Feeling like you have been bit by the travel bug? Below is a message from Ian Byrne at UVERSITY about a wonderful opportunity in Ireland. As someone who has studied abroad I highly recommend setting sail and explore the world!


Dear All,

I’m writing in the hope that your students may be interested in applying for our Creative Impact Scholarship for the upcoming 2015/2016 programme commencing in September. I have attached some information for your reference.The deadline for receiving applications is February 28th and we will be notifying successful applicants by mid-March.

I’m happy to answer any questions you or your students may have on the scholarship or the programme itself so please don’t hesitate to reach out should you want to discuss.

Many thanks, and I hope to hear from you soon.

All the best,

Ian Byrne

Digital Manager


Hey everyone!
   CALLING ALL ARTISTS in the ART EDUCATION PROGRAM! With a brand New Year starting, what better way to enter into a new semester with an ART EDUCATION exhibition! Pam has posted the dates of the exhibition that could be featuring YOUR work, along with colleagues and class members in our department! Below is her announcement!
Dear All!!!

It’s time for the annual “All Art Education Student Show.”  We want to turn it out– as always.  The exhibit will take placeJanuary 28 through February 8th.—which means we will be installing on January 28th from 11:00 to 4:00–please drop off your work in White Halls during this time. Our reception will take place on Wednesday, February 4th– from 6:00 – 8:00.   Please bring in up to 5 pieces completed within the last 2 years to the drop off in White Halls. Be certain to complete the label form attached here and the equipment supply form if you need a pedestal or other special equipment.  All 2-D flat work needs to be ready to hang.

Jillian and her staff will be on hand to help install, however if you have some time and can assist with the installation, please let
me know. 
Hope your first week of classes went well, and welcome back !

A message from Clare Brown on DesignCorps

Hello fellow Program Heads,

I am writing to invite your graduate students to participate in DesignCorps this Spring.
Due to the fact that I broke my toe yesterday I am postponing the first DesignCorps meeting to January 28.
As you might already know, DesignCorps is an extra-curricular activity that provides graduate students to work on client-based projects under faculty supervision. I started DesignCorps two years ago as a way of providing learning opportunities for students in the areas of: client relations, writing and reviewing Scopes of Work, understanding real world budgets, project management, procurement, and installation.
DesignCorps works exclusively on projects in built environments and while this may includes some graphic design, we do not (as a rule) accept projects that are solely 2-dimensional.
We work with corporate and non-profit clients, and with departments within the Corcoran and GWU. We do not charge for our services, but we have a contract which clients sign that allows students the rights to use the work in their portfolios, and for the GW Corcoran name to be associated with the projects.
Please feel fee to send the following message to your graduate students. I will be going over the rules and procedures of DesignCorps, so students who just want to learn more are also encouraged to attend:
You are invited to the Spring DesignCorps meeting series which will be held every other Wednesday in the Georgetown building of the Corcoran. (1801 35th Street NW Room 210) from 6:15 to 8:15PM. The first meeting is January 28.  I will be sending further information about upcoming projects, but I can tell you now that we have a few projects on the horizon including:
Education Carts for Historical Society of Washington DC
Exhibition Cases for the Kennedy Center ADA 25th/VSA 40th Anniversaries exhibition
A World Bank Installation
Memnon Project (with the GW School of Engineering)
Designing the MA/EX (MA Exhibition Design) Gallery for “NEXT”
Please be sure to attend the first meeting on the 28th of January for a full overview of upcoming projects!
Clare Brown
Program Head, Master of Arts in Exhibition Design
Assistant Professor of Design

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Residency Programs – Ongoing

