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HEAT WAVES: Eyelevel's mini-residency program

1 Jun – 31 Jul 2021

Back by popular demand!!! Eyelevel announces our call for submissions for our summer mini-residency program, HEAT WAVES. 

Submissions to this program are due on Sunday, May 9th by Midnight


fill out this google form: https://forms.gle/a9RR4nixN7cngZkU9

Applications can also be emailed to director@eyelevel.art (respond to the application prompts, written below) or contact us to schedule a zoom pitch before the application deadline. 

HEAT WAVES provides artists at **all stages** of their careers with:

  • Free 24-hour access to one of the shared studio spaces at 2482 Maynard Street (fully wheelchair accessible)
  • Free access to Eyelevel’s arts & crafts supplies and tools
  • A budget of $300 to be used however you like
  • Promotional support from our Artistic Director and Program Assistant
  • The opportunity to take over Eyelevel’s Instagram Account during your time in-residence, and to informally present your work/practice through Eyelevel’s social media or an artist talk/presentation (a $340 artist fee is offered)
  • A 1-year membership to Eyelevel which begins at the start of your residency 

Artists who apply are not expected to make finished work or hold an exhibition of any kind, but our staff will be here to help you get the word out about any events that you would like to have.

This year, HEAT WAVES runs for the months of June and July out of Wonder'neath's amazing studio space. Residents will be sharing spaces with permanent studio renters at all different career stages, the Blue Building Contemporary Art Gallery, Wonder'neath and their programs and Eyelevel's Bookstore & Office. The four available spots are from:

  1. June 1 - June 15
  2. June 16 - June 30
  3. July 2 - July 16
  4. July 17 - July 31

HEAT WAVES will be “soft-juried,” we will be looking at applications with these values in mind:

  • You have never shown at Eyelevel
  • You can work within our available time slots
  • The resources that we have match the resources that you need
  • You do not have easy access to a studio, gallery or production space right now
  • Priority is given to artists who identify as BIPOC, QTBIPOC, 2SLGBTQIA+, disabled and/or artists who currently feel unable to access professional arts organizations. 

Use of the studio is not required in order to participate in this program, however, Eyelevel cannot provide travel or accommodations for out-of-town artists, and will prioritize applications from local artists.

The studio will be in "the room" at 2482 Maynard Street. This is a shared, open studio space with 3 other permanent tenants. The room is located on the second floor, but a wheelchair push-button lift is available for use. The main entrances to 2482 Maynard Street have push button openers, but studio doors do not. 2482 Maynard Street is accessible 24 hours a day. A perimeter alarm will be activated after 10PM. All residents will be given detailed instructions and orientation on their first day. 

Application Questions:

  1. Basic ID information:
  • Name
  • email address
  • phone number
  • pronouns
  • Preferred communication method (email, phone, text)
  1. Tell us a little bit about yourself, what kind of art do you make?
  2. How would you like to use the space? If you are using a studio, what do you want to make, what materials do you need to use?
  3. How do you want Eyelevel to support you? - are you looking for promotional support, feedback on your work, community involvement… etc.
  4. Which of the available time spots work for you?
  5. Do you have any concerns about working out of Eyelevel’s studios during social distancing? Are there any health needs or sensitivities that you would like us to accommodate?
  6. Is there anything else that you would like to mention?
  7. Send us a couple of images of your work or a link to a website/ whichever platform you use to share your work

we love questions!! please feel free to direct all questions to director@eyelevel.art or call or text us at 902-425-6412.