Each year two artists are invited for one-month residencies at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (PPAC).
The program is intended to support talented, self-directed emerging/mid-career artists in realizing their goals and visions. Resident artists will also serve as a source of inspiration and guidance for the many students, beginning photographers and PPAC members who work and learn at PPAC.
The residency includes access to PPAC’s digital lab during our regular business hours and $500 in credit towards printing and scanning consumables (ink, paper, drum scans or fee for service printing). Travel, housing and living costs are the responsibility of the resident.
Applicants should submit a proposal outlining their project plans. Proposals may include the continuation or completion of work already in process, or the creation of new work. During the residency artists will give one free public event (lecture, workshop, or panel discussion). Upon completion of the residency, artists will be asked to donate one print to PPAC’s collection.
Because the Artist in Residence program is intended to support working artists, students and commercial photographers are not eligible to apply. We are interested in supporting artists that are committed to the medium and are clear in their goals.
You may submit your application at any time, as the deadline is ongoing. There is a $25 application fee, but no application form or deadline. Application material will not be returned. PPAC’s Artist in Residence Committee will review the application materials. PPAC cannot respond to inquiries about the status of a submission, nor is the Artist in Residence Committee able to offer feedback or reasoning for rejected submissions.
Required Application Materials:
• $25 application fee
• Letter of Intent (one page)
• Artist’s statement (one page)
• CD with 15-30 jpegs of work related to the intended project, or recent work if applying for a new project.
Please Send Material to:
Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
Artist in Residence
1400 N American Street #103
Philadelphia, PA 19122