This page lists artist residency programs that accept applications on an ongoing basis and are open specifically to film and/or theatre artists (among other types of artists). Residencies with current deadlines are listed in our film and theatre funding newsletters.
For a more complete list of residencies and residencies specifically for artists in other disciplines, we recommend The Alliance of Artists Communities Basic searches are free, but to see more information about residencies, membership is required ($100/year for individuals).
The Alliance of Artists Communities also publishes a directory in book form, which we recommend if you are looking for an inexpensive, comprehensive guide to residencies: Artists Communities: A Directory of Residencies That Offer Time and Space for Creativity, Third Edition, Allworth Press, New York, NY, 2005.
Artists Residencies for Film and/or Theatre Artists
Please visit the websites of the residencies for complete application guidelines.
ARTErra Residencias (Tondela, Portugal) – Residency that encourages cross-disciplinary artistic creation in a small rural village in Portugal. Artists may stay from 3 days to 6 months; average stay is 6-8 weeks. Artist responsible for travel, residency fee (budgeted on a case by case basis according to the artist’s needs), and meals (residency provides some fruit, vegetables, eggs and jam from the property; artists have access to fully equipped kitchen); residency provides room, work space, and some materials and tools according to the artists’ needs. NO FEE. ARTErra Residencias, R. Nossa Senhora do Crasto, nº380 Lobão da Bei, Tondela, Portugal 3460-207,
Artcroft Center for Arts and Humanities (Carlisle, KY) – Residencies of an average of 2-8 weeks for visual artists, writers, actors, and performance artists. Residency provides housing, studio, and meals; artist responsible residency fee ($40/day), deposit (10% of residency fee), travel, materials, and local transportation. FEE: $25. Artcroft Center for Arts and Humanities, 2075 Johnson Rd., Carlisle, KY 40311, T: (859)
La Macina di San Cresci Artist Residency (Year-round, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy) – Residencies between 7-90 days for visual artists, photographers, sculptors, painters, and writers. Residency provides housing, transportation to and from the airport, internet access, linens, and attendance in workshops. Residents responsible for travel, visa (if necessary), meals, and other living expenses. See website for application guidelines and forms. Some financial support available.NO FEE. La Macina di San Cresci, Pieve di San Cresci 1, 50022 Greve in Chianti (FI), Italy,
18th Street Arts Center (Santa Monica, CA) – Residencies of varying lengths year-round. Open to Los Angeles-area artists or residents of countries that 18th Street has cooperative agreements with (France, Australia, Taiwan – check website for more information about applying as an international artist). Open to artists in all disciplines. Center provides studio for local residents, and housing, studio, and monthly stipend for international residents. Residents are responsbile for materials, food, and travel. Artists have the option to participate in public exhibitions and presentations as well as studio tours. NO FEE. 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA 90404, T:(310) 453-3711, FAX: (310),
Art Center South Florida (Miami Beach, FL) – Residencies of 3-6 months year-round. Open to visual, electronic, multi-media, and performance artists. Facilities include digital media, painting, photography and sculpture studios, as well as exhibition/installation space. Center provides studio subsidy and exhibitions. Residents are responsible for materials and residency fee (based on square feet of studio and calculated by income; rents are subsidized). Artists must spend 30 hours a week in the studio (at any time), and be present in their studios for special events or tours. Artists are expected to donate 1 piece of art to ArtCenter’s yearly fundraising event. NOTE: Applicants must purchase an ArtCenter membership in addition to application fee; membership is $45. FEE: $40. Art Center South Florida, 924 Lincoln Rd. #205, Miami Beach, FL 33139, T: (305) 674-8278, FAX: (305)
The Art Studio Changdong and Goyang (Chang-dong (in Seoul) and Goyang (outside Seoul), Korea) – Residencies of either 1 year or 3-4 months, year-round. Open to professional artists form Korea and abroad working in studio art, design, craft, photography, multimedia, architecture, film and video, TV and radio, and other emerging genres. Residencies include housing, studio, and exhibition space. Residents are responsible for food, travel, and materials. Residents must attend at least one third of the programs taking place at the Studio during the residency. NO FEE. The Art Studio Changdong and Goyang, 601-107 Chang-dong Dobong-gu, Seoul, Korea 132-040, T: +82 2 995 0995, FAX: +82 2 995,
