36 Chase

 36 Chase Artists and Art Historians Residency

The goal of the Residency is to not only nurture, support, and promote the work and criticism of historically underrepresented artists, writers and art historians, but to contribute work that will modify the current art history and literature canon to be more inclusive and better reflect its true diversity. 

The 36 Chase Residency program was created to support the work of historically underrepresented visual artists, writers and art historians by providing them a space to create/research/write. Additionally, some residents may have the opportunity to exhibit and sell their art at ERICA BROUSSARD GALLERY, a commercial art gallery, located in Orange County, California as well as participate in a group exhibition co-curated by the selected art historian in residence.

The Residency program welcomes individual applications from visual artists, writers, and art historians. It is designed for 2 visual artists and 1 writer or art historian.  It is ideal for artists who are recent MFA graduate students.  Art historians and writers who are conducting research and criticism specifically addressing the many overlooked contributions of female artists, artists of color, and artists from the LGBTQ communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

36 Chase & Barns is centrally located in North Adams within a 5-minute walk from MASS MOCA,  the largest contemporary art museums in the US.

Residents are provided:

Private room
150 to 180 SF shared studio space (up to 2 visual artists)
24/7 access to studio space
Optional meal delivery service for additional cost (4 meals a week)*
Premium memberships to MASS MoCA and the Clark Art Institute
Art critiques (with local art professionals from MassMOCA, Williams College, WCMA and MCLA & more)
An Open Studio event ( weather permitting)
Artists: Awarded a group exhibition at ERICA BROUSSARD GALLERY *
Art Historians: Co-curate exhibition of 36 Chase residents’ work at ERICA BROUSSARD GALLERY .

Applications are now open to artists and art historians seeking residency in the New England area for a 3-month to 6-month residency, for 2019-2020.**  We accept applications on a rolling basis.
The full-price residency fee is $375/week (or approximately $1500/mo).  Need-based financial aid is available. An additional artwork serves to subsidize the cost of tuition for financial aid recipients.***  

* Exhibitions are awarded to residents (who participate for 3+ months,) at the discretion of ERICA BROUSSARD GALLERY

**Alternate residency terms are considered but subject to space availability.

36 Chase & Barns participants will find shared studio spaces in renovated barns easily accessible in the back yard. During the Residency, residents have the opportunity to expand their network and carry out self-lead projects. All selected participants are required to donate at least one artwork to the Residency.***

Apply by providing the following:

Recent CV
Portfolio (3-5 examples of your work in the medium relevant to your practice; images, video, audio, etc.
An outline describing what you plan to accomplish during your residency (2-3 pgs)
Artist statement - philosophy and practice (2-3 pgs)
Two references/recommendations

For more details on the residency program, see our Residency FAQs.

Current Resident(s): To be announced

Past Residents:

Spring 2018: Gerald Sheffield, Jeanne Jalandoni

Fall 2018 - Summer 2019:  Anina Major

Winter 2019: Nicolas Papa


APPLY HERE: 36 Chase & Barns Artists and Art Historians Residency

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY:  The program encourages and welcomes the participation of candidates from all backgrounds and does not discriminate with regard to age, race, sex, sexual orientation, disability, religion, marital status, or nation of origin in its admission policies.