Residencies

Residencies

Time, Space, Community

While each of the residencies at Art Gym has its own structure and requirements, they are all built on the same goal: Providing time, space, and community for artists to use while working towards a project or a goal. In addition to completing their proposed project or reaching their goal, it is our hope that each artist that moves through one of our residency programs gains a greater understanding of their art practice and builds new connections in the process.

Create Award

The Create Award is a 6-month residency for recent graduates from creative disciplines (fine arts, digital art, performing arts, etc.). Let Art Gym support your transition from creative student to creative professional by applying for the Create Award residency. Participants receive a 6-month membership to Art Gym with access to the equipment and tools needed to establish themselves after graduation. As a member, residents quickly become part of a community of artists who help navigate the business side of becoming successful in the art world. And by engaging in peer-to-peer mentoring and professional critiques, Create Award residents grow and thrive in a supportive environment of like-minded individuals. The residency program culminates in a celebratory exhibition and/or performance on display in Art Gym’s professional gallery space or performance studio.

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If you graduated in 2022 or later in a Fine Arts or Performing Arts program, apply today for the Create Award residency only at Art Gym.

Prepare a 500-1000 word proposal that outlines general goals and your intended direction for the culminating exhibition/performance. Be sure to include some visual examples or video, and a rough timeline of milestones for the project. Next, get a letter of recommendation from a faculty member and a couple of references, and you’re ready to apply.

(Pro Tip: Before you apply, it’s a good idea to stop by Art Gym or contact us to set up a tour so you’re familiar with the space you’ll be working in and exhibiting/performing in.)

During the residency, the successful applicant will receive:

  • 6 month membership at Art Gym Denver
  • Use of equipment and workspaces*
  • Help with strategy and scheduling to realize exhibition goals
  • Ongoing planning and critique sessions with prominent artists and curators
  • Materials stipend (TBD)
  • Exhibition or Performance with opening reception

*some restrictions apply

  • Submission Opens: Open year round
  • Submission Deadline: June 14, 2024
  • Interviews: July 8 – 12, 2024
  • Announcement of Residents: July 15, 2024
  • Residency: Mid-July to Mid-January
  • Exhibition/Performance: End of January

Questions? Email our Programs Manager.

    * Required Field

    General Info


    Do you have your own studio space?*
    YesNo

    Proposal Details*

    Letter of Recommendation from a university faculty member *

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    Accepted File Types: Word & PDF

    Please upload images of your work (3 images - zip file):

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    Please attach a .zip file

    Hear What Past Create Award Residents Have to Say

    Porter Scholarship

    Eric Porter and his wife Ingrid were two of the first members at Art Gym, joining the community in 2015. It was a privilege for other Art Gym members and staff to experience Eric’s immense talent, constant smile, and passion for art, while his contemplative drawings always left viewers in a state of quiet reflection.

    To honor Eric’s passing from complications of a bone marrow transplant for leukemia, Art Gym has set up The Porter Scholarship Fund for friends, family or anyone who wants to support local artists to donate to this fund. The scholarship will provide artists the opportunity to explore their talent with the same joy and passion that Eric imbued into his work.

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    The Porter Scholarship is for artists who lack the financial means, workspace, and equipment to explore, realize and further expand their art practice by providing a material stipend of up to $250.00 and a 6-month Full Access membership to Art Gym. Artist mentoring and critiques will be part of this scholarship. Every January, the resident artists will have an exhibit showcasing the worked produced during the residency the previous year as well as other programming throughout the recipient’s time at Art Gym.

    Details:

    • Scholarship is based on financial need and the need to access workspace and equipment
    • Applicants must submit an application explaining how this opportunity will further expand their art practice
    • Awarded recipients must commit to 12-16 hours per week working on their art at Art Gym
    • Open to artists ages 18 and over residing in Denver and the surrounding area
    • Apply anytime! Applications are accepted year round
    • Prepare a 500-1000 word proposal that outlines general goals, your intended direction and how this opportunity with help you achieve these goals. Be sure to include materials/tools/type of workspace needed.
    • Provide a brief summary of how the financial assistance in this residency will help with achieving your goals.
    • Upload 3 images of your past artwork.

    Questions? Email our Scholarship Coordinator.

    • Qualification is based on financial need and the need to access workspace and equipment
    • Applicants must submit an application explaining how this opportunity will further expand their art practice
    • Awarded recipients must commit to 12-16 hours per week working on their art at Art Gym
    • Open to artists ages 18 and over residing in Denver and the surrounding area
    • The scholarship provides a materials/supplies stipend not to exceed $250.00 per award and a membership for 6 months to Art Gym
    • Each January, an exhibit of the scholarship residents will have an opportunity to show their work completed during residency
    • Apply anytime! Applications are accepted year round

    Questions? Email our Program Manager.

      * Required Field

      General Info


      Proposal Details

      Financial Need

      Do you have your own studio space?*
      YesNo

      Can you commit to 12-16 per week working on your art here at Art Gym?*
      YesNo

      Please upload images of your work* (3 images - zip file):

      Max file size: 1mb

      Please attach a .zip file

      Hear What Past Porter Scholarship Residents Have to Say

      Art Gym Guest Artist

      Through the Art Gym Guest Artist program, Art Gym partners with outside artists to complete a collaborative project. The Guest Artist program is by invite only, occurring through organic connections with artists in the community, based on a shared idea or goal. Each guest artist works with Art Gym staff to develop and complete the intended project utilizing the space and equipment at Art Gym.