Deadline: July 1, 2019
Entry fee: Free
Light Work was founded as an artist-run, non-profit organization in 1973. Its mission is to provide direct support through residencies, publications, exhibitions, a community-access digital lab facility, and other related projects to emerging and under-represented artists working in the media of photography and digital imaging.
Light Work Artist-in-Residence Program
Each year Light Work invites 12-15 artists to participate in its residency program, including one artist co-sponsored by Autograph ABP and one artist commission for Urban Video Project (UVP).
Artists selected for the residency program are invited to live in Syracuse for one month. They receive a $5,000 stipend, an apartment to stay in, a private digital studio, a private darkroom, and 24-hour access to our facility.
Participants in the residency program are expected to use their month to pursue their own projects: photographing in the area, scanning or printing for a specific project or book, and so on. Artists are not obligated to lecture at our facility, though we hope that the artists are friendly and accessible to local artists and students.
Work by each Artist-in-Residence becomes a part of the Light Work Collection and is published in a special edition of Contact Sheet: The Light Work Annual along with an essay commissioned by Light Work.
Application and Deadlines
Our international residency program is open to all artists working in photography or image-based media, from any country.
While submissions are open throughout the year, our main selection committee review is in late summer for early fall notifications (by October). Applications must be submitted by the posted deadline.
Applicants will receive an e-mail from SlideRoom confirming that we have received an application. Selected artists will be notified when the committee has finished reviews during the fall proceeding the residency year.