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FIELD/WORK Residency

The FIELD/WORK Residency is an educational program designed for artists wanting a deeper engagement in vital issues in artists’ professional development, critical feedback, and support in designing a pathway to progress with individual career goals.

Over the course of the 6-month program, resident artists will work to set and achieve professional goals while building long-term plans for the future. The FIELD/WORK Residency's collaboratively developed curriculum combines nuts-and-bolts entrepreneurial skills with deep thinking about creative practice and community building to empower artists to create the foundation for a sustainable creative career.

Testimonials from the 2016-2017 FIELD/WORK Residency cohort

"FIELD/WORK allowed me to overhaul my approach to my career. It was a supportive rigorous process, during which I looked deeply at my values at the same time as I checked off basic tasks like re-writing my artist statement and re-designing my promotional materials." - Anne Stevens

"FIELD/WORK provided an opportunity to work with a diverse group of artists and focus on planning the future of our practices. I was afforded the time and support to consider strategies and tactics for moving projects forward, developing networks, and framing a critical practice." - Mat Rappaport

"The FIELD/WORK Residency was a unique opportunity to reflect holistically on all aspects of my creative practice in a supportive peer community. I was able to create a realistic and ambitious action plan and learn more about the business of being an artist." - Sabba Elahi



Applications for the 2018-2019 FIELD/WORK Residency are now closed.

Upcoming dates for the 2018-2019 FIELD/WORK Residency applications:

  • July 24: Application opens on
  • August 27: FIELD/WORK Residency Info Session at CAC from 6:00 - 7:00pm
  • September 9: Application deadline on at 11:59 pm
  • September 21-26: Selected applicants notified via email
  • October 1: Signed contract and security deposit due
  • October 13: FIELD/WORK Residency begins