Atlantic Center for the Arts (New Smyrna Beach, FL) – Residencies of 3 weeks (average) year-round. Open to visual, media, literary, and performing artists. Facilities include studios for dance/choreography, digital media, film/digital editing, performance theatre, and exhibition/installation space. Residencies include housing, studios, and meals. Residents are responsible for travel and residency fee ($850; scholarships available; see website for more information). Artists have the option of participating in public exhibitions/presentations. FEE: $25. Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1414 Art Center Ave., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168, T: (386) 427-6975, FAX: (386) Apply 3 months prior to desired residency.
The Banff Centre/Leighton Artists’ Colony (Banff, Canada) – Residencies of 3 days to 3 months, year-round. Open to writers, composers, singer-songwriters, visual artists, screenwriters, playwrights, literary translators, curators, art theorists, and professionals working in theatre, dance, and film at the conceptualization or research stage of a project. Collaborative groups welcome to apply. Residencies include studio, housing, and meal subsidy, as well as access to facilities. Residents are responsible for residency fee ($60 CDN/day for studio; $56 CDN/day for lodging), deposit ($100 CDN), food, and materials. FEE: $75 CDN. The Banff Centre/Leighton Studios, PO Box 1020, 107 Tunnel Mountain Dr., Banff, AB T1L 1H5, Canada, T: (403) 762-6180, FAX: (403)
The Exploratorium (San Francisco, CA) – Interactive museum of science, art, and human perception offers residencies to artists working in film, media, sound, and installation to conduct research and create work that is focused on bringing the arts and the sciences together. The goal of the arts program is to advance a culture of experimentation and collaboration, to engage artists in museum and community life, to inspire curiosity and understanding among diverse audiences, and to stimulate new ideas and directions in the arts, science, and education. Facilities include a fully-equipped machine shop and woodworking shop, as well as media and electronics labs and graphic production facilities. Residencies are from 2 weeks to 1 year for local artists, and from 2 weeks to 1 month for national and international artists. Local artists receive access to facilities, a materials and food budget, and a monthly stipend. National and international artists receive material, food, and stipend, plus travel and lodging coverage. Applicants should be interested in interdisciplinary dialogue and open to collaboration. NO FEE. Pamela Winfrey, The Exploratorium, 3601 Lyon St., San Francisco, CA 94123, T: (415) 561-0309 or (415),
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA) – Residencies of an average of 1 month, year-round. Open primarily to local artists, though artists from outside the Bay Area may occasionally be chosen. Open to visual artists working in all media, including film and video. Residency provides studio space, materials stipend ($10/day), and general stipend ($50+/day). Residents are responsible for housing, meals, travel, materials, and equipment. Artists are expected to work on site at least 4 hours a day, 5 days a week. Residents have the option to give a lecture, slide show, and workshop. NO FEE. Legion of Honor Museum, 100 34th Ave., San Francisco, CA 94121, T: (415) 750-7634, FAX: (415),
Home, Inc. (Boston, MA) – Residencies of 3 months (average) year-round. Open to media artists working in video, digital photography, and multimedia. Facilities include digital media and film/digital editing studios, performance theatre, and exhibition/installation space. Residency provides studios and facilities. Artists are responsible for housing, meals, and living expenses. Residents must provide educational and support services for a total of 5 events, including participation in workshops with students. NO FEE. Home, Inc., 731 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA 02118, T: (617) 266-1386, FAX:(617)
**Hopscotch House/Kentucky Foundation for Women** (Prospect, KY) – Residencies of an average of 1 week, year-round. Open to Kentucky women artists whose art focuses on positive social change working in all disciplines. Organization provides housing and studio space. Limited travel funds and general stipends available (see website for details). Residents are responsible for food, travel, and materials. Artists have the opportunity to participate in public exhibitions and presentations. NO FEE. Hopscotch House/Kentucky Foundation for Women, 8221 Wolf Pen Branch Rd., Prospect, KY 40059, T: (502) 228-4875, FAX: (502),
Joshua Tree National Park Artists’ Residencies (Joshua Tree National Park, CA) – 2-6-week residencies during the months of March, April, October, or November of each year for visual, performing, and literary artists. Accommodations are a rustic and self-sufficient cabin that hosts one artist at a time. Artists responsible for travel, meals, and transportation. NO FEE. For more information, contact: Caryn Davidson, AIR Liaison, Joshua Tree National Park, 9800 Black Rock Cyn. Rd., Yucca Valley, CA 92277, T: (760), Annual Deadline: July 1
