Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Light Work – Artist in Residency Program

WHAT: Residency
WHERE: Syracuse, NY, USA
WHO: Artists working in photography and electronic media

Light Work would like to invite applicants interested in the Artist-in-Residence Program to submit their work for review for residencies in 2012. The program offers artists working in photography and related media a chance to spend one month working in our state-of-the art darkroom and digital lab facility.

Each year Light Work invites twelve to fifteen artists to participate in the residency program. Each artist is invited to live in a furnished apartment in Syracuse for one month, with a private darkroom or digital studio to work in, and 24-hour access to our facility. They receive a $4,000 stipend, and their work is also featured in Light Work’s Contact Sheet, an award-winning photography publication. This opportunity is open to artists from all over the world.

Participating artists spend the month pursuing their own projects, whether they are photographing in the area, printing, preparing a book or portfolio, or working on some other creative goal. There are no obligations to teach at the Light Work facility, although it is always a hope that participants will be friendly and accessible to local artists. In return, each artist leaves Light Work with a few examples of the work made during their residency to add to the growing Light Work Collection.

Our newly renovated, color managed digital imaging lab features Macintosh G5 workstations equipped with flatbed and film scanners, calibrated monitors, and dimmable viewing stations. Artists-in-Residence have access to high-end Imacon scanners, a Topaz scanner, as well as private workspaces. Output includes two Epson 4880 archival printers, two 44” Epson 9900’s (with matte black and photo black inksets), and more. Artists use the latest versions of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat Pro, Premiere, After Effects), and Flash, Dreamweaver, Adobe Premiere, Apple Final Cut Pro, and DVD Studio Pro software packages. In addition, our lab facility can accommodate just about any black-and-white process from alternative processes to mural printing.

The Artist-in-Residence Program has no official application forms or deadlines. Applicants are required to submit a letter of intent, which generally describes the project or type of work they would like to do during the residency. They also must submit slides, proof prints, or a CD of recent work, a resume, an artist statement, and any other supporting material that may be helpful in evaluating the application. Applicants are asked to include return postage if they would like their materials sent back. Light Work discourages artists from sending books.

Located in Syracuse, NY, Light Work is a non-profit, artist-run organization dedicated to the support of artists working in photography and electronic media.

For more information about the Artist-in-Residence Program, please visit the Light Work website at, send email to, or call (315) 443-1300.

No comments:

Locations of visitors to this page