September 9, 2010

VCUarts + fountainhead development announce incubator

Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts
New Manchester Flats

Fabrication shop
*Table Saw
*Panel Saw
*Sliding Compound Miter Saw
*Drill Press
*Disc and Belt Sander
*Work tables w/vices

Digital lab
*Mac stations w/Final Cut Express + Adobe CS
*44” wide archival ink Epson Printer
*Large work tables

Also available to participants:
*On-site swimming pool
*On-site dog park
*Off street parking
*Free WiFi

• Emerging as well as established artists are invited to apply. We encourage applications from artists with diverse perspectives, and support artistic practice in a pluralistic and inclusive way. The criterion for acceptance is artistic excellence.
• Students who will be enrolled in a degree program in 2011 are ineligible.

Application requirements:
• Application that includes:
– Contact information
– Education information
– Name + contact information for 2 references to speak about you as an artist and community member
– Image list (title, date, dimensions, materials, etc)
• 10 images of artwork done in the last 2 years
(72dpi, 800 x 600 pixels saved as jpgs +/or max 3 minutes of video clips on Vimeo)
• Artist statement (max 1 page saved as .doc or .pdf)
• Artist resume (max 2 pages saved as .doc or .pdf)

Must be received via email by October 15, 2010 to [email protected]

Selection process:
A jury of VCUarts faculty will choose the studio recipients. Up to 20 artists will be selected. Applicants will receive notification in mid-November. All decisions are final.

Move in:
Studios should be available for move in January 3, 2011 . Leases will be for 1 year with possibility of renewal. Subsidized rent is 265 USD plus 25 USD utilities monthly.

(FYI: Market rate is approximately 15% more with no access to Fabrication Shop or Digital Lab).

To apply:
1. Download application at
2. Fill out and save the form, save your images, artist statement and artist resume as required (proper *formats described in application).
3. Compress all files into a zip file and email to [email protected] by Oct 15, 2010.

Contact [email protected]

Some things you might wonder about:


Will we find you housing?
No, but Richmond is a college town and apartments are plentiful and inexpensive.
These neighborhoods are convenient to Manchester: Church Hill, The Fan, Oregon Hill, Forest Hill, Woodland Heights. Also, New Manchester Flats is renting loft style apartments:

Will I need a car?

Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts
Craft / Material Studies Department
Kinetic Imaging Department
Painting & Printmaking Department
Photography and Film Department
Sculpture + Extended Media Department

Other wonders?
Contact [email protected]

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