The application period for 2012/13 residencies is now closed. The Studios of Key West would like to thank all of this year’s applicants.
Applications will be reviewed in June and July, and artists will be notified of the results in August.
We will begin accepting applications for the 2013/14 season in January 2013, and guidelines will be posted at www.tskw.org by November 2012.
Please scroll to the bottom of the page to view images of TSKW’s newly renovated Ashe Street Residency Cottages.
The Studios of Key West offers up to forty juried residencies per year to working artists and writers from around the world. Residencies are awarded to visual artists, writers, composers, performers, and interdisciplinary artists.
Up to four residents at any given time can be hosted at TSKW’s residency cottages (known as The Ashe Street Cottages and The Mango Tree House).
Click here for a map of TSKW.
Three of the four residency living spaces available have a small working studio space attached which is appropriate for writing and/or non-industrial art making. Residencies are available for one month, and residency terms extend from the beginning to end of each calendar month. Residents may arrive any day after the first of the month.
Artists are responsible for food, travel, and materials. Artists are granted access to a bicycle for the duration of their stay and are matched with a community member who serves as a host to assist with the success of their residency.
Artists collaborating on a project must submit individual application forms and work samples. Those proposing collaborative work should also submit an example of jointly produced work (either completed or a work-in-progress).
Couples working on collaborative projects may apply as collaborators. Couples working on their own creative projects may apply individually and request parallel residencies.
TSKW residencies have a no overnight guest policy (this includes spouses, partners and children and friends) and a no pet policy.
Questions? Email us
EXPECTATIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES
“Giving the Gift of Key West to Artists and Giving the Gift of Artists to Key West”
The TSKW residency program is built upon the expectation that residency artists contribute to the Key West community in some way. In this spirit, artists are required to submit a proposal for a program as part of their application process.
Resident artists are requested to give service to the Key West community in the form of a class, workshop, reading, performance or special project to be agreed upon by the artist and TSKW. These are given in exchange for their residency. The acceptance of a program depends on many factors, and program proposals may not be accepted even if an artist is granted a residency.
If, in addition to the one of the aforementioned programs, an artist would like to propose an exhibition in the Armory Main Hall or in Space 2, they should indicate so in their application. There are a limited number of exhibition time slots designated for residency artists each year, and exhibitions can not be guaranteed.
In addition, all artists are asked to give a 15-20 minute presentation, artist talk or demonstration during their residency as part of the “On the Deck” series, an informal, monthly gathering that is free and open to the community, and designed to familiarize the public with residency artists.
RESIDENCY APPLICATION FEE
Applications for residency at The Studios of Key West must now be submitted through an online application process. A $35 application fee applies to online submissions and is collected through an application portal. Mailed applications are no longer accepted. The online portal for submitting applications will be available online from January 1, 2012- May 15, 2012.
RESIDENCY APPLICATION PERIOD
Applications for residencies between October 2012 and August 2013 will be accepted from January 1, 2012- May 15, 2012.
Acknowledgment of receipt of applications and notification of the results of the juried application process will be sent by e-mail from a “@tskw.org” address. Be sure to adjust your e-mail filter to receive these important messages.
The following list gives general requirements for all applicants. Each item will be presented for you to complete on our online portal. Before submitting your application, also read the SUPPORT MATERIALS guidelines for your discipline and follow the directions specific to your discipline to prepare files. Guidelines are noted throughout the online application process.
1 Application information including your general information and requested dates of residency.
2 Narrative Section: The online application will ask you to respond to the following questions: Why would you like to have a residency at TSKW?; What impact will the residency have on your career?; What do you plan to accomplish during your residency?
3 Program Proposal: A description of the program you would like to present in exchange for your residency. This may include a workshop or class, an exhibition, a reading, performance, concert, or a special project. (Please note: The acceptance of a program depends on many factors, and program proposals may not be accepted even if an artist is granted a residency.)
4 Professional history from your current resume or vita.
5 Contact information for ONE professional references who is familiar with your work and your potential to be a positive member of our community of residents.
6 Support materials, or work samples, for your specific discipline. See the guidelines for your discipline below to help you prepare your materials.
7 Application fee of $35 paid via credit card through the online portal. All fees are paid through the portal; check or money order cannot be sent to TSKW.
Click to download pdf of specific guidelines for your discipline.
Online application will be available here beginning January 1, 2012.
Residents should plan to arrive at TSKW between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. any day of the week, or later by prior approval.
Please visit the Monroe County Tourist Development Council website for specific travel information.