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Liquitex Residency Program

Liquitex is pleased to announce the launch of an artists’ residency series at Manufacturers Village in East Orange, NJ. This is a unique opportunity for multiple artists to work in a private studio space with Liquitex materials, while immersed among a diverse community of over 40 creative makers. Artists are invited to just imagine how far their creativity can go with space, materials, and the freedom and time to express themselves, gain knowledge and make connections in a vibrant collective of artists.

There will be five residencies over the course of 2021, each with a different set of materials as its focus: Acrylic Gouache, Acrylic Mediums, Acrylic Ink, Heavy Body Acrylic and Soft Body Acrylic.

Who can apply

  • Any US-based artist who is able to commute to the studio space in Manufacturers Village in East Orange, NJ.
  • Visual artists, with a minimum active art practice of at least two years.
  • Artists must not be engaged in another residency during the residency period.
  • Applicants must agree to regularly share images of work in progress with Liquitex and participate in any photography and films produced by Liquitex during the residency. These images/films may be used in Liquitex digital, print and public platforms, as well as any media channels they choose.
  • Applicants currently lacking a designated studio for their practice preferred.

 

OPEN CALLS:

Just Imagine: Acrylic Gouache

For the first residency, one artist will be given use of a studio fully stocked with Liquitex materials of their choice, up to a value of $1500, plus a range of Liquitex Acrylic Gouache colors.

The residency takes place over five-weeks, from March 15 – April 19, 2021, in a bright and airy loft situated within Manufacturers Village, originally an industrial complex built in the 19th century. Liquitex will provide professional development coaching and technical support for any questions about the materials.

With a focus on Liquitex Acrylic Gouache, this residency is particularly suited to an artist wishing to use and experiment with acrylic gouache as a part of their practice.

Apply to the residency

  By applying to the Just Imagine: Acrylic Gouache residency you are agreeing to the terms & conditions.  
APPLICATION CLOSED

Just Imagine: New Acrylic Mediums

Unlock what’s possible with Liquitex Acrylic Mediums. 

For the second residency, one artist will be given use of a studio fully stocked with Liquitex materials of their choice, up to a value of $1500, plus a selection of the new mediums launching this year: Crackle Paste, Glass Medium, Gold Metallic Medium, Silver Metallic Medium, and Masking Fluid.  

The residency takes place over five-weeks, from May 17 – June 21, 2021, in a bright and airy loft situated within Manufacturers Village, originally an industrial complex built in the 19th century. Liquitex will provide professional development coaching and technical support for any questions about the materials. 

With a focus on the new range of Liquitex Acrylic Mediums, this residency is particularly suited to an artist wishing to use and experiment with acrylic mediums as a part of their practice. 

Apply to the residency

By applying to the Just Imagine: New Acrylic Mediums residency you are agreeing to the terms & conditions.
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Just Imagine: Acrylic Ink

Keep it fluid with Liquitex Acrylic Inks, the liquid acrylic.  

For the third residency, one artist will be given use of a studio fully stocked with Liquitex materials of their choice, up to a value of $1500, plus the new Acrylic Ink colors launching this year. 

The residency takes place over five-weeks, from June 28th – August 2nd, 2021, in a bright and airy loft situated within Manufacturers Village, originally an industrial complex built in the 19th century. Liquitex will provide professional development coaching and technical support for any questions about the materials. 

With a focus on the new colors launching in the Liquitex Acrylic Ink range, this residency is particularly suited to an artist wishing to use and experiment with inks as a part of their practice. 

Apply to the residency

By applying to the Just Imagine: Acrylic Ink residency you are agreeing to the terms & conditions.
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Just Imagine: Heavy Body Acrylic

Keep it rich with Liquitex Heavy Body, the thick acrylic.
 
For the fourth residency, one artist will be given use of a studio fully stocked with Liquitex materials of their choice, up to a value of $1500, plus all of the new Heavy Body colors launching this year. 
 
The residency takes place over five-weeks, from August 23rd – September 27th  2021, in a bright and airy loft situated within Manufacturers Village, originally an industrial complex built in the 19th century. Liquitex will provide professional development coaching and technical support for any questions about the materials. 
 
With a focus on the new colors launching in the Liquitex Heavy Body range, this residency is particularly suited to an artist wishing to use and experiment with Heavy Body Acrylic as a part of their practice. 
 

Apply to the residency

By applying to the Just Imagine: Heavy Body Acrylic residency you are agreeing to the terms & conditions.
APPLY NOW

Just Imagine: Soft Body Acrylic

Keep it versatile and smooth with Liquitex Soft Body, the original fluid acrylic.  

For the fifth residency, one artist will be given use of a studio fully stocked with Liquitex materials of their choice, up to a value of $1500, plus a range of Liquitex Soft Body colors 

The residency takes place over five-weeks, from November 8th – December 13th  2021, in a bright and airy loft situated within Manufacturers Village, originally an industrial complex built in the 19th century. Liquitex will provide professional development coaching and technical support for any questions about the materials. 

With a focus on the Soft Body Acrylic range, this residency is particularly suited to an artist wishing to use and experiment with Soft Body as a part of their practice. 

Apply to the residency

By applying to the Just Imagine: Soft Body Acrylic residency you are agreeing to the terms & conditions.
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Selection process

The selection process will be conducted by a jury consisting of London-based artist Rebecca Byrne, New York-based art writer Brian Boucher, London-based Editor at Elephant Magazine Emily Steer, New York-based artist Patrick Brennan and San Francisco-based artist Erik Parra.

The selection will be based on the artistic quality of their work, likely benefit of the residency to the artist, and the artist’s interest in engaging with Liquitex materials and embracing the overall residency experience.

 

COVID-19 statement

This residency is offered in a private studio space, but due to the ever-changing nature of COVID-19, start and end dates for the residency are subject to local restrictions.

 

Residency FAQs

Other artists have asked us...

  • The residency I am interested in is months away. What if I am selected, and circumstances change, preventing me from being able to participate in the residency?
    Unfortunately, if you are no longer able to fulfil the residency that you were selected for, you will forfeit the residency and a new artist will be selected from the short list.
  • Can I apply for the residency program if I previously applied during the Acrylic Gouache residency open call?
    Yes, you are welcome to apply again. Please note, your information was not stored from the previous open call, so you will have to fill out another application.
  • Can I apply for more than one residency opportunity?
    Of course! You are welcome to apply for one or all four residency opportunities, but each artist will only be eligible to be selected for one residency.
  • How can I find out if you have an open call for the Liquitex Residency Program?
    We occasionally hold an open call, so please sign up for our mailing list and follow us on social media. We will announce any open call opportunities there, and via our residency partners.
  • How can I apply to get a Liquitex residency?
    We are currently holding an open call for our Just Imagine: Acrylic Gouache residency. There will be additional open calls for residency opportunities throughout the year, so please sign up for our mailing list and follow us on social media. We will announce any open call opportunities there and via our residency partners.