Nantucket Island School of Design and the Arts (Nantucket, MA) – Residencies of 1-3 weeks in the summer and 1-6 months the rest of the year. Open to artists in all disciplines. Facilities include open 2D, 3D, and performance studios, outdoor studio, outdoor performance pavilion, and presentation, exhibition, and installation space. Organization provides studio and housing subsidy. Residents are responsible for travel, food, material, and residency fee (fees vary according to season, length of residency, cottage size, and studio needs; from $250-$850/month).FEE: $30. Nantucket Island School of Design and the Arts, P.O. Box 958, Nantucket, MA 02554, T: (508) 228-9248, FAX: (508)
Red Cinder Creativity Center (Na’alehu, HI) – Residencies of an average of 2 weeks, year-round. Open to artists working in all media, including the performing arts, film, and playwriting. Residency provides housing, meals, and studio. Residents are responsible for residency fee ($20/day), food ($20/day), travel, and materials. FEE: $25. Red Cinder Creativity Center, P.O. Box 527, Na’alehu, HI 96772, T: (808) 929-9600,
Simple Choice Farm Artist Retreat (San Miguel de Allende, Mexico) – Residencies of an average of 1 week, year-round. Open to artists in all disciplines. Residencies include housing, workspace, and meals (made from ingredients grown on the farm by two professional chefs). Residents are responsible for travel and residency fee ($375-$500/week). Visit website for application requirements. FEE: $30. Simple Choice Farm Artist Retreat, Kilometer 9, Calle Jalpa, San Miguel de Allende, GOT, Mexico, T: (505) 454-9628 (US), or +52 (415) 100-9030(Mexico),simplechoicefarm@gmail.com
Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Staten Island, NY) – Residencies of 6 months-1 year, year-round. Open to national and international artists, except artists living in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Open to artists in all disciplines. Residencies include studio space, housing stipend, and general stipend ($200). Organization works with accepted artists to find funding for other expenses; they provide letters of invitation and prepare individualized budgets. Artists are expected to participate in events that foster relationships with the Staten Island community. FEE: $15. Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301, T: (718) 448-2500 ext. 260, FAX: (718) 442-8534newhouse@snug-harbor.org
STUDIO for Creative Inquiry (Pittsburgh, PA) – Year-long residencies for artists working in all disciplines. They are particularly interested in interdisciplinary approaches, the integration of new technologies, and artists who take risks. Facilities include digital media and film/digital editing studios, as well as performance space and exhibition/installation space. Artists are paid a salary and usually receive a project fund, in addition to travel assistance, materials stipend, and workspace. Residents are responsible for housing, food, travel, and materials (whatever is not covered by stipend). Artists are expected to participate in on site public exhibitions and studio tours. NO FEE. STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, College of Fine Arts Building, Room 11, Carnegie Mellon, 5000 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890, T: (412) 268-3454, FAX: (412)
University of Saskatchewan, Emma Lake Kenderdine Campus (Saskatoon, Canada) – Residencies of an average of 2 weeks, in June and September. Open to writers, visual artists, musicians, and performing artists. Residency provides housing, meals, and studio. Artists are responsible for residency fee ($300 Canadian), travel, materials, and equipment. NO FEE. University of Saskatchewan, Emma Lake Kenderdine Campus, Room 133, Kirk Hall, 117 Science Place, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5C8, Canada, T: (306) 966-8675, FAX: (306) 966-5567,
The Julia and David White Artists’ Colony (Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica) – Residencies of 1-2 months, year-round. Open to writers, visual artists, performing artists, and media artists. Organization provides subsidized housing and workspace. Residents are responsible for residency fee ($550/month), deposit ($275), food, travel, and materials. Artists are asked to contribute a work of art to the Colony and are encouraged to participate in events both on and off site for the community. FEE: $40. The Julia and David White Artists’ Colony, Interlink 232, P.O. Box 526770, Miami, FL 33152 (mailing address); Apdo. 102-6100, Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica (residency address), T: +506 249 1414, FAX: + 506 249 1831,,
Writer’s Colony at Dairy Hollow (Eureka Springs, AR) – Residencies of 2 weeks-2months, February through November. Open to all types of writers. Residency provides housing, food, and studio. Residents are responsible for residency fee ($20/day), deposit ($100), travel, and materials. Writers must commit to a minimum of 1 day of community service for every 30 days of residency (workshops, seminars, readings, etc.). FEE: $35. Writer’s Colony at Dairy Hollow, 515 Spring St., Eureka Springs, AR 72632, T: (479) 253-7444, FAX: (479) 253-9859,

