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The 2011 Blue Sky Project Summer Artist-in-Residence Program

Blue Sky Project invites professional artists from around the world and Dayton-area teens to create new works of contemporary art.

This eight-week Artist-in-Residence Program hosts artists who have a demonstrated commitment to innovation and exploration and are interested in collaborating with fellow artists and young people as a means of creating new works.

In support of artistic experimentation and collaboration, Blue Sky Project organizes small groups of local teens eager to work with a professional artist, provide fees and materials to artists, and employ its facilities and staff to address the creative needs of our Blue Sky Project teams.

Target Group

Past resident artists include 2-D & 3-D visual artists, installation artists, performance artists, sound artists, musicians, video artists, filmmakers and writers.


Eight (8) weeks

Residency Value

An artist-centered program committed to producing significant works of contemporary art, Blue Sky Project’s objectives are threefold:

  • Provide a communal environment for the Resident Artists to extend their own exploration and studio practice in a unique collaborative setting with young people.
  • Use the contemporary art-making process to develop self-awareness, leadership, critical-thinking, creative problem solving and conceptual skills in the Youth Participants.
  • Contribute to the cultural life of the community by bringing new art and new artists to Dayton.

Since its inception in 2005, work produced at Blue Sky Project has been exhibited at museums and galleries in the United States, Europe and Asia, been featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Art in America and FiberArt, and sold in New York, Chicago and Houston.


For detailed guidelines, please download the Request for Proposals from the official website.