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Bresler Residency 2023-2024 – Call for Resident Artists

In honor of VisArts patrons, Fleur and Charles Bresler, VisArts invites applications from all over the world for a four-month residency at VisArts.

This residency provides a unique opportunity for an individual artist or collaborative artist team to create a project in a stimulating environment.

The Bresler Residency provides studio space free of charge. The residency encourages interaction, dialogue and exploration both within the VisArts artist community and the larger Rockville community as well. The residency offers the gift of time and space to three artists and/or collaborative artist teams each year to experiment and realize new work. Each year the current Bresler Resident Artists will present their work in a three-person exhibition at VisArts.

The Bresler Resident Artist is encouraged to initiate community outreach with the VisArts and greater Rockville communities. Rockville is a progressive, diverse city in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. It ranks nationally and state-wide as a leader in environmental sustainability and green power use. Rockville is recognized for its high quality of life, excellent schools, numerous public parks, well-educated, and culturally diverse population. Artists are encouraged to engage with local resources including: Rockville Library, Montgomery College Rockville campus and other local schools, historical sites, Rock Creek Park, the Potomac River watershed, and Rockville’s diverse community.

This Residency also provides a Project Stipend:

  • A stipend of $3,000 will be available for the three-week AIR, which includes transportation, installation of work, and compensation of time.
  • Student materials for any proposed collaboration with students will be supported through a separate budget up to $1,000 and will be determined based on the size and scope of the work.

This residency is open to artists utilizing all mediums.

The Bresler Residency takes place during one of the following date ranges that will be impacted by the artist’s availability and preferred dates:

  • 18 January 18 – 12 May, 2023
  • 17 May – September 15, 2023
  • September 20, 2023 – January 12, 2024