What residency programs have you done before and what has to be
included in the applications?
None. I want to, though, and have applied to a couple. They are for
"visual artists", in places that do not expect jewelers to apply, so
I don’t know whether I stand a chance. A friend who does twig
furniture got into one of them, though, so maybe…
If you google “artist residencies” you’ll find a lot of info, and
the site http://www.resartis.org
has a lot of them listed. But few if any are for metals, except a
couple that last a year or more. Arrowmont has one of those, for
"pre-professional" artists, which is not me. Most are clearly
intended for painters and sculptors, as well as writers and
Myself, I want to go somewhere for a few weeks where they’ll give me
a beautiful setting, feed me, and pretty much leave me alone-- and
not charge me to be there, or very little. There are many of these,
just not necessarily for metalsmiths.
As for what they ask, they want images of work, a statement about
what you hope to accomplish, and recommendations. Some want a resume.
It varies a little, but that’s the gist of it.