Sculpture Space, a residency in Utica, New York, invites artists whose main practice is sculpture to apply for a two-month artist residency in 2023. The application fee is $35 and the open call closes on January 15, 2022.

In addition to six private studios, our facilities offer a rare space to work big. We have a 5,500 square foot shared studio with specialized equipment outfitted with concrete floors, a two-ton system of traveling hoists, and extra-wide overhead doors. Housing a block away includes private bedrooms, washer/dryer, wifi internet, shared living space, and kitchen. Studio and living space is provided to artists, along with a small stipend. The studio and residence are located in an eclectic, diverse neighborhood close to downtown Utica, which is situated in Central New York’s Mohawk Valley region.

45 years ago, Sculpture Space found its roots in the industrial Utica Steam Engine & Boiler Works manufacturing facility. A small group of artists, compelled by a vision of space for sculptors to experiment and grow their voices, stocked this factory with industrial equipment to create massive sculptures.

Far from the grease and machines of its past, Sculpture Space has over 650 alumni sculptors from around the world. The collaborative environment of the studio and communal aspects of the residence help foster dialogue, exchanges of ideas, creative experimentation, and personal and professional connections.

Eligibility Criteria
This program accepts 20 artists a year and is open to applications from sculptors who work in all mediums and sizes. We seek applicants whose experiences will broaden diversity in the field, including those who have a personal history of overcoming adversity or are first-generation college or graduate-school attendees. This is a blind review; acceptance is based solely on the quality of work reviewed and the creativity of proposals.

Guest Jurors
Jean Shin is recognized for her site-specific installations that transform everyday objects into elegant expressions of identity and community engagement. Her work is distinguished by her labor-intensive process and immersive environments that capture collective issues that we face as a society.

Phillip Mallory Jones is internationally recognized as an innovator and educator in the media arts, with a career spanning more than half a century. From vacuum tubes and tape splices to synthetic reality, Jones synthesizes what he terms the “realities of African culture and my own emotional and metaphysical odyssey.”

For further details and instructions on how to apply, visit sculpturespace.org.

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