I am on the board of directors for the Quinebaug Valley Council for Arts and Humanities in my hometown of Southbridge, MA. It is my honor and pleasure to be able to lend to the cultural development happening there. I am very excited to have the opportunity to be producing an artist residency program for the organization.
This spring will be the inaugural season for the QVCAH Artist Residency program. We are starting off small by hosting one local, visual artist from the Southbridge or surrounding areas for our first round. We will be providing the artist with 3 months of free studio space (work only – no living quarters) in the Art Center on Main St. in Southbridge, a small stipend (if funds allow), and opportunities to present themselves and their work to the public in our gallery, through an artist talk, or open studio events. There are potential opportunities to engage with the local community by teaching, holding demonstrations, or participating in one of our youth art programs. The resident artist will also be able to be fiscally sponsored by the QVCAH for as long as the organization exists.
The QVCAH believes that by establishing an environment to support the production of art in the Southbridge area, we are making an example of creative dedication and the importance of the arts in our lives.
For more information about the program and how to apply, please visit the QVCAH website.