HUB-BUB is an artist-in-residence program hosted by the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg, SC designed to provide time and space for emerging artists to live free and create.

Two residencies will be offered to studio artists for 11-months, from September 2018 – July 2019, during which the artists will receive a monthly stipend, studio space, and housing with utilities paid. During their residency, we expect our resident artists to hold regularly scheduled open studio hours for 15 hours each week during which they will be available to discuss their work and their process with the public. To be eligible, applicants must have received a BFA or MFA in studio art within the last 5 years or be scheduled to complete their degree in the spring 2018.

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Housing and Stipend:

Artists-in-Residence will be provided with an unfurnished apartment in downtown Spartanburg. All utilities, including internet, will be provided, although the artists-in-residence must provide their own wireless router. A monthly stipend of $850 will be paid on the 5th of each month for the 11-month period, but no additional benefits will be provided.  Exact housing location will be finalized by early summer 2018.

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Studio Space:

·       The Artists-in-Residence will be provided with studio space at the Chapman Cultural Center. The studio is approximately 300 sq. feet of shared space and attached to the HUB-BUB offices. Due to the limitations of the space and the public nature of the program, the use of specialty equipment or hazardous materials is prohibited. The studio will only be accessible to the artists from 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM on Saturday, and from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM on Sunday.

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Community Engagement

In addition to providing time and space for our resident artists to work, the purpose of this program is to continue to build a vibrant and healthy community through opportunities for cultural enrichment. Because of this, we will expect that our resident artists will hold regularly scheduled open studio hours during which visitors to the Chapman Cultural Center will be able to come and observe the resident artist as they work and engage with them in conversation about their process. Additionally, we will ask our resident artists to attend regular meetings with staff, participate in  Chapman Cultural Center and community events (monthly art walk, festivals, board meetings, etc.), and occasionally contribute to offsite events, conduct workshops, or give talks about their work to partnering institutions. While we aim to create a space where the primary focus of our resident artists is the time and space to work, they should expect to commit 15 – 25 hours each week on community engagement and other organizational activities.

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Eligibility and Restrictions:

To be eligible to participate in the program, applicants must have received, or be scheduled to receive, a BFA or MFA in studio art within the last 5 years. Aside from the limitations of the studio space, we have no preferences in terms of medium or process, so long as the artists are excited to include the Spartanburg community in their work. Due to the nature of the program, our housing will not be able to accommodate partners, pets, or children.