Selection Process

Up to 24 applicants will be invited to attend the weekend retreat. Emphasis will be placed on individuals who:

  • Demonstrate a successful track record of ongoing, professional artistic activity and high quality work, and who earn, or are seeking to earn, their full livelihoods from their art
  • Have creation of new work as a primary artistic focus (as compared to interpreting existing works)
  • Appear poised to transition to a new phase of his/her artistic career
  • Could benefit from setting professional goals and building upon marketing, fundraising, and financial management skills
  • Could benefit from a new network of professional contacts

Artists invited to participate in the retreat will be required to attend all three days, beginning Friday evening, March 30, 2011, and running through Sunday evening, April 1.

All applicants will be notified of decision and workshop location by March 1, 2012.

The cost of attendance, including meals, is estimated to total more than $1,000 per participant. Thanks to grants from the Kresge Foundation, Erion Foundation, and the Bohemian Foundation, the cost for the applicant is $100.

How to Apply

Application Deadline Extended to February 13, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.

Fill out the on-line application, see the above "Apply" button. Paper applications will not be accepted.

  • Submit up to a 2-page resume or professional summary, including the highlights of your career with exhibition, publication or performance history, education, awards, commissions, artist residencies, etc.

  • Additionally, please include the following portfolio documents with your application. You can provide links to your portfolio or upload pdf, doc, docx, xls, csv, txt, rtf, html, zip, mp3, wma, mpg, flv, avi, jpg, jpeg, png, gif files:

  • For visual artists: select four images that best represent your work. The quality of the work samples is very important. Number them 1-4 and include an image description that gives the following information on each work: your name, title, date, medium, and size. You can add one sentence describing each work if you choose.

  • For musicians, performing artists, composers or film makers: Upload the file of your work cued or marked to a 5 minute segment. Include a short written paragraph describing the work.

  • For writers: Submit no more than 15 pages of work.

Applications and all portfolio documents must be received electronically no later than 5pm Monday, February 13, 2012.