Job Opening!

Linda Powell, a museum educator at Mount Vernon ( formerly the Corcoran Gallery ) is looking for studio teachers in the following areas:

-Water Color Class

-A class for children on how to draw animals

-A kite making and flying event

– Camp this summer for rising 3-5 grades

If anyone is interested, contact Linda at the following email

IMPORTANT : ART ED COMMUNITY!!!!! Attention!!!!!!

Hey everyone! Hope everyone is enjoying their break! As you are in the holiday season, please take some time to write up a testimonial about our wonderful 5 year MAT program. As many of you know already, GWU has been reviewing and discussing the structure of our program and changes are may be in discussion. These could even very well may threaten the existence of our program!! As a soon to be graduate of this program, I can’t begin to tell you the benefits and wonderful experiences that I have had the past 5 years. If you have been or are currently enrolled in this program, please help Pam and all of us to come together and fight for such a wonderful program. Happy holidays and let us hope for a happy and healthy New Year!

Best wishes,

Olivia Davison
Blog Manager

Below is the email from Pam:

Dear All–
Please consider providing a “testamonial” about your experiences as a Corcoran art education student in particular. Given that our 5 year program is in jeopardy and recruitment for the MAT and MAAE has been put on a one year hold as GWU (GSEHD) reviews our current programs and discusses major changes—our future as a program could well hinge upon what current students and alums have gotten out of the program. You may email Fabiola Directly–see below:

Fabiola Joubert

Dear Faculty,

As we continue with another phase of the Corcoran School website and increasing its effectiveness as a recruiting tool, we would like to gather student testimonials about the Corcoran School. These testimonials would include how they feel about their education, professors, fellow students as well as how their art has developed/improved, and the unique opportunities they’ve encountered due to Corcoran and DC resources.

If you have students you would like to recommend for these testimonials, please email me and I will reach out to them. Otherwise, please circulate this message to your students as we would like to promote the Corcoran School through our students’ experiences. You may direct students to email me at

Thank you for your help.

Best Regards,

Creative Director wanted at Little Loft!

Little Loft is seeking a Creative Director to oversee operations at our Capitol Hill location. We are expanding and are looking for someone to take an active role in managing the Capitol Hill location so it can remain a resource for Hill families.

Must have management skills, experience working with children, an art education background, and the willingness to help grow a business.

Responsibilities include:
Directing summer programs
Supervising staff
Staffing open hours
Prepping art materials
Implementing curriculum
Overseeing a small aftercare program
Maintaining and ordering supplies
Scheduling birthday parties and weekend events

The hours for this position will be determined based on the class structure and scheduled events, 25-30 hours/week, 40+ hours/week during the summer. Monthly planning sessions with owners.

Please send resume and cover letter to Lia Salza Goldstein at by January 3, 2015.


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