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.
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.
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.
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.