Art Space Is Your Space

The Wave Pool Art Space Is Your Space Program awards sponsored residencies to local, national, and international artists interested in engaging Cincinnati with their artistic practice. Residencies of 2-6 weeks include flexible live/work studio space, a month long exhibition in our gallery (when appropriate), opportunities for artistic community engagement and programming, and a $1500 stipend for the project as well as living/travel expenses. Residents become part of the dynamic artistic community of Cincinnati, Ohio and are asked to engage the community in at least one public workshop, program, or performance during their stay. Successful proposals are projects that collaborate with the community, utilizing a social practice methodology that makes the place and the people who are here integral to the project. Projects are to be artist developed and in line with their work. The program emphasizes two-way engagement, offering exceptional arts experiences to Wave Pool’s local community as well as unique benefits and exhibition opportunities to the artists in residence.

Information about our past residents and their programs are as follows:

Erin Colleen Johnson (view images from the programs here)

Stairwell’s

RIAS Studio

People Via Plants

Natusha Croes

Whitney Sage

To Apply: Art Space is Your Space – Community Artist in Residence Program Open Call

The annual open call period for the 2018 program is now open! Submissions will be accepted until October 29th, 2017 at 11:59 EST. 

We offer two Art Space Is Your Space awards per year. The exact dates will be worked out individually with the receiving artists.  Please note what dates work best for you in your application. 

Eligibility:
·      Artists cannot be currently enrolled full time in an academic program

Selection Criteria (with most important/heavily weighted at top):
·      Proposed project's potential to positively impact the community of Wave Pool, Camp Washington, Cincinnati (and beyond)
·      Proposed project's potential to advance the field of contemporary art
·      Clarity of proposal and perceived ability to achieve stated goals for project
·      Merit of past work
·      Potential to develop individual creative practice  

Selection Process:
·      Wave Pool staff and curatorial advisory committee reviews and evaluates applications and selects finalists
·      Finalists are invited to present their work and ideas in an in-person, phone, or videoconference interview to determine the final award selection

To Apply:
Please send the following in one zipped folder to wavepoolgallery@gmail.com by our deadline of October 29th, 2017
·      AIR Application form, available in pdf here or as a word doc here.
·      Resume or curriculum vitae
·      Up to 20 images of recent work or up to 20 minutes of video and/or audio.*
·      $15 processing fee paid via paypal here

*If you have both video and still images, please submit a combination of both, not to exceed a total of 20 images or minutes (for example: if you have 10 images, you can also submit 10 minutes of video/audio). A link to a website with the audio/video on it is preferred to sending the full file.

**Please note: For live-in artist collaborations, Wave Pool can accommodate no more than two artists in a collaborative group and they must share a living space. Artist collaboratives should apply together by submitting ONE application.

Pets or children are considered on a case by case scenario.

We offer two Art Space Is Your Space awards per year. The exact dates will be worked out individually with the receiving artists.  Please note what dates work best for you in your application. 

If you are interested in applying for a more traditional artist-funded residency program or have any questions, please contact us at wavepoolgallery@gmail.com for more information.

The 2018 Art Space is Your Space program is funded by a grant from The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation.