Residency Overview

Ox-Bow’s AIR program offers artists and writers, at various stages in their career, the time, space, and community to encourage growth and experimentation in their practice.

The Arts Faculty and MFA residences are held during the summer while our core classes and community programs are in session. The small group of residents is a part of Ox-Bow’s artist community of students, faculty, and Visiting Artists. The Fall Artist Residencies are held for five weeks between September and October. This larger group of artists enjoys a more intimate community.

SUMMER ARTS FACULTY RESIDENCY

Two-week residencies,
June 4 - August 19, 2017

During the summer, Ox-Bow offers two-week residencies to five artists who are art faculty members at any grade level, in an adjunct or full-time capacity. This program is designed to give teaching artists the much-needed time to focus on their own work and also to connect with other faculty who are teaching at Ox-Bow.

 

The residency provides:

  • Private Studio (raw studio space, classroom studios not available)
  • Private room (shared bathrooms and showers)
  • Meals (three meals a day)
  • Access to visiting artists and faculty for studio visits
  • Evening artist lectures
  • Opportunities to share work: slide presentations and/or readings

We are happy to announce that in 2016 Ox-Bow furthered our commitment to the needs of artists by no longer charging fees for the residency program (including application, room & board, and residency fees). All accepted residents continue to be fully funded. Artists may apply for additional stipends to help pay for the cost of travel, supplies, and time away from work.


SUMMER MFA RESIDENCY

Three week residencies, 
June 4 - August 19, 2017

The MFA Residency is a three-week program open to any current or recent MFA graduate in a visual arts program. Recent grads must have graduated from an MFA program on or after December 2016. This program allows residents to take advantage of the summer community (faculty, visiting artists and students) while also having the space and time to focus on their practice.

 

The residency provides:

  • Private Studio (raw studio space, classroom studios not available)
  • Private room (shared bathrooms and showers)
  • Meals (three meals a day)
  • Access to visiting artists and faculty for studio visits
  • Evening artist lectures
  • Opportunities to share work: slide presentations and/or readings

We are happy to announce that in 2016 Ox-Bow furthered our commitment to the needs of artists by no longer charging fees for the residency program (including application, room & board, and residency fees). All accepted residents continue to be fully funded. Artists may apply for additional stipends to help pay for the cost of travel, supplies, and time away from work.