2021 Artist Residency Program at Manufacturers Village, NJ | Liquitex
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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 material as its focus: Acrylic Gouache, Acrylic Mediums, Heavy Body acrylic paint and the full Basics range.


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.


Selection Process


A jury comprised of London-based artist Rebecca Byrne, New York-based arts writer Brian Boucher and San Francisco-based artist Erik Parra will select the candidate.

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.


Who Can Apply


  • Any US-based artist from the greater New York area.
  • 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.


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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...

  • 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.