submission is in order and digital material works properly. Please mark your name on all documents, including the CD or DVD.
PACKAGING YOUR SUBMISSION:
A small number of applications are damaged every year as they are packaged so tightly that it is an arduous task for us to simply open it! Please do not over package your submission with: excessive layers of scotch tape, plastic folders or sleeves, binders or paper clips. A simple hard-plastic CD case in a padded envelope will be enough to secure your CD/DVD arrives safely. You may include two copies of your CD or DVD to make sure at least one arrives safely.
RETURN OF MATERIAL: We no longer return material. Please make sure to send us only copies, not original works.
NOTIFICATION: Due to high volume of submissions, we are unable to notify reception of application. You are welcome to add a self addressed stamped postcard for notification. Please make sure postage is correct. All applicants will be notified of the final result by email only not later than March 16, 2011.
SEND APPLICATION TO:
Art Omi Applications
Art Omi, Inc.
55 Fifth Avenue 15th Floor
New York, NY 10003