FAQs

FAQ

If you have questions, please read these frequently asked questions (FAQs) BEFORE calling our office.

Questions regarding the Studio Residency Program and Eligibility:

Q: How long is the Studio Residency?
A: An artist may participate in the Studio Residency Program for up to two years, i.e. your residency can last 6 months, one year, etc. However, no longer than two years. After that, you will need to completely re-apply. Please note that priority will always be given to artists who have never had a studio at the ArtCenter.

Q: Do you accept artists from other states and other countries?
A: Yes, we accept artists from throughout the United States and all other countries.

Q: Do you provide visas for international artists?
A: No, ArtCenter does not provide visas. However, we will provide international artists with an official letter of invitation that may be used to obtain a visa or other necessary documents.

Q: I have applied for a studio at ArtCenter before, do I need to apply again?
A: Yes. Even if we retained your material, we would like to see your more recent work.

Q:
Will having had a studio at the ArtCenter in the past help my chances of being selected?
A: Nope. Actually, artists who have not had a studio at the ArtCenter in the past will have priority.

Q: I have been taking some classes and I want to have a studio so I can dedicate more time to my artwork. Should I apply?
A: We are looking for artists and creative thinkers with professional standing in their fields, as well as emerging artists who will dedicate a minimum of 30 hours per week to their studio practice. Students who are enrolled in a degree program at the time of the application deadline are ineligible for a residency and therefore cannot apply.

Q: I am interested in selling my work on Lincoln Road. Can I do that if I am accepted for a Studio Residency at ArtCenter?
A: If accepted, you may sell work out of your studio. We understand artists need to make a living too. However, if you are applying to the ArtCenter for this reason only, we recommend that you reconsider applying. Studios are intended for artists to create work.

Q: I work with another artist as a collaborative team or artist collective. Do we need to apply separately?
A: Yes. Artists collaborating on a project must submit individual applications and work samples, but you may submit a joint description of the work you intend to do at ArtCenter. In addition, those interested in collaborating may submit an example of a collaborative work (either completed or a work-in-progress). Please specify your collaborative needs in the application (e.g. type of work space, whether there is a desire for separate studios, etc.).

Q: What if I am accepted, but I cannot move in right away?
A: Once accepted, studios are available on a first come, first serve basis. If an artist is accepted but cannot move in within the next few months, he/she will be placed on the waiting list for up to one year.

Q: Does ArtCenter have insurance that will cover my artwork in my studio?
A: Nope! We recommend that you get renter’s insurance and/or fine art insurance.

Q: When will I be notified of acceptance/rejection?
A: Reviews of work typically take place within a month of the deadline. We then have some clerical/boring things to do after that. Notifications are typically sent after one month. Please don’t call or email ArtCenter to ask about the status of your application unless 2-3 months have passed beyond the initial deadline.


Questions regarding the Application and Work Samples:

Q: I don’t have an account with callforentry.org. Can I still apply for a Studio Residency?
A: You do need an account with them and it is free so please create one.

Q: I am having trouble with callforentry.org. Where can I get help?
A: Callforentry.org has an extensive Help Section. You can link to it here: https://www.callforentry.org/cafehelp.phtml

Q: Can I drop off my application at ArtCenter in person?
A: No. Only if you have very limited or no access to internet, then you should call our office, 305-674-8278.

Q: I have read through the FAQs and the application and I still have some questions before applying. May I call the office to see if I can have my questions answered?
A: Yes, of course. We are happy to answer any other questions that you may have. You can reach us at 305-674-8278.

Q: What is a PDF?
A: PDF stands for Portable Document Format. It is often a preferred format for two-dimensional information since PDF viewing software is free and ubiquitous as opposed to more proprietary formats like Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, etc. It is also less susceptible to viral infection than some other formats.

Q: I do not have 8-10 images. Should I upload postcards/catalogs/reviews of my work instead?
A: No, please upload only what we ask for.

Q: I don’t know how to format images. What should I do?
A: Callforentry.org has a great webpage that can walk you through it: https://www.callforentry.org/image_prep.phtml

Q: My work is more suitably presented in video or audio format. I don’t see an option for that in the application on callforentry.org. What shall I do?
A: Please contact the office at 305-674-8278 or via email at residencies@artcentersf.org and we will provide you with instructions on what to do.

Q: Digital images don’t do my work justice. Can I bring my work to the office or gallery for review?
A: Nope.

Q: Can I pay my entry fee online?
A: Yes! In fact, we prefer it. But, if you cannot, you do have an option to mail a check. However, make sure it arrives by the deadline (AKA this is NOT a postmark deadline)!

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